Material Handler - 1st Shift

Position Description

Job Summary

We offer competitive pay, full medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage starting the day of employment.  Other benefits include 401(k) with company match, and a pension plan, vacation and sick time. 

The purpose of the Material Handler position is to move and track physical material flow through the facility. Work closely with Production Leads to ensure they are supplied with the materials they need to allow efficient operation of equipment to meet daily safety, quality, and production goals. Report to work on each scheduled day and assist with training or other duties assigned by Supervisor as needed.


  1. Monitor and execute systematic material usage for the facility.
  2. Execute systematic transactions to move and track physical material flow through the facility, driving inventory accuracy.
  3. Effectively communicate problems to operators, Production Leads, Supervisors, and other resources and provide input to help make jobs run more efficiently.
  4. Establish best practices and coach applicable inventory methods to facilitate optimal material movement and inventory accuracy.
  5. Fill orvus tanks when empty. Mix orvus paste with osmosis water.
  6. Ensure proper storage, movement, and allocation of HAZMAT materials.
  7. Move all released materials from receiving dock to warehouse locations.
  8. Manage waste flow and inventory throughout the facility.
  9. Monitor and replenish production supply inventory locations.
  10. Monitor and replace cleanroom sanitation supplies.
  11. Ensure required department equipment is ready for subsequent shift use.
  12. Work in a safe, clean, and efficient manner.
  13. Other jobs assigned by supervisor.

Physical Demands:

  1. Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, pushing and pulling of objects, lifting and moving objects (weighing up to 40 lbs.).

Required Qualifications

  1. Strong team player.
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.



Additional Description

The 1st Shift schedule runs 6:30am - 2:30pm Monday to Friday with a paid lunch period. 

At Saint-Gobain, Safety is our #1 Priority! Saint-Gobain's Life Sciences Medical Components manufacturing facility in Portage, Wisconsin is a custom silicone medical component manufacturer and leading supplier of co-developed polymer solutions to the medical device industry. Combining our extensive material science knowledge with our extrusion and molding capabilities, our engineers work with our customers to develop innovative solutions for the most demanding healthcare products around the world.

Company Summary

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers. We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us. Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we've learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.
With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile startups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths. Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you're empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality. Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain!

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Material Handler - 1st Shift

Location: Portage

Posting Date: 07/21/2021

Job Code: 587057

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