Material Handler

Waco, Texas
Warehousing & Distribution
Job Type
Temp to Perm
US$ 12.00 per hour, $12 per hour + none
Ref. Number
Derek Brower, Spherion
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Job Description

The Material Handler provides warehouse services through safe, efficient, cost effective and accurate handling of customer products and materials using manual labor, standard power equipment and computer equipment (when necessary).


This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Pulling Orders:

Accurately locate and pick, both by hand and by using appropriate motorized equipment (i.e. forklift truck), customer product onto/from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves according to established procedures and safety regulations.

Count, weigh, and record number of units of material handled on daily production sheet.

Complete specialized order processing for loading by stenciling, slip-sheeting, stretch wrapping, labeling, and consolidating as required on order.

Loading & Unloading:

Load picked orders according to Company Operating policies and procedures, completing appropriate paperwork including Bill of Lading, Pick Report, Trailer Audit, Lot Verification.

Unload, move, stack, and stage customer products and materials, both by hand and using forklift or other power equipment, keeping appropriate records and reports.

Operating & Maintenance:

Assign trailers to appropriate dock and/or yard location, chocking the wheels, following all safety rules and company policy.

Daily inspect equipment, make adjustments before operating tow-motor vehicles or equipment, following safety and maintenance instructions, and complete inspection sheet at the beginning of each shift; report immediately any defective equipment to supervisor.

Daily inspect and prepare trailers prior to loading product by inspecting and cleaning as needed to insure product preservation.

Assist in building and grounds maintenance to insure that the facility is maintained in a clean, neat, safe, and orderly manner.

Working hours: Various


High School degree or equivalent preferred

Two (2) years forklift experience required

Knowledge of inventory control and general warehouse procedures

Ability to read and comprehend basic instructions, to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures

Ability to operate forklift - both sit down and stand up, tow motor, motorized and non motorized pallet jack

Ability to learn to utilize on board computers, scanners and new technology

Ability to write legibly

Must have basic math skills

Ability to make decisions on customer acceptance based on past experience and fitness for use

Must have attention to detail for continuous mental and visual attention

Data entry skills

Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner

Must have attention to detail for continuous mental and visual attention

Must be a Team Player

Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1-2 years warehouse or related work experience preferred

Fork lift certification preferred

Action Oriented

Teamwork - showing a commitment to teamwork and collaboration.

Respect - extending dignity and respect to all people.

Integrity - fostering trust and a positive work environment.

Innovation - bringing creativity to the workplace.

Customer Focus - achieving Company, department, and personal goals through a strong customer focus.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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