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Lawrence Plant Material Handler

Company: Smuckers
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Performs all tasks involved in the production of Smucker's products. This includes the ability to move finished product from the packaging area to the warehouse or load trailers in a safe and timely manner.

Positions are available on Second and Third shifts. Second Shift works 3:30 pm - 12 midnight Monday - Friday and Third Shift works 11:30 pm - 8 am Sunday - Friday. Some overtime is required.

Starting rate $21 per hour.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Unload minor ingredients and packaging materials
* Transfer finished products from production lines to racks in the warehouse with emphasis on safety, quality and speed
* Load finished products from the warehouse according to orders for distribution centers and customer needs
* Maintain sanitation and safety at excellent levels in the warehouse
* Report maintenance needs of forklift in a timely manner

Essential Skills and Knowledge

* High school diploma or equivalent required
* Knowledge of forklift operations to ensure a smooth transition of product to keep damage at a minimum
* Knowledge of proper lifting techniques. Ability to lift sixty-five pound rolls of stretch wrap into position
* Fundamental knowledge of palletizer operation
* Ability to multi-task and work in fast-paced environment
* Ability to follow rules and procedures
* Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented environment
* Strong problem-solving skills
* Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel)
* Effective communication skills
* Detail oriented/Paperwork accuracy essential to decipher loading diagrams to ensure no over-weight trucks
* Quick Learner
* Ability to interact cross-functionally
* Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

Additional Information

* Second and Third shift employees may have little opportunity of changing shifts for several years
* Mandatory overtime, sometimes given short notice. Average: two times per week (4 hours before or after regular shift) equating to a twelve-hour shift
* Occasional six and seven day weeks
* Must adhere to strict attendance policy
* Physically demanding position
* Practicing under Good Manufacturing Practices and Regulatory Food Safety Program
* Must have desire to work in constantly changing, progressive environment
* Other duties as assigned

We offer a comprehensive benefits package effective 1st day of employment!

* Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
* 401(k) Savings Plan with up to 7% Company match
* 3 weeks paid vacation in the first year of employment plus option to purchase 5 additional vacation days
* 12 paid company holidays plus 4 personal days
* Parental Leave
* Perfect Attendance Bonus
* Annual Holiday Bonus
* Discounts on The J.M. Smucker Co. products

Keywords: Smuckers, Lawrence , Lawrence Plant Material Handler, Professions , Lawrence, Kansas

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