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Material Handler

Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: Grand Rapids, MI, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We make life more comfortable.

 

Leggett & Platt’s overall mission is a commitment to enhance lives – by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future.

 

Leggett & Platt’s inventive heritage and leadership in the residential products industry span more than 130 years. As The Components People, we are the leading supplier of a wide range of products and components for all areas of life, including mattress springs and carpet cushion, as well as bedding machinery and erosion-control products.

 

From aerospace tubing and fabricated assemblies to flooring underlayment and carpet cushion, Leggett & Platt has divisions that design, manufacture, and sell a variety of products. Our reliable product development and launch capability, coupled with our global footprint, make us a trusted partner for customers in the aerospace, hydraulic cylinders, flooring, textile, and geo components industries.

 

Learn more about the history of Leggett: https://leggett.com/history

 

Furniture

 

A Leader in the Upholstered Furniture Industry

 

In our Furniture Components business, we design, manufacture, and distribute a wide range of components and finished products that enhance comfort, motion, and style in upholstered furniture, including recliner mechanisms, seating support systems, and sofa sleeper units. With a global footprint that includes international manufacturing, product development, distribution and sales, we are strategically positioned to support upholstered furniture manufacturers around the world.

 

Workplace Furniture Solutions

 

Leggett & Platt is North America’s leading independent manufacturer of office furniture components and mechanism. Our Work Furniture business produces task and finished components, as well as select lines of private label finished seating. From surface-critical bent tube assemblies and molded plywood components to chair mechanisms, bases, arms, seats, and backs, Work Furniture brings diverse world-class manufacturing capabilities together in the production and assembly of high-quality contract furniture products.

 

Learn more about Furniture components: Furniture

 

Learn more about Work Furniture: Work Furniture

 

Material Handler

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking a Material Handler at our Genesis Seating location in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

HOURS: 5am-3:30pm or 7am-3:30pm, Mon-Fr, flexiblity open for discussion.

 

SUMMARY: 

The MaterialHandler will be responsible for receiving, un-packing/packing material, palletizing, cycle counting, shipping, quality control, and data entry. Duties include pulling material to production area(s) for scheduled jobs, cycle counts, receiving stocking, shipping and maintaining accurate records on material movements.

 

What you will be doing:

  • Transports various material including fabricated and vendor parts, scrap, finished goods, etc.
  • Receives, stores, delivers and maintains inventory records of parts and materials to the production lines and other areas as required.
  • Safely loads and unloads trucks and containers of materials, parts or products including steel and other items from trucks and makes delivery of material to the proper delivery point.
  • Maintains a minimum stock in the production area to insure continuous production and reports any part shortages.
  • Complies with proper PPE guidelines. Follows rules for safe operation with fork truck with regard to pedestrian, factory property, the fork truck and material being transported or handled.
  • Performs necessary transactions in ERP/MRP to maintain accurate quantity-by-location inventory control system.
  • Performs safety and maintenance checklists on all equipment.
  • Participate on Lean and Kaizen events and training.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager or supervisor.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

A few things you will need.

 

  • HS graduate or equivalent.
  • Solid work history including related material handling experience.
  • Must possess fork truck operation experience and/or certification and the ability to use all types of material handling equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret production schedule, inventory reports, packing lists and check-in incoming material and sign for same.
  • Must demonstrate a good attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to exhibit good judgment related to safety, quality, cost and delivery of parts, processes and product.
  • Basic math, computer and keyboarding skills to work within the ERP/MRP system.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

 

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Reasons You’ll Love It Here

 

Our benefits may vary slightly from one location to the next, but what you will find, is that we offer: medical, dental, and vision insurance; as well as paid vacation, paid personal time, and various opportunities to give back to your local community.  One convenient fact about our medical plan, is that we offer tele-visits, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home when you are feeling under the weather!  We also strongly encourage and provide opportunities for learning and professional development.  Our Learning & Development team has put together in-house training on subjects like front-line supervisor essentials, how to manage conflict in the workplace, and many others.

 

What to Do Next

 

Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about us, what are you waiting for!  Apply today and allow us the opportunity to learn more about you and the value you can bring to our team.  Once you apply, be sure to create a profile, and sign up for job alerts, so you can be the first to know when new opportunities become available.

 

Our Commitment to You

 

We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all, including people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome and encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other historically marginalized groups.

 

Research shows that women and people of color tend not to apply to jobs unless they believe they are 100% qualified and apply to fewer senior-level positions. With that in mind, we encourage you to apply if you meet the minimum qualifications but perhaps not all of the preferred qualifications. We'd love to have the opportunity to consider you! In keeping with our commitment, Leggett & Platt Inc. will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran/Disability Employer

 

For specific regional privacy notices please refer to our http://privacy.leggett.com/privacy-notices

 

Who we are and what we offer

 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, stock plans, employee discounts, and more.

 

Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing 137-year-old company is comprised of 15 business units and 140 facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. Learn more about what Leggett life is like here: lifeatleggett.com

 

You can also create a profile, view, and apply for other open jobs: careers.leggett.com

 

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran/Disability Employer

 

For specific regional privacy notices please refer to http://privacy.leggett.com/privacy-notices


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