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Bloomington, Minnesota
United States

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Job Category:
Manufacturing - Production, Architecture - Building Trades - Construction
Position type:
Full Time
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Date Posted:
April 23, 2017


Responsible for safely picking and supplying raw materials to production and returning unused raw materials to appropriate locations. Works closely with management from Production Departments to ensure efficient use and coordination of materials.  Makes decisions based on production requests and resolves problems.  Supports traffic and warehouse processes such as receiving material, unloading deliveries and stock transfers.  Is proficient in the use of a forklift, hand truck, and other machinery.  Utilizes physical stamina and skills in organizing, sorting and categorizing merchandise, to maximize the efficiency of the warehouse.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Determines future kitting requirements by working closely with production managers/department supervisors.
  • Unpacks, examines and routes incoming shipments, rejects damaged items, records shortages. Able to receive and process all defective parts returned for replacement or credit.
  • Verifies and keeps records on incoming shipments
  • Compares identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of incoming shipments to verify information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records.
  • Proper operation of equipment to safety and productivity requirements, including but not limited to Lift truck or hand trucks to convey, move or hoist materials to proper departments or areas.
  • Fulfills frequent department request for materials via move tickets sent to computer/tablet.
  • Distribute production materials to designated locations on assembly lines observing the first-in-first-out (FIFO) inventory control practice.
  • Pull and stage materials for upcoming line/production.
  • Return materials to warehouse locations at the end of production builds and line changeovers.
  • Stage full pallet quantities as required.
  • Housekeeping duties throughout the production and warehouse area.
  • Must be able to obtain forklift certification.
  • Participate in cycle counting activities on occasion.


  • Able to follow directions and communicate clearly, effectively and professionally with other departments.
  • Computer skills to enter incoming receipts and stocking locations.
  • Proper use of personal protective equipment.
  • Excellent knowledge of basic math skills such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
  • Experience in handling and storing materials or supplies; operating material handling equipment; accessing information on a computer; reviewing documents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and move objects weighing up to 30 pounds repeatedly and 60 pounds occasionally.  Stand and walk continuously throughout an 8 hour shift; work in dusty and dirty conditions; handle and store hazardous materials; clean and maintain a safe working environment, and operate a forklift for up to 8 hours per day.
  • Company and OSHA approved forklift certification (company training provided).
  • Good organizational skills critical to delivering the right materials to the warehouse and later retrieving them for use.
  • Accurate spatial perception is important.
  • Demonstrated ability to make timely decisions.
  • Good housekeeping and safety skills.
  • Good mechanical and troubleshooting skills.

A high school Diploma/GED. Proficiency in reading and writing English is required.


  • Between 2 to 3 years of experience working in material handling jobs.
  • Highly skilled in loading and unloading material within a warehouse facility.
  • Able to operate a fork lift, pallet jack and other material handling equipment. 
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