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Material Handler

Material Handler

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Shipping Receiving - Other

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Material Handler to join our facility in Sacramento, California.


Performs those manual and clerical tasks related to the receiving, movement, storage, disbursement, packaging and shipping of all materials, equipment and supplies required to support the manufacture and shipping of products. Picks up shop orders and related materials, obtains necessary tooling, delivers to proper stations, and when operation is completed, moves them to the next station.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Unloads trucks and railcars ensuring that all material and receiving paperwork is complete and accounted for. Annotates freight damage as required by departmental procedures.


Is responsible for ensuring that all materials requiring inspection are moved to the proper locations. This includes separating material to be forwarded to the various inspection groups and carrying or moving all material to and from the Receiving and Inspection areas or Warehouse facilities within the Stores Department.


After inspection is completed verifies that inspection stamps, signatures, quantities and acceptance tags or labels are accounted for. Separates and distributes material to the proper department, person, or station.


Moves materials, equipment, and supplies to and from all stores, warehouses, and manufacturing areas excluding regular deliveries from Receiving. Moves within or between areas using forklifts, tugs, vans and trucks up to one ton flatbeds. Secures loads using ropes, straps, blocks, or other means to ensure damage prevention.

Performs daily preventive maintenance inspection of vehicle assigned per use. Loads or unloads transportation equipment in such a manner as to protect materials and prevent damage or loss.


Stocks and distributes material according to specific paperwork requirements and reports discrepancies such as quantity overages, shortages and/or damage to material. Checks and contacts other departments as necessary to ensure shipments are complete and properly accounted for. Is responsible for ensuring that all materials are moved, stored and disbursed according to current safety procedures and practices. Receives and fills material orders.


Checks correctness of inventory and shelf-life records by performing physical inventories. Identifies shelf-life materials requiring reinspection. Is responsible for maintaining all Warehouse facilities in a clean, neat and orderly manner according to established housekeeping practices.


One (1) year of experience in Stores, Production Control, Shipping and/or Transportation. Must be familiar with various types of material handling equipment and become certified for Forklift operating up to a 6,000 pound capacity. High school graduate or equivalent.


US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.



Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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