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Warehouse Material Handler

Location: Harrodsburg, Kentucky, United States
Job ID: 43403
Date Posted: Oct 15, 2019
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Manufacturing
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Automotive Systems in Harrodsburg, KY is hiring! We are looking for hard-working individuals with previous warehouse experience to help us meet customer orders.


Shift Schedule:

  • 2nd Shift - Monday - Thursday,  4:30 PM – 3:00 AM*
  • D Shift - Friday, Saturday, Sunday,  6:00 AM to 6:00 PM*
  • E Shift - Friday, Saturday, Sunday,  6:00 PM to 6:00 AM

Note: Must be willing to work overtime as required.


*Hours may vary.


Pay Scale and Benefits:

  • 2nd Shift - $13.01 per hour plus $0.50 per hour shift premium
  • D Shift - $13.01 per hour plus $1.50 per hour shift premium
  • E Shift - $13.01 per hour plus $2.50 per hour shift premium 

Annual pay increases.

Health, dental, vision, prescription, and life insurance benefits.

401(k) plan.

Bi-annual bonus opportunities.

Perks including discounts on Hitachi products, supplier discounts on vehicle purchases, and more.


Chief Duties and/or Responsibilities:

  • Manages materials orders from production and pulls inventory from storage areas to accurately deliver items requested.
  • Reads, comprehends, and follows work instructions and established procedures, production schedules, and shipping orders.
  • Loads and unloads materials and finished assemblies/subassemblies from trucks.
  • Tracks inventory including materials and finished assemblies/subassemblies using check sheets, records, and specialized software.
  • Moves materials and finished assemblies/subassemblies to and from production areas, storage areas, and/or shipping areas manually and/or using pneumatic or electric powered equipment.
  • Transfers materials into machine hoppers.
  • Operates powered industrial trucks to load and unload materials and finished assemblies/subassemblies.
  • Stacks materials and finished assemblies/subassemblies into appropriate containers and prepares them for shipping.
  • Packs orders including shrink-wrapping contents onto pallets and loading pallets onto trucks for delivery.
  • Ensures orders are accurate and records inventory entering and leaving warehouse.
  • Counts inventory as necessary/required.
  • Seals, marks and/or labels containers as required.
  • Cleans and prepares containers before utilizing them.
  • Performs quality checks to verify containers and packing materials are damage free and in usable condition.
  • Completes checks to ensure loads for transport are secure.
  • Administers scheduled equipment checks including recharging equipment batteries and lubricating tools/equipment.
  • Carries out all instructed/required quality checks and fills out appropriate check sheet information.
  • Performs all assignments safely, wears any required personal protective items, and follows all safety rules at all times.
  • Ensures all environmental (ISO 14001) policy initiatives and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Uses all time wisely, works efficiently, and works effectively. Aids other team members in getting tasks at hand complete when necessary/required.
  • Looks for ways to improve the production process. Shares process improvement ideas and aids in the implementation of continuous improvement measures.
  • Keeps assigned work areas clean, neat, and free from clutter. Assists in cleaning activities daily.
  • Takes instruction from leadership, cooperates with other team members, has respect for fellow team members, and functions effectively as a member of a team.
  • Understands the importance of cross-training. There are many different tasks associated with a material handler position. Various tasks must be performed daily and team members are expected to be flexible with regard to necessary changes in shift and work location/assignment as needed.


Qualified applicants must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Prior warehouse experience preferred, but not required
  • Reading skills - ability to read and comprehend basic work instructions, and follow instructions and standard work procedures
  • Math skills - ability to do basic math
  • Writing skills - ability to fill out necessary paperwork, including quality check sheets
  • Mechanical aptitude - ability to do basic machine/equipment adjustments to ensure quality products
  • Computer skills - ability to perform basic computer functions including using a mouse and keyboard, and utilizing any applicable company software applications
  • Communication skills - ability to communicate effectively
  • Teamwork skills - ability to work effectively with others
  • Ethical conduct - ability to perform job duties in an ethical and professional manner at all times

Physical Requirements

  • Standing - up to 10-12 hours per day
  • Lifting - supplies/parts/materials, up to 30-35 pounds repetitively
  • Carrying – supplies/parts/materials, up to 30-35 pounds repetitively
  • Maneuvering - use mechanical assist, various levers
  • Walking - retrieval to placement of supplies/parts/materials, up to 10-12 hours per day
  • Reaching - upward and downward reaching to retrieve supplies/parts/materials, up to 10-12 hours per day
  • Handling - various supplies/parts/materials of different weights, up to 35 pounds repetitively
  • Seeing – parts/materials handling and inspecting, up to 10-12 hours per day
  • Finger Dexterity - small parts/materials handling, up to 10-12 hours per day
  • Repetitive Work - handling parts/materials and stocking supplies, up to 10-12 hours per day
  • Overtime - ability to work daily and weekly overtime, in excess of 40 hours per week

Qualified candidates will be contacted for further steps. Final candidates are subject to mandatory employment assessment, drug screen, and criminal background check.


(HIAMS)AM-HK is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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