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Material Handler

Houston, TX 77081

Posted: 07/02/2024 Employment Type: Contract to Perm Industry: General Warehouse/ Industrial Job Number: LW948267626 Pay Rate: $15-18 / hour

Job Description

Material Handler 
Temp to Hire
Pay rate: $15-$18

Seeking a Material Handler to join our team. The Material Handler reports to the Distribution Supervisor, and is responsible for providing Support to the Distribution Department. Follow procedures to initiate, monitor, and record as it pertains to service and/or departmental issues. Works in the warehouses and other distribution points. Frequently pulls products/materials to where they are needed most, whether that be from the warehouse to the production areas or from storage areas to shipment points for delivery to internal and/or external customers.

What Does a Week in the Life of the Material Handler Look Like?
  • Locate materials in the warehouse for orders/requisitions.
  • Use warehouse software to issue out materials from the warehouse.
  • Ensure on-hand quantities in system matches warehouse inventory location.
  • Submit/Issue out material from warehouse inventory in the system before the material is delivered.
  • Deliver all materials issued out of inventory to production work centers by the end of the shift.
  • Assist with inventory cycle counts.
  • Manage material handling supplies and submit purchase order requests for bags, labels, packing tape, etc.
  • Maintain KanBan inventories for production work centers.
  • Print job order labels and ensure every item is labeled according to the job they are issued out of inventory to.
  • Assist production teams with material returns, exchanges, and urgent job orders.
  • Observes and follows safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Abides by company handbook policies, department standard work processes, and standard work instructions.
  •  Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Secondary Duties:
  • Work with purchasing department to track and update production of ETA’s for out of stock materials.
  • Assist with special projects (e.g. gathering and organizing information, stock movement, storage movement, lean manufacturing improvements, etc.).

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee in this role. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Required Education and Experience:
  • 1 year experience material handling in a manufacturing environment.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Ability to observe and follow safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills in interactions with associates at all levels, as well as external contracts. 
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple tasks without close supervision. 
  • Ability to work under pressure. Ability to use good judgment and discretion with sensitive, confidential issues and projects. 
  • Ability to understand and use technical and associate resources available through the company to gather information and facilitate completion of projects.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret job assignments in such a way that they are performed thoroughly, accurately, and with great attention to detail. 
  • Ability to understand semi-complex administrative procedures and work independently to meet established deadlines in a timely manner. 
  • Must be able to operate pallet jack, product picker and forklift after completion of company training programs.

Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Forklift experience and previous material handling in a manufacturing environment is highly preferred, minimum 1 year experience.

Meet Your Recruiter


Claudia Cruz
Recruiter- Hablo EspaƱol

Hi, I'm Claudia proudly serving TPI Staffing Since 2022! I get to use my professional skills to aid Spanish-Speaking individuals in securing employment, which is very important to me. 


I am located at our Corporate/Cypress Office 21840 Northwest Freeway, Ste. E, Cypress, TX 77429 open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Apply to my job then you are welcome to email me an updated resume after you have applied.


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