Material Handler 1


Job Title: Material Handler 1 Prepared By: Human Resources
Department: Receiving Prepared Date: 04/13/2015
Reports to: Director of Operations Approved By:  
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Approved Date:  

Position Summary                                                                                                                                                             

Receive, unpack, verify and record incoming merchandise or material.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities – includes the following, but others may be assigned                                                           

  • Accepts and signs for deliveries.
  • Examines shipment contents and compares with records such as manifests, invoices, or orders to verify accuracy.
  • Maintains records of all received shipments.
  • Prepares documents, such as placards, to route materials.
  • Unpacks consolidated shipment deliveries and distributes contents to the right warehouse locations.
  • Confers or corresponds with operations or quality, to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.
  • Uses dollies, forklifts, and other moving equipment to move material.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                                                                                                              

  • None

Education and Experience                                                                                                                                                  

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equipment combination of education and experience.


  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills.
  • Pays close attention to detail.
  • Possesses basic math skills.
  • Interact cooperatively and collaboratively with others as a team.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively.
  • Demonstrate eagerness, enthusiasm, and optimism for work activities. This includes the willingness to take ownership for work activities.
  • Identify problems and assist to resolution.
  • Is capable of operating forklifts and other equipment needed to move shipments.
  • Demonstrates awareness of proper safety procedures.

Computer Skills                                                                                                                                                                 

  • Ability to use the computer and web-based systems to input, access, modify, or output information.

Physical Demands                                                                                                                                                              

  Percentage of Work Time
Item 1% to 33% 34% to 66% 67% to 100%
Standing/Walking     X
Sitting   X  
Twisting   X  
Lifting/Carrying   X  
Pushing/Pulling   X  
Climbing   X  
Bending/Stooping   X  
Using arm muscles frequently or for extended periods   X  
Using leg muscles frequently or for extended periods   X  
Computer Operation   X  
Endurance to perform tasks over long periods of work hours   X  
Repetitive rapid hand movement   X  
Manual dexterity with both hands   X