Job title: Material Handler (Forklift Operator) – 2nd and 3rd shift Available / Camp Hill, PA

Company: AMES

Job description: Description :



2nd shift: MONDAY – FRIDAY, 3PM – 11PM

3rd shift: SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11PM -7AM


Our employees are our greatest assets, that is why we provide excellent comprehensive benefits!

♦Medical ♦Dental ♦Vision ♦ 401(k) ♦Life Insurance ♦Disability (STD/LTD) ♦Caregiving Support ♦Critical Illness ♦Hospital and Accident Coverage ♦Employee Assistance Program ♦Telehealth ♦Wellness ♦Paid Holidays ♦Vacation Days ♦Employee Stock Option Plan ♦Tuition Reimbursement ♦ Identity Theft Protection ♦ Pet Insurance ♦ Health Case Management, and much more.

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As a Material Handler, you will drive powered industrial truck equipment with lifting devices such as forklifts to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials within or near plant, yard, or work site for the production of lawn and garden tools.


AMES – Camp Hill, PA facility. Our 500,000 ft2 facility is in close proximity to Harrisburg with easy access to Interstate Highways 81 and 83.

(We manufacture shovels, snow shovels, rakes, garden pots are more at this facility)


  • Demonstrate the understanding of all required paperwork to include but not limited to, the Bill of Materials (BOM), Hour x Hour sheet, basic tool prints, communication boards, standard work documents, quality visuals
  • Demonstrate the capability to meet or exceed established production rates and standards
  • Follow basic work instructions on a daily basis with reasonable supervision
  • Position forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials, and transports load to designated area
  • Maintain production materials in work cells as assigned by supervisor
  • Accurately perform inventory and labor transactions
  • Load and unload materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand
  • Convey materials from storage or work sites to designated area
  • Perform daily inspection of material handling and associated equipment; notify appropriate support people if unable to resolve problem themselves
  • Correctly identify and tag both finished goods and raw components utilizing the current systems
  • Ability to direct load trailers with finished goods or components
  • Unload inbound shipments and move product to storage locations
  • Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring the exact number and types of product is loaded
  • Move trailers to and from the shipping docks to the yard
  • Verify incoming material counts and inspects incoming components to assure they meet A-TT Specifications.
  • Maintain a clean and organized material storage area
  • Address rework as required
  • Notify appropriate support person if unable to resolve problem themselves
  • Initiate and participate in continuous improvement through cost savings and kaizen or other related activities
  • Train others as needed
  • Complete paperwork timely and accurately
  • Ability to regularly perform job duties in conjunction with others in assembly area, while routinely being closely supervised
  • Work and communicate in a professional manner with all business associates
  • Follow all safety policies and procedures; including, but not limited to wearing all required personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Other duties as assigned (including, but not limited to, training of others within job class, housekeeping, reporting labor & production, continuous improvement activities, etc.)


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with yard jockey preferred, not required
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Must be able to read and comprehend simple instructions and write simple correspondence
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, bill of materials, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to write simple instructions
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions


  • Must pass and maintain current industrial lift truck certification (to include reach truck, stand up & sit down lifts)
  • Must pass and maintain Catalyst training


Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand on concrete floor with/without floor mats; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms (which may include above and/or below shoulders); bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to use left and/or right hand for simple grasping; fine work, pushing/pulling and low speed assembly. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • 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 is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


The Ames Companies will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States.


The AMES Companies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Location: Camp Hill, PA

Job date: Sun, 24 Oct 2021 01:16:58 GMT

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