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B & G FOODS NORTH AMERICA Material Handler - R3367 in Ankeny, Iowa

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Job Summary:

Transport material in the most productive, efficient, accurate, and safe manner with due concern for product quality and condition. Position rate is $25.55/hour.

Shift Hours are 5:00am to 3:30pm, Overtime on Friday and Saturday as required

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Attaches case identifiers to materials and identifying information to pallet; transports finished product to and from warehouse staging area.
  • Operates material handling equipment safely and efficiently to minimize risk to personnel and damage to inventory and equipment.
  • Demonstrates safe work practices to prevent on the job injuries by following all company and OSHA safety regulations.
  • Performs accurate and timely record keeping, including but not limited to; production recording and data collection information; direct issues components and reconciles work orders where appropriate.
  • Follows all standard operating procedures. Performs changeover and set up for production runs.
  • Counts, weighs, and records number of units of materials moved or handled on daily work order.
  • Reads work orderschedule specifications to determine work procedures and material requirements.
  • Assures that material transferred and placed for use on packaging lines is accurate and timely. This includes, but is not limited to raw goods, packaging materials, containers, caps, etc.
  • Moves work materials from mezzanine to production line, dumps product into bin and or vibratory feeder, using pallet jacks, hand reach lift, electric hoist, electric or air barrel dumpers; operates palletizing and de-palletizing equipment.
  • Recycles all materials including, but not limited to, cardboard, plastic, shrink wrap, and paper.
  • Performs routine battery changes on forklifts.
  • Assists in the training of new Material Handlers and ongoing training of current employees.
  • Communicates material handling/processing information to coworkers in a timely manner to ensure efficient operation of the production line.
  • Inspects machinery/equipment and work floor conditions to ensure compliance with company safety and sanitation standards.
  • Visually inspects all incoming materials and outgoing product to maintain company quality standards.
  • Identifies daily production problems by observing machine operation, reading schedules/work orders and reporting information to appropriate supervisory staff.
  • Monitors and audits material inventory and informs supervisor of needs or discrepancies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned not an essential function.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Skill in operating material moving equipment in a safe and conscientious manner.
  • Performs basic math operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide).
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to work as a productive member of a team.
  • Ability to work at a rapid pace for continuous periods of time.
  • Ability to organize and work on multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Ability to deal effectively with persons representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view.
  • Communicates effectively with plant personnel in a courteous and cooperative manner.


  • Demonstrates efficient material handling skills on a regular basis.
  • Displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing work tasks efficiently and safely. Demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail.
  • Responds appropriately to supervision.
  • Aligns behavior with needs, priorities, and goals of the department and company.
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality.
  • Actively participates in resolving issues or problems related to material movement.
  • Employees are expected to work at other work centers where job qualifications allow.
  • Demonstrates a co mitment to high quality standards of workmanship.
  • Must become familiar with plant layout for efficient material movement.

Education and Training:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Onsite training specific to job responsibilities.
  • Must obtain forklift certification.
  • Sign off on the Material Handler qualification checklists, lock-out tag-out, following appropriate training.

Equipment/Tools/Machinery Used:

Forklift Pallet jacks Hand reach lift

Electric hoists Electric and air barrel dumpers Mechanical elevators

Palletizers De-palletizers Recycling compactor

Pallet wrappers Wrenches Pliers

Hammers Screw drivers Utility knife

Protective Clothing and Devices:

Many of the job duties of this position require you to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), if so, when and how to use this equipment will be explained to you at the time of hire.

To determine ability to perform job functions where the use of a respirator is required, employees will be given a physical examination prior to performing this type of work.


Has a critical role in assuring food safety and quality within the manufacturing environment by upholding food safety and regulatory policies and responsibilities.

Responsible for following cGMPs

Responsible for maintaining cleanliness and good housekeeping

Ensure all food safety and quality records are completed accurately and timely.

Follow all appropriate equipment cleaning procedures.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

This position is in a manufacturing plant environment, works around moving mechanical parts, is exposed to airborne particles, and works around motorized vehicles.

Must be able to lift up to 80lbs

Physical Requirements:

Hearing, speaking: Continuously. Must communicate with others and discriminate sounds with machines

Vision: Continuously

Balancing: Occasionally to Frequently depending on the work environment.

Standing: Frequently to Continuously

Walking: Frequently to Continuously

Forward bend in standing: Occasionally

Rotation in standing: Occasionally to Frequently

Elevated work: Rarely to Occasionally with 2-3 lb bar at crown level up to 1-2 mins

Floor to waist lift: Frequently to Occasionally up to 50 lbs, Rarely up to 80 lbs

Waist to crown lift: Rarely up to 30 lbs

Horizontal lift: Occasionally to Frequently up to 50 lbs, Rarely 80 lbs

Front carry: Rarely to Occasionally 50 lbs up to 25 feet

One hand carry: Rarely to Occasionally 40 lbs up to 25 feet

Push: Occasionally up to 80 lbs

Pull: Occasionally up to 80 lbs

Left hand grip: Occasionally to Frequently up to 50 lbs

Right hand grip: Occasionally to Frequently up to 50 lbs

Pinch Grip: Occasionally to Frequently

Right and Left hand coordination: continuous with average eye/hand coordination

Stair Climbing: Occasionally to frequently: Up to 100 stairs/day

Climbing: Occasionally

Squatting: Occasionally

Kneeling: Rarely

Stooping: Occasionally

Reaching: Frequently

Crawling: Rarely

Crouching: Occasionally

Twisting/Spinning Drum: Rarely to Occasionally up to 150 lb drum

Repetitive Motions: Shoulders, elbows,