Material Handler II 1 Job at Arkema Inc in Chatham, Virginia

Posted in Other 9 days ago.





Job Description:


The Material Handler II reports to the Logistics Manager to perform specific duties within the warehouse and plant. Key Activities may include:


  • Generate, print and apply labels to raw materials

  • Assist warehouse with necessary transport and staging of materials

  • Loading and unloading trucks as required

  • Package small material runs such as DPR10, samples, etc. as required.

  • Pour samples as required, using appropriate ppe.

  • Assist in troubleshooting small batch packaging issues as required

  • Responsible for assisting SAP/Inventory specialist with cycle counts

  • Required to become high-rise certified to pick orders for shipment.

  • In the event of a plant emergency, participate in the emergency response as directed

  • As time allows, assist in other operations in the plant as directed

The position is located in a manufacturing enviroment with chemical, physical, ergonomic and electrical hazards. The facility is PSM managed and as such each postion supports and complies with HES policies and regulatory and internal requirements. This position is a shift position whose hours may vary in shift and length depending on the needs of the facility.

The qualified candidate will have:


  • Minimum high school graduate

  • 1-2 years manufacturing experience preferred

  • Fork truck and high rise experience preferred

  • 1-2 years warehouse experience preferred.

  • Strong commitment to safety

  • Teamwork and cooperation: readily share information and knowledge. Seek to understand and build on differing perspectives of others to enhance team efficiency and quality outcomes.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude

  • Accept direction and goes the extra mile to provide positive results

  • Dependable and can work independently as well as in a team to provide results

  • Learn quickly and understand when problems arise. Participates in problem solving including communication with team and supervisors.


  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements

  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)

  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents

  • Manufacturing environment with chemical, physical, ergonomic and electrical hazards. Work includes a variety of physical and biological conditions including, but not limited to, proximity to moving mechanical parts and powered industrial trucks, exposure to hot work or steam, working at heights, working with sharp tools and exposure to slip hazards and wet areas.

  • Work is primarily performed in the manufacturing complex; however, worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.

  • Worker is subject to atmospheric conditions, including, but not limited to, exposure to dust, chemicals, and odors.

  • Works with or around hazardous substances.

  • Work requires use of protective clothing and equipment.

  • Scheduled hours may vary in shifts and length.

  • Noise level in the work environment is below the OSHA permissible exposure limits.

  • Actively participate in plant Behavior Based Safety program.

  • Report any HES incidents and, as appropriate, participate in incident investigations.

  • In the event of a plant emergency, participate in the emergency response as directed, and be a member of the ERT.

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of 8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.