Material Handler in Columbia City, IN at Warner Electric

Date Posted: 7/29/2020

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Job Description

Warner Electric is looking for candidates for Material Handler on 2nd shift (3pm-11pm). To perform this job successfully, an individual must be team oriented; operate industrial trucks (sit and stand), hoists, tuggers and pallet jacks; develop, implement, and maintain improvement initiatives and must have the ability and willingness to train others.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Operate industrial trucks (sit and stand), hoists, tuggers, rolling cart and pallet jacks to assist in loading or moving materials and products. Lifts, loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves objects by hand, power hoist or industrial truck as appropriate by material or product weight
  • Prepares all skids for shipment, stocks/stages production cells components at their point of use, keeps supplies on the production floor orderly and maintains and cleans work area
  • Continually improve safety record with a proactive approach to physical safety issues and employee safety behavior. 
  • Communicates and coordinates with other associates and departments as needed to deliver product to meet customer expectations, performs standard work and a willingness to learn standard processes


Job Requirements


  • Strong work ethic, including the ability to be self-directed and self-motivated. Demonstrated professionalism, passion, and initiative with projects and tasks
  • Results Oriented: takes ownership and has a drive to achieve goals in the short and long term
  • Highly productive with a strong sense of urgency and orientation to details, accuracy, and excellent outcomes
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to adapt to internal processes and change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Strong Communication:  Capable of transferring verbal, written, electronic and printed communications across various mediums to effectively deliver messages to appropriate recipient
  • Teamwork and collaboration: develop high-quality working relationships in order to influence, gain support, and achieve results
  • Will be required to obtain and maintain industrial truck (sit and stand), hoists, tuggers and pallet jack certification


  • Obtain and maintain industrial truck (sit and stand), hoists, tuggers and pallet jack certification (within two weeks for new hire)
  • Previous manufacturing experience
  • Willingness to follow work instructions
  • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing, TPS, 6 Sigma, or similar improvement methods


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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, carry, grasp, bend, walk, sit, lift, and use hands. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Lifting requirements include but not limited to the following:

Carrying – Frequent up to 50# distance up to 10 feet

Lifting – 0” to 33” – Frequent up to 50#

Lifting – 34” – 54” – Frequent up to 40# placement of raw materials

Pushing/Pulling – Occasional up to 80# up to 250 feet

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to 


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