Warehouse Associate

Job Title
Warehouse Associate
Job ID
Garland,  TX 75040
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Warehouse Associate - Fortress Building Products

Job Title:              Material Handler I
Department:      Warehouse Operations
Manager:            Warehouse Manager
FLSA Status:       Non-Exempt (Hourly)
Location:             Garland, TX

The Material Handler will be responsible for assisting the day-to-day warehouse related tasks and functions for Fortress Building Products – Garland, TX location. The material handler will assist in daily operations to ensure proper material handling, picking, and packing. The Material Handler will follow standard work and operating procedures to ensure duties are fulfilled and goals are met.

Work Hard, Play Hard – We seek passionate people. We take our work seriously and we take the enjoyment of our lives seriously.
Positive, Can DO Attitude – We are optimistic, we set challenging goals and we find a way to accomplish them. We approach challenges with the intention of finding solutions.
Compete & Win As A TEAM – We put the TEAM first. Our team is what makes our company great. We are a competitive group that like to win. We keep score.
Innovate & Seek Continuous Improvement - We believe it can always be better. We want better products and processes. We want to be better individuals. We want to be a better organization.
We Are Respectful – We respect fellow team members, our partners, ourselves and our company. We are known to be “the good guys”.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Performs handling, storing and recording activities in a warehouse setting.
  • Loading or unloading shipments.
  • Pulling and picking orders.
  • Operating a variety of equipment, which includes forklifts.
  • This is a standalone classification in the warehouse function within a plant or distribution center

  • None

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Establishes and maintains effective relationships; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current development; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Dependability – Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility to own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity – Meets productivity standards; completes work in a timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Additional Requirements
  • 0-3 years’ experience within a manufacturing or warehouse environment is preferred.
  • High school graduate or equivalent education and experience.
  • Forklift certification will be required. Assistance in obtaining certification can be provided, if necessary.
  • Following directions under limited supervision.
  • Ability to learn warehousing, shipping, and receiving principles and practices.
  • Performing basic mathematical calculations.
  • Lifting and loading materials.
  • Complying with safety and operational guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Basic PC skills.
  • Communicating with co-workers to provide and receive direction.
  • Able to lift to 50 pounds, operate a pallet jack and fork truck a plus

  • None

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job operates in a warehouse environment. Some of the work may require usage of required personal protective equipment including steel toe shoes, hearing protection, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements. Moderate to heavy lifting is required.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.


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