Material Handler

Date: Sep 16, 2023

Location: Appleton, WI, US, 54913

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

You will be 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.


  1. Pulls materials to the assembly station as needed for production. Returns the empty totes to warehouse.
  2. Replenish warehouse with new stock, keeping oldest stock in front.
  3. Bring Literature packages to the workstations as needed for production.
  4. Responsible for maintaining organized, identified racks, and staging areas.
  5. Responsible for communication with supervisor and leaders of potential parts shortages, or overages for manufactured items.
  6. Assist with removal of dunnage such as cardboard, pallets and trash.
  7. Assist with daily cycle counts and inventory control in production areas.
  8. Read work orders, production schedules, or follow oral instructions to determine materials needed.
  9. Attach identifying tags or labels to materials or mark information on racks as needed.
  10. 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.
  11. Other duties as assigned.


  • Employee must have good job performance and attendance.
  • Basic computer knowledge, including SAP.
  • Must be a self-starter, well organized, able to work both independently and as a team member, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


High School Diploma or GED

Years of Experience

Minimum of 6 months related work experience

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting/standing and frequent bending and reaching.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and with assistance

We Offer

Competitive compensation package 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

Job Segment: Wastewater, Water Treatment, ERP, HVAC, SAP, Engineering, Technology, Operations