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Hitachi Cable America, Manchester NH

Material Handler

Material Handler


Reports to: Traffic Supervisor
Department: Warehouse
Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
Classification: Hourly

Position Summary:

Provides support in the areas of shipping, receiving, inventory control and may include moving and transporting raw materials and finished goods throughout the manufacturing facility.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Use fork truck and/or forklift equipment to secure and transport materials and products within facility safely
  • Unload trucks at shipping and receiving docks as scheduled or instructed
  • Interact with transport drivers regarding the loading and unloading of materials/products
  • Make a record of receipts using the AS400 information system
  • Route and move shipments to the proper department and warehouse or stock section Handle and arrange for adjustments for merchandise that is lost or damaged
  • Prepares shipments, wrapping and/ or packing the goods in shipping containers
  • Prepare shipping documents, mailing labels, label packages.
  • Look up and compute freight or postal rates, and record the weight and cost of each shipment
  • Sorts packages, accepts deliveries, and distributes throughout facility
  • Record items taken from inventory
  • Calculate the weight of the skid by placing boxes on a scale
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area.
  • Verify, count and condition for all material being received from suppliers
  • Provide production floor with product as necessary
  • Participate in Inventory control assignments
  • Subscribe to and practices 5S principles, and JIT procedures
  • Adhere to and follow ISO guidelines
  • Must work in a safe and healthy manner, following all safety rules and policies
  • Work a full time shift schedule with regular attendance and ability to work overtime as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skilled in operating electric sit down fork trucks, electric (or gas) stand-up, hand or reach trucks and pallet jacks in a warehouse environment to move stock and reorganize storage
  • Ability to operate vehicle equipment in tight and/or congested areas
  • Knowledge and familiarity using a variety of hand tools
  • Ability to make adjustments for frequent interruptions and changing priorities caused by rush orders, production or shipping delays
  • Aware of proper storage and product placement in the warehouse
  • Skilled in lifting heavy box materials and objects
  • Ability to take direction and work with minimal supervision and as a team member
  • Focus on customer service and quality
  • Accurately performs multiple operational tasks assigned within the facility
  • Good verbal communication skills in English to exchange information with co-workers and supervisors


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience working in a material handler capacity and/or in warehouse environment
  • Cable and wire experience a plus
  • Must distinguish colors and pass a colorblind test
  • Proficient reading comprehension skills in English to understand written information on packaging, contents, handling specifications and instructions, bills of lading, MSDS sheets, and other pertinent information

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Frequent bending, stooping, moving within the plant to move product and materials daily
  • Lifting, carrying, moving, and reaching to maneuver a minimum of 70 lbs of materials, product, boxes, cartons, packages in the facility
  • Move within facility to inside office locations and/or warehouse areas, to loading dock areas, including outdoors throughout all seasons
  • Eye hand coordination
  • Hand and finger dexterity

The job description is not designed to cover an entire comprehensive listing of all job duties or unplanned activities. HCM reserves the right to change or revise functions and responsibilities as the need arises. HCM is an “at-will” employer and this document is not a written or implied contract of guarantee of employment.


Mailing Address: 900 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109, Attn: Human Resources
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