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Hitachi Cable America, Manchester NH

Material Handler


A leading wire and cable manufacturer since 1986, Hitachi Cable America designs and produces a broad range of advanced copper and fiber optic-based communication cable for clients in aerospace, medical, supercomputing, high-speed data, oil & gas exploration and the 5G wireless revolution.

Candidates with wire and cable manufacturing experience are preferred, but applicants with other relevant experience are encouraged to apply!

Division: Production
Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Shift Supervisor

Position Summary:

Provides support to the production floor, including but not limited to moving and transporting raw materials and finished goods throughout the manufacturing facility.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Use fork truck and/or forklift equipment to secure and transport materials and products within facility safely
  • Calculate the weight of the skid by placing boxes on a scale
  • Exchange information with production planners about orders and returns
  • Provide production floor with needed materials
  • Receive and issue raw material to and from the warehouse
  • Receive and issue bulk finished goods reels for processing at Respool
  • Participate in Inventory control assignments
  • Subscribe to and practices 5S principles, and JIT procedures
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work area
  • 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

Safety Expectations:

  • Obey all safety rules, use caution in work activities, and continuously practice safe behaviors.
  • Immediately report unsafe conditions/behaviors and work-related injuries to site supervision.

Core Competencies:

  • 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
  • Regular attendance and ability to work a full time shift schedule and overtime if necessary

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position is not responsible for the oversight or performance management of other employees.


  • 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

Physical Demand:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching and climbing ladders during entire shift
  • Must be able to lift, carry, maneuver and move up to 30 lbs. of objects 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

This is a full-time position. The manufacturing plant is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. There are three shifts with typical hours of:

1st Shift 7AM - 3PM
2nd Shift 3PM - 11PM
3rd Shift 11PM - 7AM

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Hitachi Cable America provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. As a Federal Contractor, we encourage priority referral of protected veterans under VEVRAA./