Warehouse Material Handler (Eliot)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Warehousing/Logistics

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#73507 - Sanford, Maine, United States

The Material Handler on 3rd Shift is responsible for activities that support the movement and control of materials in the facility.This role works together with a team to achieve business objectives of safety, quality, productivity, customer service, cost, and environmental protection. The material handler works within a structure that requires strong partnership with support functions and with other team members to manage workflow.


  • Safety- Ensure all EOHS requirements (Environmental Occupational Health and Safety) are met while handling materials and operating equipment.

  • Quality- Ensure all quality systems such as Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs) are followed during all material movements and housekeeping processes.

  • Productivity-- Work with material handler team to ensure all material movements and SAP transactions are complete to meet production and shipping needs.

  • Leadership-- Promote teamwork to achieve all goals for the warehouse and the facility. Take initiative to identify issues and offer continuous improvement actions in safety, quality, and productivity.


  • As a team, the material handlers are responsible for material movement activities such as receiving, sampling, staging for production, put away, shipping, inventory control, housekeeping, warehousing maintenance, recycling/waste transport, problem solving, and continuous improvement.

  • EOHS responsibilities include understanding and adherence to all facility requirements such as Minimum Safe Behaviors (MSBs), proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and compliance with all storage and disposal requirements.

  • Equipment responsibilities include safe operation, maintenance, and site training for all powered lifts. Also responsible for racking, docks, stretch wrapping, sampling, and labeling systems.

  • Quality responsibilities include receiving inspections, sampling, daily housekeeping, and cGMP/Micro compliance for all material storage.

  • Inventory control responsibilities include accurate physical and SAP/Warehouse Management System (WMS) tracking of every material quantity and movement.

  • SAP/WMS responsibilities include receiving, shipping, staging, scanner use, bin control, confirmations, inventory reporting/adjustments, and troubleshooting.

  • Warehouse responsibilities include all housekeeping protocols/audits, management of storage areas, visual workplace (VWP) continuous improvement, and driver hosting.


  • Attention to detail with the ability to follow all procedures, and neatly document tasks with precision.

  • Accuracy to maintain inventories of each material with batch control using math skills.

  • Mechanical skills to set up, operate, and clean equipment with a focus on safety.

  • Computer skills to operate controls (such as scale interface, handheld scanner, SAP computer transactions, computer email) with skill as trained.

  • Communication skills with ability to understand and assess team production performance via visual, written, and verbal communications.

  • Problem solving skills to apply data-driven continuous improvement tools such as Root Cause Analysis to resolve issues and improve results.

  • Leadership to take initiative for continuous improvement and act according to Managing With Respect principles.

  • Teamwork to work closely with others to achieve shared goals.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Vocational or Technical degree preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in warehouse or manufacturing environment, including experience with safety and quality systems required.
  • Demonstrated computer skills to use SAP/WMS System for transactions and troubleshooting.
  • Skill at adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing with consistent accuracy
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Ability to lift up to 55 pounds repeatedly with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to work on feet for extended periods in a fast-paced environment with or without accommodation.
  • Valid forklift license.
  • Ability to meet shift requirements with excellent attendance.
  • Ability to work mandatory overtime including weekend work when needed.
  • Teamwork and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
    Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law

    Associated topics: associate, dock c, dockworker, entry level, intern, logistics, logistics operation, pallet, warehouse technician, warehouseman

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