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Material Handler (Edgewood, MD)

North America, USA, Maryland, Edgewood
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About Us

Smiths is always looking for curious minds. For new colleagues who want responsibility and relish a challenge. Those who would like to use their talents to help make the world safer, healthier, more efficient and more connected.

We're proud that we've been helping propel the human world forwards during our 160 year history of innovation. By looking at things differently. By adapting and never standing still. And by always thinking big.

Today we're an aligned global business of five divisions and around 22,000 colleagues,that touches the lives of millions every year across five vibrant global markets.

Smiths Detection is a global authority on the application, management and manufacture of world-class detection and screening technology. We deliver the solutions you need to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics.

Known for our best-in-class expertise, equipment and support, customers rely on Smiths Detection to help them make the world a more secure place. With over 40 years’ experience, our mission is to use technology to develop innovative solutions and services which uphold the free flow of trade and make the world a safer place.

Smiths Detection, Inc. participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program.
Smiths Detection is an EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled.

So whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out on your career, our global scale and focus on growth means great career opportunities for the right colleagues. There's never been a better time to join Smiths. And help us create the future.


Job Description

The Material Handler will perform manual and clerical duties which utilize computers to receive, store and issue material from central warehouse. Maintains receiving records and performs cycle counts to verify inventory accuracy. Includes, but is not limited to, receiving, stocking, pulling of jobs, packing of items to be shipped, and making deliveries or pick ups.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Receives, sorts and issues material using current MRP database.
  • Performs cycle counts in accordance with cycle count process.
  • Uses problem solving skills to troubleshoot Receiving problem shelf.
  • Requires the use of various tools, including a fork lift.
  • Assembles crates and other packaging containers as required
  • Responsible for general housekeeping of designated areas
  • The noise and temperature levels in the work environment are usually moderate but subject to increased levels of cold and heat during extreme weather events.
  • Must comply with and ensure department compliance with Company health, safety and environmental policies.
  • Must comply with all applicable U.S. export and security regulations.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
The Individual
  • Licensed to drive in the state of Maryland and be capable of driving company vehicles in a safe manner.
  • Fork lift experience desired.
  • Knowledge of Windows Operating System.
  • Must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. of material.
  • Must be highly safety conscious.
  • Ability to safely perform work task physical requirements including but not limited to:
    • Loading and unloading of trucks
    • Ability to work at heights up to 25ft.
    • Sitting - Upper body held upright in seated position for sustained periods of time.
    • Kneeling - Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
    • Crouching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
    • Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
    • Climbing - Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, ramps, and the like, using feet and legs
    • Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to-position.
    • Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow surfaces.
    • Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
    • Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
    • Carrying objects - Grip and transport objects with the palms, fingers and arms.
    • Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
    • Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • This position requires access to ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations), EAR (Export Administration Regulations), and Department of State or Department of Commerce controlled information and routine access to a cleared facility. Applicant must be a U.S. Person (citizen, green card holder or other permanent resident).