Material Handler 1

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: McBee, SC, US, 29101

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.


  • Perform required shipping, receiving and stock keeper/material handler functions (full rotational ability) by operating material-handling equipment.
  • Provide direction, training and/or guidance to new employees as required.
  • Ability to load, unload and deliver materials in/to receiving, assembly lines, storage areas, trucks, production, and non-production areas.
  • Identify parts correctly from print or specification sheets, ensuring that material is properly identified, is in acceptable condition and is properly packaged to handle.
  • Write/verify/distribute necessary paperwork in accordance with established processes and procedures.
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and organized condition and follow all prescribed safety rules and quality requirements.
  • Storage and handling of product in a safe and secure manner to ensure product preservation.
  • Report problems with safety, quality, processes, equipment and materials to lead person or supervisor.
  • Wear required PPE (steel-toed boots, safety glasses, ear plugs, and any additional PPE required for task being performed);
  • Perform manual handling tasks as needed or as specified by lead person or supervisor.
  • Perform other duties and operate machinery as assigned by team leader or supervisor.


  • Willingness to learn new tasks, cross-train, rotate and work as a part of a team.
  • Willingness to serve as back-up for other team members to cover absenteeism, vacations, and mandatory rotations of responsibility.
  • Willingness to work overtime as required depending on business need.
  • SAP experience required.
  • Ability to understand various operations and their capacities.
  • Good analytical, verbal, and written communication skills to aid in problem solving.
  • Previous manufacturing experience required.
  • Ability to follow all safety and quality policies and procedures.
  • Good computer skills required
  • No active pre-discharge notices for any reason.
  • Forklift experience required.
  • Knowledge of different storage locations within the plant


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 frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  • 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 benefit plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

ADA Disclaimer (U.S. ONLY)

In developing this job description, care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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