Job Description

Material Handler 2nd Shift

Job Description

Lear Corporation is searching for Material Handler to join our expanding team in Traverse City Michigan!This full-time direct hire position starts at an hourly rate of $13.00 with a .50cent shift premium option. (2ndshift works from 03:00PM - 11:30PM Eastern withovertime opportunities)Learoffers an excellentbenefits package, includinglow deductible Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan health insurance plans. To learn more about this position and working at Lear please submit an application to speak with our Human Resources team.

Material Handler Essential Functions:

  • Support and maintain production requirements by keeping presses adequately supplied with raw materials.
  • Pull, weigh and record scrap.
  • Load and unload trucks.
  • Operate hi-lo truck.
  • Construct boxes.
  • Retrieve stock.
  • Stock incoming parts/material.
  • Perform weight counts, as necessary, and adjust inventory.
  • Maintain safety and cleanliness of work area.
  • Perform other duties related to material handling as required by supervisor

Job Requirements

  • Basic store keeping knowledge, ability to use independent judgment in packing, stacking and arranging shipments & prioritizing jobs.
  • Basic understanding of personal computers and scanners.
  • Pulling/moving raw material to the production floor equal to and including replacing filters for injection molding and document move tags as necessary for stamping
  • Clean/maintain auxiliary equipment up to and including scrap hoppers, grinders, and loaders
  • Knowledge and understanding of material transactions and storage process in QAD
  • Loading and unloading trucks.
  • Ability to pass OSHA Hi-Lo test required
  • Operate Hi-Lo truck:
  • Deliver raw material to production floor.
  • Remove finished parts from press and replace reels.
  • Weigh and record data from full scrap containers
  • Weigh and record rejected stock.
  • Construct boxes for production reels, fill with empty reels, and keep production area stocked.
  • Keep production area stocked with containers and pallets.
  • Pull scrap according to scrap tickets and reports per order requirements. Involves matching scrap tickets, weighing scrap, and balancing scrap sheet. Scrap is staged for loading.
  • Put incoming plating parts/audit away.
  • Perform weight counts.
  • Stock cardboard as needed.
  • Conduct inventory of boxes, reels, pallets and any other materials on the order form(s) needed to run production.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of work area.
  • Scrap Segregation Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids which may be representative but not inclusive, of those commonly associated with this type of work.
  • Personal Computer, Hi-Lo truck, Scale, Bander, Wrapping Machine, Staple Guns, Box Maker and Compactor.
  • Perform other duties as required by supervisor.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic is required.
  • Basic skills in oral and written communication
  • Comply with all Environment, Health, and Safety {EH&S} rules and procedures.
  • Compact discarded packing/shipping material (boxes, etc.). Move finished goods to warehouse as required and transport material from the warehouse to the production floor as needed using FIFO
  • Ensure that all material barrels and containers on floor are full to prevent down time and allow proper dry time.
  • Clean and maintain the grinders, hoppers, and loaders on the production floor, including but not limited to cleaning and replacing filters as needed
  • Move received material from receiving area and place in designated storage locations in the warehouse or on the production floor
  • Ensure that proper procedures are followed, and the working environment is healthy and safe
  • Assist Die Setters in minor tasks and raw material spill cleanup.
  • Assist with unloading trucks as needed.
  • Follow the proper documentation procedures to maintain material lot traceability and FIFO
  • Organize raw materials on the warehouse racks in an orderly fashion and maintain overall work areas in accordance with 5s standards
  • Ensure floor packaging racks are stocked for operators
  • Restock workstations on floor as needed with necessary components.
  • Maintain & Stock FIFO component rack on production floor

Material Handler Evaluations:

  • Material Handler trainee evaluation will be made on a weekly basis.
  • Training will follow the training plan.
  • There is a 60 day qualification period.

Working Conditions:

  • Degree of Physical Demands (Strength) usually associated with this classification:
    • Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly.
    • Involves walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, and climbing on a frequent basis, with occasional crouching.
  • Environmental conditions (Physical Surroundings) usually associated with this classification:
    • The associate is subject to environmental conditions common to a plant environment, including cramped conditions between presses and enclosures.
    • Some exposure to loud noise and oil.
    • The Associate is subject to internal plant and office environmental conditions.
    • Exposure to external conditions due to loading and unloading trucks.
    • Exposure to loud noise in the Press Room.
  • Environmental conditions (Hazards) usually associated with this classification:
    • Exposure to Hi-Lo truck traffic, battery charger, possible cuts from material tail and banding, occasional exposure to wet or slippery dock plates.
    • 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 intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, are encouraged to apply.

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