Material Handler 3 in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/27/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsible for the timely and accurate movement of components used in manufacturing, management of material flow into the production scheme, and coordinating the flow of materials requiring transportation with in the manufacturing facility.   

Essential Functions:

  • Works with quality and production in order to manage the process of moving parts and materials throughout the manufacturing plant (kanban system).
  • Maintains a computerized inventory system (ERP), runs reports and reconciles discrepancies as required.
  • Must be able to proficiently operate a variety of material handling equipment which may include, but not limited to: fork lifts, pallet jacks, and dollies.
  • Work with quality technicians and logistics material handlers to ensure correct component identification and traceability.
  • Conducts fact finding and problem solving as required. Assist the Team leader with miscellaneous duties and projects as directed.


  • High School Education or Equivalent. 
  • Moderate computer skills.
  • Forklift license required.
  • Basic skills - Ability to read and follow blueprints, basic reading, metrology and math skills, and ability to adhere to safety-related issues to include, but not limited to, good housekeeping and ergonomics practices
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in Materials Handling or related position.
  • Must have good communication skills, a customer service orientation, self-motivated, very organized, enthusiastic, detail oriented, resourceful, willing and able to work long hours (including overtime as required), and possess a sense of urgency.

Physical/Safety Requirements:

  • May involve prolonged periods of stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, sitting, standing, and/or crawling.
  • Requires the ability to lift/carry up to 75 lbs on a frequent basis.
  • Coordination of eye, hand, and/or foot movement with an ability to grasp by hand and meet cognitive demands to include visual and auditory discrimination/memory, reading ability, memory retention ability, and safe physical operation of all equipment used.
  • Requires the use of various safety equipment including safety glasses, and adherence to good housekeeping, quality standards, and safety policies.
  • Must satisfactorily meet requirements of an ongoing training program.
  • Requires use of safety glasses in designated areas.
  • Closed-toe shoes must be worn on the production floor; safety shoes are recommended.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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