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Van Gorp Corporation Material Handler in Pella, Iowa


Material Handler is responsible for coordinating the receiving and movement of parts in the production area to ensure an efficient product flow. This role includes but is not limited to the responsibilities listed below.


  • Perform various material handling duties in the facility, manually or using a lift truck.

  • Responsible for parts storage on premises. Supplied parts will be organized and stored by the material coordinator. Parts will be organized by project phase to facilitate quick location and retrieval when needed for production.Project name and phase will be written on the exterior packaging of product to easily identify project and phase during storage and retrieval.

  • Sign for receipt of materials picked up or delivered. Check out shipping tags and related documentation to ensure that proper materials are being transported. Mark up freight from Bill of Lading, attach packing slips and have all paperwork signed by respective truck drivers.

  • Perform daily vehicle inspection of forklift truck. Service with oil, water, gasoline and propane as appropriate. Report to supervisor need for major repairs.

  • Operate forklift truck within prescribed safety regulations – unit load weight and height capacity.

  • Detect and report faulty operation, defective material and equipment and all unusual conditions.

  • Maintain work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Requires fork lift training and license for efficient and safe handling of material.

  • Capable of lifting and/or moving up to 60 pounds.

  • Capable of being on one’s feet for up to ten hours per shift.

  • Ability to read and effectively use all gauging and instrumentation.

  • Ability to prioritize work assignments.

  • Adhere to ISO 9001 Standards.

  • Follow Ethics, Environmental and Safety & Housekeeping Programs.

    We are proud to offer you :

  • Group Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Supplemental Life Insurance

  • STD

  • LTD

  • Paid Holidays

  • 401k

  • PTO

  • Workers Comp