A material handler is a worker responsible for the movement, storage, and transportation of materials and goods within a warehouse or industrial setting, ensuring efficient and safe logistics operations. Their duties typically involve loading and unloading, organizing and tracking inventory.

Job Description

To assist with maintaining our inventory and organizing our storage spaces, we are searching for a Material Handler. It will be your responsibility to accurately and quickly arrange orders so that we can offer excellent client service.

Material Handlers are essential employees in warehouses. Placing incoming orders on shelves and selecting items based on particular customer requirements are the key responsibilities of Material Handlers. You will keep an eye on inventories as a Material Handler and report any shortages.

To keep reliable records, you must pay close attention to detail. Due to the possibility of frequently having to lift parcels by hand, some physical strength is needed. We would love to meet you if you’re also dependable and quick on your feet.

The following are the responsibilities of a Material Handler:

  • Arranging and keeping an eye on inventory
  • Packing & unpacking items
  • Recording directives

Principal Responsibilities

  • Verify inbound shipments to ensure that all ordered materials adhere to quality requirements.
  • Packing and unloading
  • Make the most use of pallets, cranes, forklifts, and other tools to efficiently arrange stock.
  • Acknowledge and review incoming pick tickets.
  • Pull materials to correctly complete orders
  • Orders are wrapped and loaded onto vehicles for delivery.
  • Keep an eye on stock levels and place new orders as necessary.
  • Record all materials, orders, and stock movements.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • A track record of success in a material handling, warehouse, or related role
  • Being able to operate RF devices or voice picking systems is advantageous.
  • Familiarity with operating warehouse machinery such as pallet jacks and forklifts
  • Powerful communication abilities
  • Both dexterity and meticulousness
  • Organizing abilities
  • Capacity to fulfill the physical requirements of the position forklift operating license
  • Ability to work overtime on occasion
  • High school certificate
  • Download the PDF job description for a Material Handler.

Commonly Asked Questions

What does a Material Handler do?

Material Handlers are responsible for moving, storing, and distributing materials within a warehouse or production facility.

How can I become a Material Handler?

Typically, a high school diploma or equivalent is required; gaining experience in logistics or warehousing is beneficial.

What types of equipment do Material Handlers operate?

Material Handlers may use forklifts, pallet jacks, and conveyor systems to transport and manage materials efficiently.

How do Material Handlers ensure inventory accuracy?

They use tracking systems, conduct regular counts, and update records to maintain accurate inventory levels.

Can Material Handlers work in different industries?

Yes, Material Handlers are employed in various industries, including manufacturing, retail, and distribution, where materials need to be managed and transported.