Material Handler, Shipping

Location : 3200 Fruit Ridge Ave, Walker, MI 49544

 

Who We Are:

Challenge Manufacturing is a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier to a growing portfolio of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers. Since 1981, Challenge Manufacturing has grown from a very small shop in Walker, Michigan to 12 locations across North America with 4,000 team members supported by 1,500 industrial robots.   

 

What Makes Us Different?

Challenge Manufacturing is an employee-owned company and is currently ranked in the top 50 largest employee-owned companies in North America. Being an employee-owned company enables the Company to maintain a collaborative and teamwork-oriented work culture. Additionally, over time as the company grows, employees will share in that upside financially through ESOP retirement benefits.

 

Challenge is #PeoplePowered!

 

POSITION PURPOSE

Provides customers (internal and external) with proper product delivered on-time and to the proper location.  Ensure that inventory levels are accurate and maintained.  Responsible for the safe operation of liquefied gas or electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices (i.e. forklift)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESULTS

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Observes and complies with all safety, environmental, regulatory, and statutory requirements associated with this job description.
  • Participates in needs analysis and attends and performs the requirements of scheduled training and educational programs identified for this position.
  • Participates, as requested, in independent objective auditing activities and supports company continuous improvement activities.
  • Stops work on processes as appropriate and contains suspect or defective material or services to avoid further processing.
  • Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus.
  • Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials or hooks tow trucks to trailer hitch, and transports load to designated area.
  • Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device.
  • Inventories materials on work floor, and supply workers with materials as needed.
  • Weighs materials or products and records weight on tags, labels, or production schedules.
  • Loads or unloads materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device.
  • Recharges batteries or replaces liquefied gas tank.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Ability to use basic computer skills
  • Ability to drive safely
  • Strong organizational skills

 

BEHAVIORAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Has high standards of performance for self. 
  • Takes responsibility for actions, results, and mistakes.
  •  Is thorough, accurate, and reliable when performing and completing job tasks; demonstrates honesty and integrity in all aspects of work.
  • Takes positive action to objectively resolve conflict by listening, staying focused on issue to find resolution, and monitoring progress.
  •  Maintains positive relationships by constructively resolving conflicts.
  • Uses feedback from others to continuously improve performance and work relationships.
  • Moves within own and/or other work areas (flexes) to support plant flow.
  •  Works with sense of urgency to meet needs of customers.
  • Has necessary experience, skills, and knowledge to perform all aspects of job; rotates through all job responsibilities. 
  • Maintains knowledge and skills to perform job effectively.
  • Has ability to focus on benefits of change and see it as positive; approaches change or newness in constructive/objective manner; views change as learning opportunity.
  • Looks for good in others; works collaboratively with others; shares information and knowledge.
  • Is at work when scheduled and ensures coverage when absent; takes timely breaks/lunches; uses time wisely.
  • Must be able to understand and follow written and verbal workplace instructions
  • Must be able to work full time, up to 12 hours per day including Saturday and Sunday 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBLITY

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • High speed work environment
  • Aware of surroundings
  • Good vision
  • Frequent twisting

 

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education

  • HS diploma or GED

Experience

  • One month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Experience

  • Previous material handling work experience.
  • Previous Hilo driving experience.

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

 

Benefits We Offer:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions, Flexible Spending Accounts, Company-Paid Short-Term Disability and Basic Life, Voluntary Life and LTD, Employer 401k Match, ESOP shares, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off.