Material Handler 1

Material Handler 1 Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Material Handler 1 to join our team.


  • Operate machinery such as booms, cranes, pallet trucks, hand trucks and forklifts to handle materials and stock;
  • Stacking goods in the correct storage bays, following inventory control instructions;
  • Document the numbers of units handled or moved each day using production sheets;
  • Sort cargo during loading or unloading process and mark containers with identifying information;
  • Utilize RF scanners and the Warehouse Management System;
  • Operate warehouse equipment safely and efficiently while meeting productivity and quality expectations;
  • Comply with all safety rules, policies and procedures;
  • Abide by all company rules and policies in regards to conduct and safety;
  • Perform labeling, sorting, wrapping, packing and other miscellaneous tasks as needed;
  • Report any unsafe practices and/or conditions to their supervisor;
  • Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) and report any defective PPE;
  • Sweep and clean area, including trailers, as needed;
  • Follow written or oral instructions regarding daily tasks and job duties;
  • Participation in the site Safety and Health Program;
  • Report all near-misses, incidents, injuries, illnesses, including mobile equipment or property damage.


  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as Material Handler;
  • High school diploma required;
  • Ability to assess weights and judge distances and heights;
  • Having a good sense of balance;
  • 1-2 years proven work experience as a warehouse;
  • Regularly sitting on a powered industrial truck;
  • Having good eye-hand-foot coordination;
  • Ability to work in varying temperatures;
  • Frequently lift up to 50 pounds and adjust body position to bend, stoop, walk, turn, pivot, and stand for long periods of time;
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) forklift certification strongly preferred;
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus;
  • Availability to work overtime hours preferred.