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Krista Hayes

(507) 374-6336
702 2nd Ave SE
Dodge Center MN, 55927
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Steel Handler

1st Shift | Dodge Center, Minnesota
Nature of Work
A Steel Handler is responsible for preparing customer orders for same-day or next-day delivery and placing the orders in the designated staging area. Handlers may also load material on designated outgoing carriers. Handlers manually handle and move freight, stock, and other light materials to and from storage, production areas, staging areas, and delivery vehicles. Handlers operate overhead cranes and forklifts to assist with moving heavy material. A Steel Handler may assist in the outside areas as needed setting-up orders, and emptying scrap/wood tubs. Handlers will load and unload company and non-company trucks.
Working Conditions
Steel Handlers spend most of their day walking, carrying, lifting, and/or pushing steel. Handlers generally work eight-hour shifts, though longer shifts may be common. The majority of the shift is spent indoors, but handlers may spend some time outdoors as needed.
Duties / Responsibilities
  • Receives printed orders, scans, and processes material for shipment
  • Bands and tags material with the appropriate identification information
  • Stages and distributes out-going material to proper production and staging locations
  • Assists with unloading, loading, and securing material for company and non-company carriers with proper weight distribution and delivery order
  • Must operate crane and forklift skillfully and safely
  • May drive semi and straight truck vehicles into specific loading areas to load customer-ordered material
  • Counts, weighs, and records number of units of material moved, reconciling with shipping invoice
  • Communicates with dispatch to adjust customer orders as needed
  • Set a good example by performing daily activities in a safe manner
  • Learn, understand, and comply with OSHA requirements, company safety rules, and health policies at all times, working according to good safety practices as posted, instructed, and discussed
  • Use all safety devices, equipment, and PPE as directed and provided for protection
  • Performs other duties as instructed or assigned
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate in fluent English
  • Must be able to lift 100 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to work scheduled hours and days
  • Forklift and overhead crane certified preferred
  • Be able to read and understand the material specifications on order tickets
  • Be able to read and decipher measurements using tape measure and/or micrometer and perform general mathematical computations
  • Previous experience operating heavy freight vehicles preferred
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

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