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Vermeer Corporation Material Handler in Griswold, Iowa

Who We Are

Vermeer equips customers doing important work around the world. We are global, driven by innovation and growing. The equipment we make manages natural resources, connects people and feeds and fuels communities. We live out a caring culture, we demonstrate agility, we keep a focus on customers and are stewards of our resources. These beliefs drive our culture, determine how we treat others and steer our business.

Job Summary

Work Shift

1 - First Shift

Are you the type of person who likes to be busy, is organized and can handle multiple tasks simultaneously? In this role you will store and distribute materials and product throughout the manufacturing facility by means of a variety of material handling equipment. We’re looking for dedicated team members with a drive to build the best.

At Vermeer, we find, grow and retain team members by equipping them with knowledge and expertise to do their jobs and deliver results. Added technical and professional skills are gained through development training. The training is individualized to each team member to set high standards while advancing their confidence and material handling proficiencies.

What You’ll Do

  1. Read production schedules, work orders, shipping orders, or requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed.

  2. Move materials and items from receiving or production areas to designated areas throughout the manufacturing facility.

  3. Open boxes, crates, and other containers. Sort and place materials on racks, shelves, or in bins according to documented standard work, or predetermined sequence (i.e. part number, commodity, size, product code).

  4. Fill requisitions, work orders, or requests for material, tools, or other stock items and distribute to production work areas.

  5. Mark materials with identifying information.

  6. Weigh or count items for distribution to ensure conformance to standard work and company policy.

  7. Drive forklift or other material handling vehicles when necessary.

  8. Support 5S/workplace organization goals of the department and offer suggestions and make improvements that achieve the department’s performance board metrics.

    What We’re Looking For

    • Successful completion of Vermeer forklift certification.

    • Demonstration of effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to respond to questions from managers and suppliers.

    • Ability to perform basic functions in Glovia.

    • Ability to perform problem solving techniques.

    • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to assess, evaluate, and carry out appropriate action for a given situation.


No travel is expected of this position.

Essential Functions

Standing: Frequently

Sitting: Frequently

Walking: Frequently

Hand Coordination: At least average/bilateral

Twisting: Rarely (up to 1 minute in position)

Bending - Trunk: Rarely (up to 1 minute in position)

Bending - Neck: Occasionally (up to 25 degree flex & 30 degree extension for up to 2 minutes)

Elevated Work/Reach: Rarely (up to 1 minute in position)

Squatting/Kneeling: Rarely (up to 1 minute in position)

Climbing: Rarely

Pulling: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

Pushing: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

RH Grip: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

LH Grip: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

RH Pinch: Rarely (up to 15 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs) Frequently (up to 2 lbs)

LH Pinch: Rarely (up to 15 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs) Frequently (up to 2 lbs)

Floor to Waist Lift: Rarely (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs)

Horizontal Lift: (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

Waist to Crown Lift: Rarely (up to 40 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs)

Certificates, Licenses, Registration

Must have the ability to obtain a Vermeer Forklift Operators License.

Work Location

ONSITE: A team member’s day-to-day work is best done on a Vermeer campus. If work content can be occasionally completed at an offsite location, discuss potential arrangements with your manager.

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Vermeer Corporation, we believe in the value of your unique identity, background, and experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Team Member Solutions at (641) 621-8767 or at .

Interested? We’d love to get to know you.