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Material Handler - Forklift

Company: WestRock Company
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Material Handler - Forklift

1500 Center Cir

Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515

United States


The Material Handler accurately and safely receives raw materials both physically and systemically. This role reports to the Materials Manager but takes day to day guidance from the Inventory Analyst as well with respect to specific job level communications.

In Downers Grove, this entails verifying that the material being received is as described on the respective PO. Specifications, quantity and quality must all meet WestRock standards. The Receiving Specialist also has a myriad of responsibilities surrounding the movement of raw materials through the plant which include but are not limited to: the retrieval of stock from warehouse locations and delivery to the pressroom as prescribed by specific jobs, the movement of excess stock back to the warehouse while communicating these excesses to the Inventory Analyst and finally, the processing of recycled material.

The ideal candidate has solid rudimentary math skills and is comfortable with keeping track of transactions, multi-tasking and operating material handling equipment.

Success in the position requires a person with these qualities: a propensity to logically optimize the use of warehouse space, keeping good inventory records, maintaining a pattern of safe equipment operation, ongoing physical inventory stewardship that results in minimal inventory variances, and the ability to effectively balance the demands of a variety of internal customers with departmental priorities.


* Unload inbound shipments of raw materials and verify
* Create and affix pallet tags which identify material, mfr. lot#, and receiving info.
* Put raw materials to a stock location and acknowledge that to the system
* Optimize stock locations on an ongoing basis
* Retrieve stock as necessary for jobs
* Move WIP to operational areas as necessary
* Manifest and load recycled material onto recycle truck
* Put overstock to designated location and identify
* Conduct cycle counts and full inventory counts as necessary and work with respective Inventory Analysts to reconcile


Must have high school diploma or G.E.D.

Must have the ability to read and write instructions and correspondence.

Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals.

Must pass basic reading test.

Must have basic mathematical skills.

Must have the ability to operate heavy material handling machinery (electric pallet jack, fork lift, reach truck, have the ability to meet and/or pass the minimum requirement on a mechanical test or have demonstrated mechanical aptitude through prior work experience.

Must be comfortable with use of computers for finding information, entering information, sending email or writing and sending email.

Must have basic computer skills (email, word processing, etc.)

Must have intermediate computer skills (email, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, etc.)

Must be able to maintain good attendance.

Must be willing to work overtime as needed; significant overtime may be required during busy periods.[AN4]

Must be reliable and dependable.

Must be able to perform all essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Keywords: WestRock Company, Downers Grove , Material Handler - Forklift, Professions , Downers Grove, Illinois

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