Material Handler

L'Oreal USA - North Little Rock, AR (30+ days ago)3.8

Company Summary/Description:
For more than a century, L’Oreal has devoted its energy, innovation and scientific excellence solely to one business: Beauty. A business rich in meaning, it enables all individuals to express their personalities, gain self-confidence and open up to others. Beauty is our language, a universal language. Joining L’Oreal means joining our mission of offering women and men worldwide the best innovation by meeting the infinite diversity of beauty needs and desires all over the world. A company founded on Science, we continually explore new territories and invent products of the future, while drawing inspiration from beauty rituals the world over. Our formula: Diversity Plus Inclusion equals Innovation and Success. Drawing on the diversity of our multinational teams and the richness and the complementarity of our brand portfolio, Beauty remains our commitment. L’Oréal has made the universalization of beauty its project for the years to come, offering beauty for all. At the heart of our activities lies the ambition to lead by example with high ethical standards and the determination to be seen as a good corporate citizen with goals that are not only business oriented but socially responsible. As a leader, we must preserve the beauty of the planet and contribute to the well-being of our employees and of the communities in which we are present. We invite you to explore the opportunities to help us perform this important mission.

Job Summary:
Responsible and accountable for safe and efficient operation of forklift, transtacker and other powered material handling equipment (MHE) to move and stack merchandise, including gasoline and liquefied gas. Remove electric powered MHE equipped with lifting devices such as forklift, boom, scoop, lift beam and swivel hook, fork grapple, clamps, elevating platform, or trailer hitch to push, pull, lift, stack, tier or move products, equipment, or materials. May be required to perform Order Filler and Checker duties.

Key Job Accountabilities:
Load, unload, move, stack and stage product and materials using a forklift, transtacker, clamp truck, or other powered equipment
Maintain equipment and materials in a neat, clean and orderly fashion
On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on assigned equipment
Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods and OHSA standards
Receiving/ Putaway
Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations
Efficiently stack and store the merchandise in the appropriate areas
Pick components and collateral materials for production, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is transferred to the Units of Production.
Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped
Efficiently and safely move product from staging and/or storage areas into rail cars, trailers or containers
Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage
Report quality variances
Safety, Housekeeping, Security
Maintain a clean, neat and orderly work area
Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse
Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety
Comply with OHSA and other applicable standards. Report issues and problems to Management
Will support and abide by the company’s safety program and all safety initiatives, policies and procedures
Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained
Assist in physical inventories
Ensure proper stock rotation
Coordinate as necessary with all other departments/functions
Value-Add Services
Perform labeling, sorting, wrapping, packing, and repacking as needed
Perform special projects/tasks as assigned

Working Conditions (non-exempt only) – remove the section for exempt positions except in operations or supply chain roles where these may also be pertinent for certain exempt positions

This position requires an individual to constantly perform one and/or all of the following movements/functions:

Handle, reach, feel, perform fine motor manipulations with their hands, and performing gross motor manipulations involved in changing pallets, manipulating forklift controls, climbing in and out of forklift
Drive a forklift/trans-stacker up to 40 feet above ground;
Operate a computer terminal
Use hand held scanning devices
Operate stretch wrap machines, pallet up-ender, and scales
Have working knowledge of items produced and the system for their storage and shipment;
Work independently and as a team member, make decisions, and use adequate organizational and time management skills
Perform the physical demands listed in the “Physical Demands” section
Communicate well with other employees and supervisors
Maintain a safe work environment and follow all safety procedures
Have visual/auditory acuity required to read packing slips/invoices/labels/computer screen and hear warning alarms
Work flexible hours/shifts, including overtime
Complete written and performance forklift certification tests
Demonstrate good attendance

Technical / Professional Competencies:
Education: High school graduate or equivalent.
Experience: 1 year experience in warehouse environment
Knowledge/Skills: Must be able to read, count accurately, do simple math and write legibly. The ability to follow directions with emphasis on safety is extremely important. Familiarity with MHE is required. Must be able to shift priorities easily.
Special Requirements: Must have responsible work habits. Must meet OSHA and company requirements for MHE training and certification. Overtime is required periodically. Perform special projects as assigned. Obtain L’Oreal forklift certification.
Demonstrate strong analytical and organizational skills;
Demonstrate problem-solving skills and an understanding of simplification/improvement methodologies;
Demonstrate professional judgment and sound decision-making skills;
Maintain a safe work environment and follow all safety procedures;
Ability to communicate scientific information in a clear and concise manner;
Demonstrate 100% responsibility with regard to actions and reactions;
Act as a responsible citizen in our company and community;
Must be able to interact effectively – both internally and externally;
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing,;
Ability to manage in complex situation often needing to deliver innovative results;
Demonstrated success in persuasion, influence and negotiation skills;
Results oriented;
Must be willing to travel overnight.

Competencies Required:
Share best practices throughout local area and L’Oreal Global
Thrive within a changing organization and fast-paced work environment
Manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Create and provide an environment in which employees can work safely and thrive
Self-motivated and work independently and as a team member
Influence team and work well in a cross-functional team
Manage the plant’s assets to maximize our stockholders return
Selflessly develop others
Build positive work relationships with all levels of the company
People Developer
Implement and utilize the L’Oreal USA Manifesto, Behavior Charter and Competencies
This summary describes the general nature of work to be performed and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of an incumbent in this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

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