Shipping Forklift at National Standard

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Niles, Michigan

Job Description:

US Wire Group is the parent of three independent companies (five manufacturing facilities) which produce steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. US Wire Group is part of the Metals Processing Group and wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC.

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturer's representatives, and an established network of independent distributors. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Transports wire, stands, spools, and other materials as needed to various locations within the mill, and limited areas in the yard with a forklift.

  • Coordinates activities with production machine operators to ensure that raw materials arrive when required and finished product is removed from the various production areas in an efficient manner.

  • Operate a forklift and other machinery in a safe responsible manner.

  • Loading and Unloading trucks.

  • Maintain good standards of housekeeping in general work area and observe and comply with all safety rules and regulations
  • Weigh finished products and move to respective department or staging areas.

  • Maintain organization of stock, and assist in inventory preparation

  • Maintain proper quality specifications as per Quality Assurance guidelines

  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned

Job Requirements

  • High School or Equivalent

  • Must be 18 years or older due to work environment and labor laws

  • Must be able to pass preemployment background, drug/alcohol, and physical screenings

  • Must be able to understand various tags and labels used in the mill,

  • Must be able to read and understand production schedule and production cards

  • Must be able to use bar code reader

  • Must be able to work independently, as a team, and be able to work with both internal and external customers

  • Ability to think strategically and problem solve

  • Must be able to work inside and outside in all kinds of weather conditions

  • Forklift/Material Handling experience - at least one year's experience

  • Some computer knowledge - to use scale

  • Available to work overtime

  • Authorized to work for any employer in the United States of America

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work outside in all kinds of weather conditions, and in a dusty environment around metals

  • Sight - hand and eye coordination, depth perception needed to operate forklift

  • Hearing - must be able to hear others and warning sounds of forklift and other heavy machinery

  • Speech - must be able to communicate effectively with others while working

  • Must be able to stand, bend, kneel, and lift for long periods - frequent to constant

  • Must be able to squat, stoop, twist, climb, crawl, reach, grasp, and fine manipulation, operate foot controls, and work above shoulders occasional to constant

  • Must be able to lift 25 to 50 pounds on an occasional basis

  • Must be able to operate a forklift, pallet jack, and overhead crane

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