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Material Handler - $21.39/hr

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Duluth, MN, US

Company: Gerdau

Job Summary:


Performs a variety of repetitive material handling duties necessary to receive and store raw materials, and package, store, load, and ship finished products to customers, which requires a basic understanding of the warehouse, shipping, and production areas.  Operates forklift, overhead crane, and railcar puller to facilitate the efficient transfer of materials and products to and from production lines, warehouse areas, shipping areas, trucks, and railcars.  Receives limited supervision with specific day to day instructions for assigned tasks from the Warehouse Supervisor and/or Material Handler Team Lead.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


This person must be able to work night shift;  Night shift position - 7pm - 7am (3 days on, 3 days off)


  1. Work involves routine tasks requiring the safe operation of forklift, overhead crane, and railcar puller to properly load and unload raw materials and finished products on and off specified vehicles.
  2. As required, or directed, operates forklift and overhead crane to transfer finished product from production lines and secure product for shipment.
  3. Moves packaged product to storage area or loading dock.
  4. Places supply items at proper storage location.
  5. Accurately completes Material Handlers sheet and Safety inspections.
  6. Coordinates with Production employees on changes to size or grades of products to ensure that the correct materials are loaded for the production setup.
  7. Receives instructions from Warehouse Supervisor, Shipping Coordinator, and/or Material Handler Team Lead regarding customer loading requirements, product selection and vehicle type and number.
  8. Accurately completes all required truck and railcar paperwork.
  9. Attends and participates in monthly safety meetings.




High school diploma or GED.  Ability to complete forklift and overhead crane certifications during the initial orientation period.  Ability to read, write, add, subtract and follow instructions.




0-3 months work experience.  Experience/knowledge in manufacturing setting and operating forklifts and overhead cranes preferred.  Basic torch and welding skills preferred.



  • $21.39/hr
  • Time and a half Sunday premium
  • Additional night shift pay premium



  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K with company match
  • Vacation
  • PTO
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program