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Material Handler / Parts Picker

Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: Appleton, WI, US, 54913

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and more than 16,000 employees. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.


With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees. 


Water-Right, Inc., based in Appleton, Wisconsin, is A. O. Smith's water quality solutions provider with a complete line of residential and commercial products and systems for a wide variety of applications, including solutions for problem well water. Water-Right products are sold under the Evolve®, WaterCare®, Sanitizer Series®, Impression Series® and CustomCare® product brands. In addition to its advanced and innovative product solutions, Water-Right also has a retail facility, Water-Right Services, and a state-certified lab, Clean Water Testing LLC™, specializing in water analytical services. 


Primary Function

Responsible for transferring items to the assembly lines to increase efficiency of production.  Provide any materials for the operators. Operates electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices such as forklift to move products or materials.  Unloads incoming products. Loads outgoing products. Checks physical inventory to packing slips. Organizes stock and restocks.  

Schedule: 12pm-8:30pm Mon-Fri


  • Pulls materials to the assembly station as needed for production. Returns the empty totes to warehouse.
  • Replenish warehouse with new stock, keeping oldest stock in front.
  • Bring Literature packages to the workstations as needed for production.
  • Responsible for maintaining organized, identified racks, and staging areas.
  • Responsible for communication with supervisor and leaders of potential parts shortages, or overages for manufactured items.
  • Assist with removal of dunnage such as cardboard, pallets and trash.
  • Assist with daily cycle counts and inventory control in production areas.
  • Read work orders, production schedules, or follow oral instructions to determine materials needed.
  • Attach identifying tags or labels to materials or mark information on racks as needed.
  • Responsible for overall shop cleanliness and appearance. Responsible for following general safe work practices. Responsible for maintaining equipment and completing work order request to correct issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Basic computer knowledge and navigation is helpful. Must have a valid state driver’s license and the aptitude to obtain a company forklift license prior to performing forklift duties.
  • Excellent communication skills via written and oral.
  • Promotes a safe and organized work area.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 6 months related work experience.


High School Diploma or GED

Years of Experience

No previous related work experience required

We Offer

Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh

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