Material Handler Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Material Handler

Job Type: Full-time

Location: [Insert location]

Job Summary:

The Material Handler will be responsible for the safe and efficient movement of materials within the warehouse. This includes receiving, storing, and distributing materials, as well as maintaining accurate inventory records. The Material Handler will also be responsible for operating material handling equipment and ensuring that all safety procedures are followed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive and inspect incoming materials
  • Store materials in designated locations
  • Pick and pack materials for shipment
  • Load and unload trucks using material handling equipment
  • Maintain accurate inventory records
  • Perform cycle counts and physical inventories
  • Operate material handling equipment, such as forklifts and pallet jacks
  • Follow all safety procedures and guidelines


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in a warehouse or distribution center
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment, such as forklifts and pallet jacks
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Working Conditions:

The Material Handler will work in a warehouse environment, which may include exposure to dust, noise, and other environmental factors. The position may require standing, walking, and lifting for extended periods of time. The Material Handler may also be required to work overtime or on weekends as needed.


The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


The Material Handler will be eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Material Handler

What is the best way to find and hire a Material Handler near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Material Handler applicants. Employers posting their Material Handler job on Indeed get about 14 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Material Handler applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Material Handler are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 21 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Material Handler positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Material Handler role?
SMS has 85% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Material Handler job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Material Handlers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 106% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Material Handler applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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