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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Materials Handler, Assoc-HMATH1 in Red Oak, Iowa


The Materials Handlers is responsible for operating a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count wheels, axles and rails. The Materials Handler is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and may also be required to perform Order Filler and Checker duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations.

  • Efficiently stack and store the merchandise in the appropriate areas.

  • Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage. Report quality variances.

  • Load and unload products using forklift trucks and other material handling equipment.

  • Maintain the facility's equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.

  • Inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment on a daily bases.

  • Identify and report faulty equipment, damages, and safety concerns to Supervisor immediately

  • Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.

  • Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area.

  • Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse.

  • Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety. Comply with OSHA and MSDS Standards.

Knowledge and Skills

  • The Materials Handler requires satisfactory completion of a forklift training program.

  • Familiarity with material handling and radio frequency equipment is needed.

  • Required ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills

  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.

Education and Experience

  • Equipment/Tools used: Forklifts (including special use lifts such as wheel carrier, rotating forks, etc.), band cutters, tape measure and 2-way radio

  • Experience working in a shop around noise, dust, and all types of weather.

*Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with all employees.

  • Goal oriented.

  • Experience with enclosed cab, heated doors removed during hot weather

  • Up to 2 years of experience preferred.

Working Conditions/Miscellaneous Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual may work in any of the following conditions:

  • Indoors or outside.

  • Heat, cold, wet, humid, dry, arid and dusty conditions.

  • The individual must use personal protective equipment as required.

  • Occasional after-hours and weekend work required.

Physical Demands of the Position

  • Legend

N (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable.

O (Occasionally) - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time

F (Frequently) - Occupation requires this activity 50% of the time

C (Constantly) - Occupation requires this activity 66%+ of the time

  • Physical Abilities

Stand - F

Walk - C

Sit - O

Handling/Fingering - F

Reach Outward - F

Reach Above Shoulder - F

Climb - F

Crawl - F

Squat or Kneel - F

Bend - F

  • Push / Pull

12 lbs or less - F

13-25 lbs - F

26-40 lbs - F

41-100 lbs - O

  • Lift / Carry

10 lbs or less - F

11-20 lbs - F

21-50 lbs - O

51-100 lbs - O

Over 100 lbs - O

Company Gunderson Rail Services, LLC

Functional Group Production

EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled