Material Handler at Vallourec

Posted in Transportation 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Youngstown, Ohio

Job Description:

Tally pipe lengths for outbound loads and product verification of inbound loads. Assist forklift operator in loading and unloading pipe from production lines, storage racks, and trucks. Duties may also include pipe storage rack construction/repair and road maintenance.Learn to drive industrial trucks equipped with lifting devices. This position operates large capacity forklifts to move oilfield tubular to and from the plant’s production lines and maintain records of the products moved. This position also operates lower capacity forklifts for material movement in the warehouse. Ship and receive items. Perform cycle counts and participate in inventory put-away and sustainment of inventory accuracy.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in properly racking and storing tubular products per API requirements

  • Assist in keeping product positioned on storage racks to prevent delays in forklift loading and unloading

  • Accurately and completely fill out inventory documentation

  • Understand and maintain traceability of finished goods

  • Understand and verify pipe stencils during tallying process

  • Understand components required per order and how to stage components for orders

  • Maintain concise and accurate records of products moved or issued to orders

  • Perform daily checks (maintenance) of equipment

  • Lubricates heavy equipment, recharges batteries, fills fuel tanks

  • Perform physical verification of product moved by completing tubular movement documents or via computer software

  • Ensure proper handling / storage of product as required by customer and API specifications

  • Maintain a neat and orderly pipe yard and warehouse work area

  • Maintain correct inventory in pipe yard and warehouse

  • Learn to safely operate heavy equipment

  • Move levers and press pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus

  • Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device

  • Inventory materials in pipe yard and warehouse, and supply production lines with materials as needed

  • Be proficient in handling requirements for special grades of pipe

  • Must become knowledgeable of VAM USA Shipping and Receiving Procedures

  • Learn and follow all VAM USA Material Handling Procedures

  • Maximize efficiency and productivity at all times

  • Follow all Company Rules, Procedures and Policies Follow all Company Safety Rules

  • Follow all Company work instructions, specifications and requirements

  • Any other duties as assigned by the Logistics & Material Control Supervisor


  • Will be an asset to the Lean and Safety company values

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner

  • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully

  • Develops alternative solutions

  • Works well in group problem solving situations

  • Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics

  • Observes safety and security procedures

  • Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines

  • Reports potentially unsafe conditions and near-miss situations

  • Uses equipment and materials safely and properly

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and pull 75 lbs

  • Ability to work in varying outside weather conditions

  • Must be able to pass applicable testing as required

  • Must be able to pass vision and hearing tests as required

Experience, Skills, and knowledge: 

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent

  • Preferred: One year on the job training in an oilfield tubular yard or warehouse

  • Preferred: 1+ years’ operating a heavy/large forklift and/or lower capacity forklifts

  • Preferred: Forklift Training (Large and/or lower capacity)

  • Preferred: Familiarity with API storage/handling requirements

  • Preferred: Know and understand 5S

Critical Competencies & Capabilities: 
Safety awareness, Ability to follow instructions, Teamwork, Adaptability, Accountability, Reliability/Dependability, Initiative, Ability to receive and provide constructive feedback , Pride in performance, Continuous Improvement/Quality, Communication , Positive responses to change, High attention to detail.


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