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Material Handler

Oshkosh Corporation
United States, Wisconsin, Oshkosh
October 02, 2022

About Pierce, an Oshkosh company

At Pierce Manufacturing, we build trucks that protect people and communities around the world. To our team, there is no room for anything less than providing the absolute best. Since 1913, building truck bodies on Model T Ford chassis in an old converted church has evolved to creating highly customized, carefully designed and engineering pumpers, aerials, tankers and rescue units that have no equal. Today, you'll find more than 30,000 Pierce apparatuses on the road that are making a difference in people's lives, every day. To us, every step in the process of building our trucks is personal. From innovation and expertise, to the customization and service. Our trucks are designed to perform under the toughest conditions.

Summary of Job Description

The position, Material Handler II, is responsible for loading, unloading, and moving materials within or near the plant, yard, or work site to the designated work stations in a safe and efficient manner while minimizing damage to materials. The Material Handler II must be able to utilize data from a computer or print outs to prepare parts for the stations.

Essential Functions

  • Read work orders or follow oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved or opened
  • Load and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand
  • Load materials into vehicles and install strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit
  • Convey materials from storage or work sites to designated area, material work zone
  • Secure lifting attachments to materials and transport load to destination or signal crane or hoisting operators to move load to destination
  • Count, weigh, and record number of units of materials moved or handled on daily production sheets
  • Attach identifying tags or labels to materials or mark information on cases, bales, or other containers
  • Make simple adjustments or repair such as realigning belts or replacing rollers
  • Operate industrial truck or electric hoist to assist in loading or moving materials and products
  • Empty trash and handle recycle program
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Regular attendance required
  • All other duties and responsibilities that are assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education
  • Three months of related experience

Preferred Qualifications to complete Essential Functions

  • Forklift license
  • Knowledge of work flow in multiple work zones, materials, dock, painted parts, fabrication, and line calls
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work on Kanban, Supermarket or POUS
  • Basic computer skills

Other Physical Requirements

*All positions require the ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Detailed physical job analysis available upon request.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Sense of sound is required
  • Sense of balance is required
  • Limb and finger dexterity is required
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to perform twisting, turning, bending, climbing, pushing, and pulling motions
  • Ability to lift at least 75lbs
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)-steel-toe shoes, safety glasses, vest

Work Environment

Working conditions will be inside and outside where temperatures will vary from extreme heat to extreme cold for extended periods of time. This position is regularly exposed to vibration and loud noises.

Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at: 920-502-3009 or corporatetalentacquisition@oshkoshcorp.com.

Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.

Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Oshkosh Corporation's legal duty to furnish information.

Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.