Material Handler - Days Glenwood

Glenwood, Minnesota (US)
Salary DOE
Mar 08, 2018

JOB OBJECTIVE:  Is capable of performing a variety of material handling functions. The individual should be familiar with and capable of using various types of lifting equipment. A material handler is also required to perform other miscellaneous tasks, as supervision deems necessary.


  • Reads and interprets blueprints and machine drawings to determine specific material requirements.

  • Determine which process should be used for moving raw steel or finished product in any given situation.

  • Use a variety of hand tools and machines.

  • Be able to drive any type of forklift.

  • Be able to safely rig a load for lifting.

  • Maintains work area in a neat and clean condition.

  • Observes all safety rules and regulations.

  • Performs necessary maintenance and repair on some equipment used.

  • Be able to move parts in and move finished product out of work areas.

EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM JOB:  Cutting torch, hand grinders, hand tools, belt sander, forklifts, overhead hoist, hand trucks, band cutters, ear plugs, eye protection, safety shoes, protective clothing. 


  • Day shift is 8 hours, night shift is 10 hours

  • Stand-frequent-continuous, up to 6 hours (day shift) and 8 hours (night shift)
  • Walk-frequent, up to 4 hours (day shift) and 6 hours (night shift)
  • Sit-continuous (operating forklift)
  • Lift to/from floor-up to 50 lbs. occasional (components), 10 lbs. frequent (components)
  • Lift overhead-up to 20 lbs. rare (components), 15 lbs. occasional (components), 10 lbs. frequent (components)
  • Lift waist level-up to 50 lbs. occasional (components), 30 lbs. frequent (components)
  • One or two hand carry-up to 30 lbs. for 5 feet occasional (components), heavier items are moved with a hoist
  • Push/pull-53 lbs. force (total 105 lbs. force) to initiate large A-frame cart with two employees, up to 38 lbs. force (total 75 lbs. force) to initiate movement of loaded carts with two employees, occasional
  • Elevated work (reaching)-frequent (forklift operation)
  • Twist-occasional (while seated in forklift)
  • Bend-frequent (check materials on shelves and in bins)
  • Squat-occasional (check materials on shelves)
  • Kneel or crouch-occasional (check materials)
  • Stair climb-frequent, mezzanine, two steps in/out of forklift at 13-1/2” and 15” heights
  • Step ladder-rare (check on a shelf to locate stock)
  • Balance-occasional, climbing in/out of forklift, walking around machines and components
  • Manual dexterity-frequent ( manipulating forklift)
  • Firm grasp-occasional (banding materials, band cutters)
  • Lifting >50 lbs. is performed by 2 employees or mechanical assistance is required.


            Rare                 1-5% of day

            Occasional       6-33% of day

            Frequent          34-66% of day

            Continuous      67-100% of day



  • May be inside 40-60% of day, outside 40-60% of day, temperature exposure may be 70-100° F. inside near ovens, and outside varies between -20° to 100° F+ with high humidity in summer

  • Confined spaces-slight, between shelving
  • High elevations-moderate, on truck beds
  • Moving objects-severe, forklift, trucks
  • Noise level-moderate
  • Slippery surface-severe, wet floor, ground may be icy, snowy, sand/dirt on floor dragged in on forklift tires
  • Vibration-slight, on arms with hand tools; moderate, on spine while operating forklift
  • Air pollution-slight, dust, welding smoke, vehicle exhaust fumes


  • Near vision, far vision, and depth perception-significant
  • Color discrimination-minimal (color coded bar stock)
  • Hearing sensitivity-significant (two-way voice radio communication)

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:  Eye protection, safety shoes, protective clothing, winter clothing/gloves, and ear plugs.



  • Forklift certificate

  • Need to be able to read instructions and prints.

  • Must be able to measure material.


*Each employee should be aware that changes in this job description could occur at any time.  Also this job description is not to be considered or construed to be a contract of employment.

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