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VWR International
Material Handler
Visalia, CA

Description: With over 150 years of experience, VWR delivers a world of supplies and services that accelerate science. This, combined with the experience and talent of both seasoned industry veterans and new associates, creates an engaging, challenging, and culturally diverse work environment. We believe this unique blend of experience has clear linkage to our commitment to excellence a commitment which first begins with our associates. Currently, we are seeking Material Handlers to join our team based in Visalia, CA.

As a Material Handler, you will be responsible for accurate receiving, storing, picking, and shipping of products to meet VWR standards of productivity, quality, safety, and customer service. This position is based in an industrial warehouse setting and is a position that is flexible to a wide array of duties within warehousing.

Your specific responsibilities will include functions in the following areas:

Inbound: Unload trucks, trailers, containers of freight, counting products, compare to manifest to check all shipments for damage, infestation, or production code dates. Material handlers must report shortages, damages, and mis-shipments on appropriate forms. Also be able to sign for inbound shipments when necessary. All inbound shipments are moved safely to storage locations to be efficiently stacked as store merchandise.

Order Picking: Ensure that the correct product number, quantity and type (lot, batch, serial number) of product are picked. Transport orders to shipping locations or delivery platforms with material handling equipment such as but not limited to fork trucks, cherry pickers, or pallet jacks. Materials handlers must be able to label, stencil, tag, mark orders, band, bundle, wrap, over-pack, and palletize as required.

Outbound: Compare quantity, labeling and address with order to ensure out-going shipments are complete and correct. Assign signature for outbound as necessary. Efficiently move product, cartons and or pallets into trailers, rail cars or containers.

Equipment: Maintain equipment in a neat, clean and orderly fashion. Operate equipment safely and efficiently. Comply with company standards and OSHA requirements.

Inventory: Keep accurate records and reports. Assist in physical inventories and cycle counts. Ensure proper stock rotation. May key inventory adjustments in computer.

Other Duties: Repack or re-box cases per customer instructions. Repair and consolidate damaged goods as required. Operate shrink-wrap machine. Charge forklift battery as needed; stack and or separate good from bad pallets when necessary; clean railcars, trailers, and truck docks, bays as requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to use proper techniques to lift up to 75 pounds. The ability to follow directions with emphasis on safety is extremely important.
  • Must be able to work at heights.
  • Must be able to handle stress caused in meeting deadlines with tight scheduling requirements.
  • Must be able to shift priorities easily.
  • Must be able to use hands and feet simultaneously and for repetitive movements.
  • Must have responsible work habits.
  • Must be familiar with warehouse systems.
  • Must be available to work any shift.
Language Skills:
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), coverage, documents, and regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively establish rapport, present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers and the public.
  • Skill and ability to meet people and listen.
Mathematical Skills:
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Understanding of metric system measurements is beneficial.
Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry but detailed and uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Skill and ability to type.
  • Skill and ability to operate a computer.
  • Skill and ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Skill and ability to meet deadlines and operate office equipment.
  • Skill and ability to use Microsoft office tools and company software
Experience & Skills:
  • High School education or GED is required and 1-3 years of warehousing experience.
  • OSHA Forklift and HAZMAT certification a plus
At VWR, our goal is to be an employer of choice and the most sought after employer of top talent. Our associates, working with complex customers in dynamic industries, enjoy an ever-changing landscape to be explored. Given our global footprint, associates can explore opportunities across the map ultimately allowing them to create their own path to success. We provide associates the tools and information needed to identify and improve their overall wellness. Our benefit offerings are designed to support financial, emotional and physical well-being. Associates can select from a variety of benefits ranging from healthcare programs to financial incentives like a 401(k) savings plan with generous Company match. EOE M/F/D/V

VWR maintains a drug free workplace. VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC. VWR International, LLC is aware of fraudulent e-mails referencing VWR job opportunities. Please note: VWR does not hire employees through e-mail solicitation and never requests any employee to cash money orders or send money to others. If you question the validity of a job, please visit www.VWRjobs.com.

Apply via website: www.VWRjobs.com
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