LongmontRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Longmont jobs

Material Handler/Forklift Operator

Company: The J. M. Smucker Company
Location: Longmont
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:


Warehouse Material Handler


Area Leader, Logistics




Longmont, Colorado


$20.96/hr base rate

Rotational Adder ($1.75/hr)


($2,000 Sign On Bonus After 1 Month of Employment)





  • Responsible for the manufacture of consumer foods which comply with all food safety, quality, and regulatory requirements.
  • Understands and supports the J.M. Smucker Longmont safety program policies and performs work related activities in a safe manner. Recognizes unsafe working conditions and suggests new safety standards as appropriate.
  • Ensures timely loading and unloading of all materials on a forklift, based on schedule.
  • Coordinates storage and handling of all materials including tagging, data input, and deposit.
  • Ensures carrier inspections are conducted and documented.
  • Supports material release/hold system.
  • Supports material systems (WMS, etc.).
  • Has capability to perform shipping, receiving, and general warehouse tasks in both ambient and frozen temperatures.
  • Helps coordinate sustainability load outs.
  • Submits improvements for work processes.
  • Follows safety protocols around warehouse and forklift safety.
  • Maintains Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) standards for assigned area.
  • Performs line delivery when needed to ensure that operating lines are fully stocked.
  • Has and maintains a safe forklift driving record.
  • Maintains an assigned sanitation schedule.
  • Supports plant and department work systems.
  • Provides accurate data entry and feedback reference supplier and carrier delivery performance.
  • Is WMS proficient and acts as a resource for others.
  • Is qualified and active in key element/functional leadership program.
  • Understands staging loads and demonstrates ability to perform this task.
  • Other duties as assigned. SELECTION CRITERIA

    • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
    • Associates, technical degree or training is preferred
      • Prior forklift experience is required.
      • Prior training on dock equipment (truck restraints, chocks, trailer stands, dock levelers, doors, etc.) preferred. LANGUAGE SKILLS
        • Ability to read, write, and interpret documents such as a safety rules, FMPs, and general instructions. Good communication skills are required both verbally and written. Ability to use a computer and input data required for production. REASONING ABILITY
          • Ability to perform critical thinking skills to problem solve and resolve conflicts. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
            • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.
            • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and life. The employee is required to stand and walk at minimum 90% of the time.
            • The employee must be able to work 12-hour rotating shifts, days to nights.
            • The employees must occasionally life/push/pull or carry up to 50 pounds and should be able to lift 35-50 pounds on a frequent basis.
            • The employee must be able to squat or kneel and to bend on a frequent basis.
            • The employee must be able to work in a cold (-10 degrees F) freezer environment on a frequent basis.
            • The employee must be able to tolerate exposure to flour and yeast, oils, and peanut butter as well as other materials.
            • The employee must be able to climb steps on a frequent basis.
            • May be required to enter confined spaces occasionally.
            • Repetitive motion, reaching, handling/feeling frequently (60-90% of the time).
            • Hearing protection required. VISION
              • Employee is required to have a minimum of 20/40 vision in each eye with or without corrective lenses. The applicant must pass a standard eye exam. SAFE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
                • Employee must have the ability to perform the essential job functions identified above consistent with safety standards and practices with or without reasonable accommodation. OTHER
                  • Willing to work a flexible rotating schedule and overtime as needed.
                  • Able to read, understand, and follow documents such as safety policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and general instructions.
                  • Able to understand and carry out both oral and written instructions.
                  • Basic computer skills, including the ability to learn company-specific systems and Microsoft Office Suite programs.
                  • Good communication skills, including the ability to give and receive feedback.
                  • Ability to perform the essential job functions outlined above consistent with safety standards and practices.
                  • Ability to understand and use proper personal protective equipment for the area.
                  • Detail oriented and able to see projects through to completion.
                  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
                  • Able to provide leadership and prioritization in designated area.
                  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and able to effectively multi-task and meet deadlines
                  • Able to work both independently and on a team.
                  • Physical requirements of the job include the ability to:
                    • Lift and carry up to 50 pounds
                    • Stand, sit, walk, enter confined spaces, push, pull, kneel, squat, and climb
                    • Perform repetitive actions, reach, and feel
                    • Ability to regularly work in a frozen warehouse (-10 degrees F) as their primary work location.


                      Current job attendance and performance at a satisfactory level. Must have a minimum of 1 year in the core (make/pack/ship) since last Operational Support role. Must apply through Workday and submit a current updated and relevant resume with your application. Your manager will be contacted to discuss relevant experience, skills, and performance. You must notify your manager regarding your application. Transfer dates will be determined on an individual basis based on factors such as the urgency to fill the position, status of the employee's present position, and difficulty in filling the employee's present skills. Roles will be posted for a 7-day period on the Company Bulletin Board and an All Plant email notification of a new posting. Employees will be given a 3-day time period to accept the role. Internal Announcements will be posted by Site HR.

Keywords: The J. M. Smucker Company, Longmont , Material Handler/Forklift Operator, Professions , Longmont, Colorado

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Colorado jobs by following @recnetCO on Twitter!

Longmont RSS job feeds