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Material Handler

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Towanda, PA, US, 18848

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

We Make Doors – Where they lead is up to you…




Under direct supervision, the Material Handler 1 Entry Level position(s) is responsible for  performing the physical tasks involved in the shipping, receiving, storing, and distribution of materials, parts, supplies, and equipment that assist in the manufacturing and assembly of JELD-WEN products including, but not limited to, Windows, Exterior Doors, Interior Doors, Patio Doors, and all other JELD-WEN related building products.


This position unpacks and checks goods received against purchase orders and invoices; maintains records of received goods (rejecting unsatisfactory items where necessary) and shipped goods; Pulls and fills orders, lifts light and heavy items from receiving, shipping and other appropriate areas of the facility. This position will also move materials, including scrap materials and equipment within the facility to the various assembly, production and disposal areas using powered industrial equipment. This position may also assist in the assembly of the product itself; Labels finished products to match appropriate paperwork prior to shipment; Assists the Material Handler II and III positions and other personnel as directed by management to achieve the goals and objectives of JELD-WEN as written above. Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations per plant policies and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines; This includes, but is not limited to, the use of safety glasses, ear plugs, masks, steel toed boots/shoes,  and associated safety equipment in order to be on the plant floor and assemble the product, and perform the job duties in a safe and efficient/effective manner; Reports unsafe conditions to appropriate supervision; Performs other duties as assigned by management.


The physical demands described here are representative, but not all inclusive, of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally and/or frequently lift and/or move stock, materials and unfinished and finished production oriented materials from shipping and receiving, to be distributed and removed from the various work areas in the facility that weigh between 10 and in excess of 100 pounds. Reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be reviewed and considered on a case-by case basis.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be frequently exposed to fumes, airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and machines, vibrations and loud noises. All safety protocols including OSHA guidelines as mentioned above are mandatory.


High School Diploma or GED; the ability to read and interpret scales and units of measurement; Must possess basic computer knowledge; The ability to read a tape measure accurately; The ability to multiply, divide, add and subtract; The ability to use hand and power tools and powered industrial equipment to move items throughout the facility; the ability to prepare and maintain records of merchandise received and shipped; May move or notify material handler II and III positions when a pallet or product is ready to be moved into production or inventory;  The ability to perform Entry Level, repetitive type  functions associated with handling the JELD-WEN product  line;  Must have the ability to read and comprehend basic verbal and written instructions; Must be willing to accept and receive frequent training and supervision and assistance from more senior and experienced Material Handlers with regard to process; The ability and motivation to learn; The ability to work in a manufacturing and fast paced environment; Very energetic and enthusiastic; Reliable transportation, punctual and dependable; Responsible attitude; Team player; Results driven; Must be able to work overtime as needed.

Please note that this position description/job title is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. These duties may change at any time with reasonable notice to the employee at the discretion of management.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.


JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.


Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

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