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Joplin, Missouri, United States

Materials Handling Technician

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Job ID 58869


The Materials Handling Technician works as a team member and performs any duty related to load, unload, and transport finished goods and in-process products to and from warehouse and Production line. Unloads, receives, transports and stores materials, verifies shipments against orders, operates recording equipment, utilizes SAP, provides lift truck support throughout the plant supplies and equipment in receiving sections, storeroom or warehouse locations as directed. Prepares truckloads of finished goods for shipment.  Takes inventory of Raw materials as well as Finished Goods.  Performs general housekeeping and participates in downtime cleaning activities, etc. At the same time, will be trained and required to assist other plants areas when is needed.

Reports to: The Materials Handling Technician is an hourly position reporting to the Warehouse Supervisor.


  • Ensure that department and Owens Corning safety rules are being communicated and followed, including PPE usage and loading practices.
  • Know plant EPA goals or requirements and insures goals are met on a daily basis.
  • Maintain a general housekeeping schedule in accordance with plant standard 5S protocol with responsibilities to ensure cleaning throughout the shift; maintain a safe work environment
  • Read, understand and follow all Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs]
  • Responsible/accountable for the safe operation of a forklift for the purposes of moving, locating, relocating, stacking and inventorying of material
  • Complete a forklift inspection at the beginning of each shift and turn in paperwork to warehouse office
  • Receive all shuttles that come from the outside warehouse and store in the precursor, wet chop, or Slitter area
  • Move all material to the HOLD/REWORK area as needed and place all material needing to be re-wrapped in the WRAP area
  • Unload any returns that come back to the plant and ensure Warehouse or Team Lead  receives paperwork
  • Inspect trailers and complete trailer inspection sheets for every load
  • Clean and sweep trailers as needed to ensure product is not damaged when loaded for shipping or in transit
  • Cycle count all finished goods and WIP
  • Consolidate like material as needed
  • Check Warehouse equipment is properly charged and ready to be used each day.
  • Use SAP as needed
  • Responsible for loading/unloading shipments safely
  • Responsible for pulling/preparing customer orders with 100% accuracy for quantity and type of product
  • Performs picking duties in an efficient and safe manner that meets or exceeds customer service standards
  • Minimize process downtime
  • Participate on continuous improvement work groups
  • Support trials
  • Use general tools (not requiring specialized training) as needed to perform the job
  • Help identify process problems and seek solutions
  • Maintain effective communication
  • Maintain logs as required
  • Assist in resolving supplier and customer complaints by providing relevant information
  • Participate in shift huddles and meetings as required
  • Other activities as may be assigned in order to maintain production requirements of the department or plant. Work assignments will be made at the discretion of management. 



  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a US citizen or have the right to work in the US


  • Previous Warehouse experience preferred
  • Minimum of two (2) years related experience and/or training in an industrial/manufacturing environment preferred
  • Experience operating powered industrial equipment such as forklift, Bobcat, overhead cranes, and hoists highly preferred


The employee should hold the following abilities:

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Must be able to understand verbal and written instructions
  • Champion of Wellness, Six Sigma, TPM, and 5S practices
  • Willingness to support training and cross-functional efforts
  • Knowledge of MS Office products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) Knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Must have the ability to train and coach others
  • Must have strong process acumen and high mechanical aptitude
  • Must be able to secure and maintain job related qualifications and certifications as required by the nature of this position
  • Possess strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong internal and external customer service skills
  • Work well in team environment and work independently as needed
  • Basic mathematical calculations and measurements
  • Must maintain schedule flexibility to ensure smooth production
  • Pass drug screen prior to employment
  • Acceptable background check
  • Pass pre-employment physical
  • Pass Work Keys assessment NCRC+


  • Non-Rotating shifts – 12 hour
  • Stand for extended prolonged periods during 12 hour shift
  • Work overtime as needed
  • Meet the physical demands of the work environment


Owens Corning employees take pride in delivering a material difference.  We offer a total compensation opportunity that not only rewards extraordinary employees, but helps them to drive impact with our customers, and the world around them.  Owens Corning provides a range of competitive benefit options, allowing you to choose based on your individual needs.

  • Insurance coverages that start day of hire.
  • 401K employer match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan 
  • Healthy Living Incentives
  • Hourly Incentive Plans 
  • Competitive vacation plan
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Employee Scholarship
  • EAP and Work/Life Services

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbents(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Please note: Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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