Material Handler at Westlake Chemical Corporation in Lenexa, Kansas

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:

Summary:This position is primarily responsible for supporting personnel to produce a quality shingle and timely meet expectations of production demands by performing the following duties.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Trains and relieves machine operators as needed.Fills in for the Lead during their absence, including performing color changes, quality checks, and become familiar with mold changeovers.Maintains communication between shifts and coworkers.Performs daily departmental housekeeping.Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved.Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, by hand.Conveys materials from storage or work sites to designated area.Counts, weighs, and records number of units of materials moved or handled on daily production sheet.Attaches identifying tags or labels to materials or marks information on pallets.Stacks or assembles materials into bundles and bands bundles together.Removes samples of materials, labels with identifying information, and takes samples for analysis.Lifts heavy objects by hand or with power hoist, and cleans work area, machines, and equipment to assist machine operators.Dumps by hand materials such as colors or plastic, into machine hoppers or move product by hand onto scrap pallets.Operates industrial truck or electric hoist to assist in loading or moving materials and products.Reads spread sheets to determine specific material requirements at changeovers.Maintains work area in a neat and clean condition.Performs necessary maintenance and repair on some equipment used.Responsible for performing the physical tasks involved in the shipping, receiving, storing, and distributing of products, materials, parts, supplies and equipment.Prepares and maintains records of product movement.Pulls raw materials and finish product from various locations for manufacturing orders.ACCOUNTABILITY:Notifies the Supervisor of any issue with these subjects.Safety
Inventory Control
Quality Control
Production requirements
Scrap reduction
Double checks product pulled for accuracy.
Replenishes shelf stock after orders complete.
General housekeeping and maintenance of the warehouse work areas.
Meets minimum standards of productivity and quality.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:This job has no supervisory responsibilities.QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:Less than high school education; or up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.LANGUAGE SKILLS:Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.REASONING ABILITY:Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.COMPUTER SKILLSTo perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet Software (Excel).CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:Valid driver license and acceptable motor vehicle record
Forklift certification required

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to gain the trust of customers.
Excellent judgment and discretion; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, and handle work-related stress is required.
Friendly, courteous, service-oriented, professional, outgoing, and customer service oriented.
Remain calm and professional in stressful situations.
Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision.
Recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve routine problems.
Team player with a "can do" attitude that can work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to establish and maintain professional atmosphere for employees, clients and customers.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:Able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays.
Minimum of 2 years solid recent work history that includes working on a forklift.
Previous warehouse experience a plus.
Must pass equipment operator's testing, according to position and department requirements.
Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT:May use (but not limited to) power equipment such as a forklift, hand tools, and other devices operated in a warehouse environment.
Forklift and electric pallet jack for material movement
Overhead crane for mold changes when assisting or filling in for Lead Molders
Scales for color changes and inventory verification
Injection molding machines
Shrink wrapper

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places.The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.