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Material Handler

Job ID R-15100 Date posted 07/17/2017

Job Description Summary

Transport, organize, and supply material to production personnel such that continuous production is possible. Perform machine loading and very minor machine repair.

Job Description


Supply operators with necessary materials to maintain production as directed by Supervisor.

Open cartons, crates and bags as necessary to make material readily available to operators.  Break down empty containers and stack on pallet.

Remove empty containers to recycling area.  Empty trash into outside trash container.  Maintain cleanliness of work area.

Operate hand truck or forklift as required to provide materials to production area.  Use hand truck to move materials within the production area.

Requisition materials from warehouse/label room through the use of SAP.

Check all materials from warehouse to correct item, count and condition prior to acceptance.  Store incoming materials as soon as possible after receiving them.

Perform label control making sure correct lot numbers, quantities and labels are used.

Transport finished goods to assigned areas.

Observe all safety standards, environmental procedures and QSR’s.


Performs miscellaneous duties as required by the Supervisor/Lead.


Action Oriented

Customer Focus

Process Effectiveness


We accept personal responsibility

We do what is right


H.S. Diploma/G.E.D.  - Required - (if hired after 6/1/00) Internal transfers exempted

Workkeys Skill Levels:

Applied Math - 4

Locating Information - 4

Observation - 4

Team Work - 4

Experience and Knowledge

No related experience or knowledge needed


Forklift Certification Necessary

Computer Skills/Access


Apriso Flexnet

MS Outlook

Training Requirements

On the Job training Period

Upon placement into position, associate can expect to receive up to 6 weeks of training provided by a qualified trainer.

After training period is complete, additional training will take place. Associate will be considered proficient in this position after 3 months.

QSR/PPE Requirements:


Safety Glasses

Safety Shoes (Steel Toe)

Working Conditions:

Up to 12 hour shifts, heat, smoke, minor eye irritants, noise, working in congested areas, moving equipment

Physical Demands:

Standing - Always

Walking - Always

Sitting - Sometimes

Lifting up to 50lbs - frequently

Carrying up to 50lbs - frequently

Pushing up to 50lbs - sometimes

Pulling up to 50lbs - sometimes

Stooping - sometimes

Bending - frequently

Kneeling - sometimes

Crouching - sometimes

Reaching - sometimes

Handling - frequently

Manual Dexterity - frequently

Speaking - frequently

Hearing - frequently

20/40 Vision requirements - Always

Depth Perception - Frequently

Color Vision - Always

Primary Work Location

USA SC - Sumter

Additional Locations

Work Shift

NA (United States of America)

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Why Join BD?

  • Become an integral part of a company that makes a difference in human health, saving and improving the lives of people in all corners of the globe.
  • Use your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to develop innovative solutions and products that can benefit all people around the world.
  • Enjoy an array of very competitive benefits, including choices of medical programs, company-sponsored savings plan, on-site fitness centers at select locations, tuition reimbursement, and many others that support a healthy lifestyle.
  • Become part of a company that gives significant time, talent and resources to philanthropic and charitable efforts around the world.

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