Material Handler

Job Type: Full-time
Location: Plant City, FL
Post Date: 1/1/1970

Job Description

Specific Tasks

1. Move pallets to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, by hand or using trucks, or other equipment.
2. Stage pallets, if necessary, before loading.
3. Attach identifying tags to pallets or mark them with identifying information.
4. Read hot sheets, BOL or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs..
5. Install protective devices, such as bracing, padding, or strapping, to prevent shifting or damage to items being transported.
6. Perform cycle counts.
7. Perform SQF cleaning as required.
8. Maintain storage areas to ensure that inventory is easily accounted for.
9. Use RF gun to ensure proper product, track inventory.
10. Other duties as assigned.

Specific Safety Responsibilities:

1. Report any unsafe conditions that are encountered.
2. Report any injury or near miss to Team Leader immediately.
3. Do not perform a duty that appears to be unsafe without consulting a Team Leader.
4. Recognize hazards of the job and learn how to avoid them.
5. Follow BJAs and SOPs.
6. Observe all Safety Rules.
7. Wear safety equipment and protective devices as required: steel-toe shoes, hearing protection, cut-gloves, harness, etc.
8. Keep work area clean and uncluttered.
9. Conduct safe behavior observation on a weekly basis, 4 a month are required.

Specific SQF Responsibilities:

1. Adhere to the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) policy.

2. Every Evergreen team member has a responsibility for ensuring the products we produce are safe and of good quality.

3. Personally act with behaviors consistent with achieving and maintaining Safe Quality Foods certification.

4. Behavior in the facility, and on equipment, shall not compromise the food safety goals.

5. Follow responsibilities for this job description on make ready, start up, or change over/line clearance procedure.

6. Do not run unsafe product.

7. Support the goal of producing a food safe product by following all programs, policies, SOPs as well as GMPs.

8. Report and/or fix problem that creates a Food Safety Hazard.

9. Place suspect product on precautionary hold.

Specific Functional Responsibilities:

1. Climbing off and on forklift (height of 3 feet)

2. Looking over shoulder to right and left while reversing or driving backwards with load

3. Operate right handed operating controls (little pressure required but frequent grabbing of controls

4. Sitting on forklift for 8 to 12 hours

5. Changing battery (max. 3116lbs) (using hoist) may require some upper body control of swinging battery (abs and shoulders)

6. Looking up to 45 degrees tilting neck back when pulling orders, and putting pallet in racks

7. Going up and down stairs

8. Driving over ramps and dock plates - some jarring to back

9. Stacking cases on pallet (max. 45lbs/case, 54 cases/pallet)

10. Reworking pallets (removing and restacking cases)

11. Sweeping warehouse

12. Cleaning outside warehouse

13. Going up and down ramps with forklift

14. Tagging pallets -placing tickets on pallets , reaching over shoulder height (about 6ft vertical)

15. The team member is required to be able to perform the above tasks, with or without reasonable accommodation.


  1. Excellent attendance record with no written warnings on file for the past 12 months.
  2. Satisfactory performance evaluations with peer evaluations.
  3. No written warnings or performance deficiencies for the past 12 months.
  4. Must be able to pay close attention to detail and prioritize multiple tasks.
  5. Experienced lift truck operator
  6. Computer literacy (web-based, Windows and SAP)

Additional Information

Evergreen Packaging may require satisfactory completion of certain job based assessments which candidates would be required to successfully complete in order to qualify for the position.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Evergreen Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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