Chatham-Kent ON

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

Our client specializing in furniture manufacturing is looking to hire a Material Handler. 


  • Possess beginner to advanced knowledge of shipping and receiving and material handling process and procedures

  • Knowledge of safe operation of general hand and power tools

  • Knowledge of safe advanced operations of machinery and equipment

  • Inspect and verify quality of finished products and accurate product count for delivery, comparing to supporting order and delivery paperwork

  • Unload and receive product into shipping and receiving warehouse, maintaining efficient storage

  • Sort and organize product throughout shipping and receiving department, maintaining proper inventory levels in the manufacturing and finishing departments

  • Gather necessary materials to create rainbow stacks, as well as miscellaneous moldings and other products for specific or specialty jobs

  • Document and report defects, errors and discrepancies for repair

  • Transfer or load finished product with extreme care to storage or into Company vehicle in preparation for delivery

  • Demonstrate initiative to complete tasks independently, with the support of the Coordinations department and other Company staff, as applicable

  • Material management (i.e., documentation of products or materials low or missing)

  • Complete required reports/administrative work immediately/as required throughout shift

  • Interact with customers, clients and/or vendors in a positive and courteous manner, maintaining a professional demeanor at all times

  • Work in compliance with all administrative and health and safety policies and procedures, as per legislative requirements and as outlined in Company policies

  • Assist in other departments as required

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent experience

  • Extensive vocational, technical wood-working, surface preparation, finishing and cabinetry training and/or experience, trade certification or education in woodworking preferred

  • Valid lift truck training and certification

  • Ability to understand and interpret engineering and technical drawings, as well as other written instructions and design specifications

  • Knowledge of safe operation of basic hand and power tools

  • Strong mathematical knowledge

  • Ability to read and take accurate measurements

  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills

  • Ability to manage priorities, execute tasks efficiently and work under pressure to facilitate proper business flow

  • Ability to work in a quality, results driven and fast paced work environment, team lift and load heavy objects, up to 50 lbs. and to work in hot and humid and cold work environments

  • Physically demanding tasks (i.e., lifting, bending and standing/sitting for long periods of time)

  • Ability to work extended hours or weekends when required

  • Participate in compulsory training as deemed necessary for the role

  • CSA steel toed construction grade safety shoes in production area

  • Means of daily/reliable transportation

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Highly motivated and detail oriented

  • Autonomous, honest and trustworthy

  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification an asset

  • Valid transportation of dangerous goods certification an asset

  • Valid Joint Health and Safety Committee certification an asset.