Material Handler/Operator - Seattle, WA

CEVA Logistics

  • Seattle, WA
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 3 months ago
JOB SUMMARY:
Performs various manual operations and operates equipment in a warehouse and logistics process. Receives, identifies, stores, picks and moves goods and material and operates hand trucks, pallet jacks, forklifts, palletizers and other equipment as required.

The Material Handler/Operator path has three levels of responsibility, Material Handler/Operator I, Material Handler/Operator II and Material Handler/Operator III. Each level has increasing levels of understanding and operation of warehouse activities, equipment and documentation.

Common Working Titles May Include: Freight Handler, Material Handler, Forklift Operator, and Warehouse Worker. This does not include drivers or office employees.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Material Handler/Operator I
Summary: Moves product and material using manual or equipment operation. Verifies information, prepares orders and completes appropriate documents; typically involves more manual operations, more routine or standard in nature and basic or less complex requirements.
  • Performs various manual labor functions such as picking inventory, counting cargo, product and material and hand staging and loading goods; uses manual equipment such as hand truck or pallet jack.
  • Receives, stores, and distributes material, tools, equipment, and products within assigned area.
  • Prepares and assembles orders, moves materials and items from receiving or production areas to storage or to other designated areas.
  • Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves, pallets or in bins according to predetermined sequence such as size, type, style, color, product code and related characteristics; tend to be more routine or typical.
  • Operates a forklift once certified and required; operation tends to be more limited or is less complex operation/movements.
  • Completes or verifies appropriate forms, documents, labels and other information to ensure the accuracy of inventory, monitor and track material and successful receiving and/or delivery of goods; tends to be basic information or standard in nature.
  • Operates hand tools to close or open bales, build or tear down crates, and other containers or material; tends to be more predictable packaging.
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and a safe and effective work environment.
  • Assists with identifying potential operational or service concerns, notifies appropriate co-workers and assists with resolving.
  • Performs various warehouse maintenance tasks, including sweeping floors, cleaning docks, staging, packing, racking and related storage areas, proper storing equipment, basic preventative maintenance and related tasks.
  • Develops and maintains excellent customer service to internal and external customers at all times, such as working collaboratively, providing timely communications and instruction and assisting with operations as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Material Handler/Operator II:
Summary: Moves product and material using several sources of manual or equipment operation. Verifies information, prepares orders and completes appropriate documents; typically involves more complex equipment, multiple cells or operations, and advanced or non-standard requirements.
  • May serve as a lead operator in less complex, smaller teams or standard operations.
  • Operates a forklift when required and is fully trained and operational; may not perform the most complex, heavy or oversized transports.
  • Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves, or in bins according to predetermined sequence such as size, type, style, color, product code and related characteristics; tends to be more complex or in multiple cells or operations and fully trained.
  • Operates hand tools to close or opens bales, build or tear down crates, and other containers or material; packaging can be advanced or non-standard.
  • Completes or verifies appropriate forms, documents, labels and other information to ensure the accuracy of inventory, monitor and track material and successful receiving and/or delivery of goods; involves knowledge of several operations or varied goods and services.
  • Identifies potential operational or service concerns, notifies appropriate co-workers and assists with resolving.
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and a safe and effective work environment.
  • Assists with training and providing basic work instructions to new hires or transfers.
  • Develops and maintain excellent customer service to internal and external customers at all times, such as working collaboratively, providing timely communications and instruction and assisting with operations as necessary.
  • Receives, stores, and distributes material, tools, equipment, and products within assigned area.
  • Prepares and assembles orders, picks and counts material, moves and loads materials between operations or trucks; uses labor or manual equipment such as hand truck or pallet jack.
  • Performs various warehouse maintenance tasks, including sweeping floors, cleaning docks, staging, packing, racking and related storage areas, proper storing equipment, basic preventative maintenance and related tasks.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Material Handler/Operator III:
Summary: Serves as a lead to staff and provides work direction. Performs the most complex operations, ensures employees are trained and is fully trained in all operational areas.
Performs above accountabilities, and in addition:
  • Performs similar operations as the Operator II, is fully trained and operational in all areas of the operation.
  • Performs all forklift requirements, including heavy and oversized pieces.
  • Prioritizes and assigns work and provides work direction.
  • Works with supervisors and trainers to ensure staff are trained, provides assistance and feedback and completes appropriate forms or documents when required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
Education:
Required: High school Diploma or GED required.

Experience:
Level I Required: No experience is required.
Level II Required: Typically at least two years of warehousing or related logistics experience, or successful completion of a rotation program.
Level Lead Required: Typically at least five years of warehousing or related logistics experience.

Material Handler/Operator I Skills:
  • Responding promptly and professionally to customer needs.
  • Reading, comprehending and completing basic checklists, forms or other related documents.
  • Performing in a team environment.
  • Operating hand and power tools.
  • Performing manual tasks.
  • Following safety policies and procedures.
  • Basic proficiency in operating a computer.
  • Ability to become forklift certified, when required.
Material Handler/Operator II Skills:
  • Operating hand and power tools, including hand truck, pallet jack, and related warehouse equipment.
  • Responding promptly and professionally to customer needs, including in a warehouse environment.
  • Reading, comprehending and completing shipping, receiving and related operational documents.
  • Performing in a team environment.
  • Performing manual tasks, including those in a warehouse environment.
  • Following safety policies and procedures, including those in a warehouse environment.
  • Basic proficiency in Internet, web-based and job specific software applications.
  • Assisting with providing basic work instructions.
  • Identifying and resolving potential operational concerns.
  • Operating a forklift or the ability to become forklift certified, when required.
Material Handler/Operator III Skills:
  • Prioritizing and assigning work.
  • Providing training and guidance to staff.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

Required:
Forklift Certification typically required in most operations within 3 to 6 months of hire.

Preferred:
Valid state issued driver's license.
Forklift Certification.

Travel Requirements:
Typically not required.

Auburn

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CEVA operates in a multicultural, global environment and is a richly diverse organization operating seamlessly as one company. We aim to attract, motivate and retain the best people in our industry, whatever their background. We share the same passion to deliver world-class solutions to our customers. We have the best supply chain professionals in the industry and develop this talent in an inspiring work environment.

CEVA Logistics is proud to be an equal opportunity work place and an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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