Job description

Job Overview:
Walinga USA is currently seeking a skilled Material Handler to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the efficient movement, storage, and distribution of materials within a warehouse or production facility. This role ensures that materials are accurately received, stored, and delivered to the appropriate locations in a timely manner.

Principle Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Review ASNs (Advanced Shipping Notice) and make plans for incoming shipments
  • Receive incoming shipments and verify their accuracy against purchase orders and packing lists.
  • Inspect materials for any damage or discrepancies and report issues
  • Unload materials from trucks using forklifts, pallet jacks, or other equipment
  • Store materials in designated locations in the warehouse or production areas
  • Maintain a clean and organized area to ensure easy retrieval of materials
  • Use inventory management systems to update the location and status of materials
  • Retrieve materials from storage locations based on production or shipping orders
  • Accurately pick, pack, and label materials for delivery or production use
  • Ensure that orders are complete and ready for shipment in a timely manner
  • Move materials to and from production areas
  • Assist with the loading and unloading of trucks and containers
  • Follow inventory control procedures to minimize waste
  • Assist in creating processes that reduce wasted movements for handling materials

Skill & Knowledge Requirements:

  • Knowledge of relative safety standards and ability to report unsafe conditions and request assistance as needed
  • Willingness to use protective gear
  • Ability to give attention to detail
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to attain a forklift license (training completed in-house)
  • Ability to move van trailers around the yard is a bonus, you must be willing to learn if not already trained.

Other Qualifications and Considerations:

  • High school diploma and one year of equivalent work experience
  • Strong basic math skills
  • Ability to read
  • Computer literacy
  • Good physical health
  • Range of Motion: ability to walk, bend, squat and perform above shoulder height activity
  • Lift from floor to waist (a minimum of 20 lbs up to 50 lbs (requesting assistance as required and utilizing cart to minimize handling distance)
  • Lift from at or above shoulder height to waist (a maximum of 20 lbs, requesting assistance as required )
  • Ability to work with or around chemicals
  • Decision making capability - problem solving
  • Attain precise standards, follow work instructions
  • Read and Interpret data
  • Ability to work in fast pace work environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a group
  • Ideal candidate should be within a 30-minute commute of facility

This position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic warehouse environment with room for growth and advancement. If you meet the qualifications and are ready to take on this exciting opportunity, we encourage you to apply today!

We have over a 90% retention rate of our employees which says a lot about the company and culture we have at Walinga USA.

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As an employee in the Michigan workplace, you are required to:

  • Ensure compliance with company policies and industry regulations regarding inventory management,
  • Use personal protective equipment and clothing as directed by the employer,
  • Report workplace hazards and dangers to the supervisor or employer,
  • Work in a safe manner as required by the employer and use the prescribed safety equipment,
  • Tell the supervisor or employer about any missing or defective equipment or protective device that may be dangerous,
  • Refuse unsafe work.
  • Participate in the workplace health and safety activities through the Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) or as a worker health and safety representative.
  • Know, or the right to be informed about, actual and potential dangers in the workplace.

Walinga USA is conveniently located just north of Wayland, Michigan with easy access to 131.

Walinga USA is a leader in the worldwide Ag Industry for customized manufacturing of bulk feed trailers with additional locations in Iowa, Canada and Australia. Walinga USA takes pride in quality craftmanship and superb customer satisfaction. Our location in Wayland manufactures highly specialized trailers for hauling animal feed and grains. Each trailer is designed and built to meet individual customer specifications and exceed expectations.

Posted onMay 31, 2024
Available positions2
Country & LanguageUnited States
Location1190 Electric Avenue, Wayland, MI 49348
Job TypeFull-time
Expected hours per week43.5
ScheduleMonday to Friday
Day shift
No weekends
Experience Level1-2 years
BenefitsHealth insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Paid Time Off
Short Term Disability
Life insurance
401k with 3% matching
Profit Sharing
Performance Bonus
Resume RequiredYes
Hiring Timeline1 to 2 weeks
Background check requiredYes
Fair Chance HiringNo, people with a criminal record are not encouraged to apply.

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