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Warehouse Material Handler


Brenham, TX
ID: 43330

Drive forklift truck equipped with lifting devices such as forklift, fork-grapple, clamps, elevating platform, or trailer hitch, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move raw paper materials and in process products and finished products, equipment, or materials in warehouse, storage yard, or factory.  May move materials and equipment using an overhead rail crane or operate a rail car mover such as a Track mobile.  May load and unload semi trailer trucks.  Maintain accurate inventory and report any discrepancies.  May load or unload materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device.  Perform safety checks on lifts.  May lubricate truck, recharge batteries, fill fuel tank, or replace liquefied-gas tank.  Responsible for inventory control, tracking and reporting inventory utilizing a materials management system.  May organize and assign storage space utillized in warehousing and moving materials in the departments.

Greater knowledge and skill than Hoist Operator 1 in the handling of controls for driving fork lift and/or clamp trucks.   Must be skilled in handling controls for starting, stopping, backings, and driving fork lift trucks through narrow aisles in building, up and down ramps, and in and out of railroad cars, trucks, etc.; and, for lifting, lowering, and tilting forks by moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate controls.  Must know how high, wide, and long the fork lift truck and its load are, and how much the fork lift truck can lift.  Good special ability to identify how high and wide a doorway and an aisle must be to drive the fork lift truck and its load; how high and wide the shelf, bin, etc., must be to place the load; and how high the load must be lifted to reach the shelf or bin.  Must be able to recognize whether the fork lift truck is able to lift the load and whether the load is properly balanced.  Knowledge of the layout of the storage area to be able to find and place items without need for detailed instructions.  Skilled in moving fork lift trucks about in places where there is very little room to stack or remove loads.


Required Skills

Physical Demands
Medium Work Job requires ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Occasionally (1/3 of time) Frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of time) Constantly (Over 2/3 of time)
Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, and/or Pulling, Reaching
Occaisionally Lift/Carry 20 to < 50 pounds Reaching Occasionally
Frequently Lift/Carry 10 to < 20 pounds Reaching Upwards Occasionally
Sitting Occasionally Feeling Occasionally
Standing Constantly Fingering Not Present
Walking Frequently Keyboard Use Occasionally
Stooping Occasionally Hearing Frequently
Kneeling Occasionally Near Acuity Constantly
Crouching Occasionally Far Acuity Constantly
Crawling Not Present Depth Perception Frequently
Climbing Not Present Accomodation Occasionally
Balancing Occasionally Color Vision Occasionally
Talking Frequently Field of Vision Constantly
Handling Occasionally
Working Conditions
Exposure to Weather Not Present Atmospheric Conditions Not Present
Extreme Cold Not Present Proximity to Moving Parts Frequently
Extreme Heat Not Present Exposure to Electrical Shock Occasionally
Wet and/or Humid Not Present Working in High Places Frequently
Noise Intensity Level Moderate Noise Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Not Present
Vibration Occasionally Other Environmental Conditions Not Present

Required Experience

General Education and Work Requirements
Education Level Equivalent to 8th grade plus additional classes
Reasoning Apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.
Mathematics Able to uses arithmetic to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages.
Language Able to read and interpret work instructions. Read safety rules, instructions in the use and maintenance of shop  tools and equipment and methods and procedures in mechanical drawing and layout work. Able to communicate effectively in writing using proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. 
Specific Vocational Prep #N/A
Personal Protective Equipment over 2/3 of the time
The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mental Demands
General Learning Ability Medium
Verbal Aptitude Medium
Numerical Aptitude Medium
Spatial Aptitude High
Form Perception High
Clerical Perception Low
Motor Coordination Medium
Manual Dexterity Medium
Finger Dexterity Low
Eye-Hand-Foot Coord Medium
Color Discrimination Low
Dealing With People Required
Working Alone Not Required
Repetitive Work Required
Work Under Specific Instruction Required
Perform A Variety of Duties Required
Expressing Personal Feelings Not Required
Performing Effectively Under Stress Required
Isolation From Others Required
Influencing People In Their Opinions Not Required
Attaining Precise Set Limits & Tolerances Not Required
Directing, Controlling Activity Of Others Not Required
Making Judgement and Decisions Required
Understanding and Memory
Memory Constantly
Short Term Memory Constantly
Detailed Instruction Memory Constantly
Sustained Concentration & Persistence
Short Instruction Carrying Out Frequently
Detailed Instruction Carrying Out Frequently
Concentration and Attention Constantly
Work Schedule Frequently
Work Routine Constantly
Work Distractions Constantly
Work Decisions Frequently
Work Completion Constantly
Social Interaction
Pubkic Interaction Not Present
Assignment Assistance Frequently
Work Review Occasionally
Peer Interaction Constantly
Work Behavior Constantly
Apdaptation to Change Constantly
Hazard Awareness Constantly
Travel Not Present
Independent Planning Occasionally

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