Summer Help Needed (40 hours a week) — With the Opportunity to Work Part-Time During the School Year

Material Handler

Michigan City, IN

The Material Handler is responsible for assisting the production operations, unloading, and loading trucks.  As well as all bulk unloading and hand stacking finished product of bags ranging in weights 5-25lbs to pattern specifications.  This individual will be part of Local 135 with union benefits.

Date Posted:
$18.00 / hour


  • Maneuver a forklift safely in a busy industrial environment.
  • Safely stack and unstack large quantities of goods onto shelves or pallets.
  • Move goods from storage areas to loading areas for transport.
  • Unload deliveries and safely relocate the goods to their designated storage areas.
  • Ensure that forklift driving areas are free from spills or obstructions.
  • Regularly check forklift equipment for faults or damages.
  • Use industrial plastic wraps and wooden pallets to safely stack and package goods for transport.
  • Keep up to date on health and safety requirements and forklift operating procedures.
  • Consolidate partial pallets for incoming goods.
  • Load/unload materials and merchandise from incoming vehicles and stack them to assigned places.
  • Locate and move stock of products to pallets or crates for storage or shipment.
  • Identify damages and report shortages or quality deficiencies.
  • Monitor finished package weights to ensure that bags conform to specifications.
  • Inspect and hand stack finished bags on a pallet using designed stack pattern.
  • Ensure that finished product is bagged, sealed, and palletized in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion on structurally sound pallets.
  • Attach labels to bags as necessary.
  • Clean and sanitize all packing and loading areas.
  • Assist in the training of new and existing personnel in any stacking functions/positions.
  • Transport raw materials to production workstations.
  • Keeping all material handling equipment in the best condition by conducting regular maintenance.
  • Keep updated records of inventory and activity logs.
  • Comply with company policies and legal guidelines.
  • Help maintain a safe and orderly environment of the facilities.
  • Perform inbound and inventory control activities to maintain the highest level of quality and inventory accuracy.
  • Retain all documentation of incoming product receiving transport loads and verifying loads match B.O.L.
  • Inventory Control and bulk material placement allocation.
  • Verify COA and seals match bulk vessel.
  • Preform CCP sanitation by cleaning/maintaining sifter sieves based of frequency.
  • General Sanitation of bulk unloading area including bulk bins, aspiration line.



  • Forklift operating skills (on the job training is provided).
  • Safety training is required and provided by Panhandle Milling in group settings, as well as individual computer-based training.
  • Experience in grain handling and computer skills would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to use a computer.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal record check and credit check. Background checks are conducted by an accredited third party.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, multitask, and able to read and write in English.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Available to work flexible hours, evenings, weekends, and shift work may be required.



  • This position requires physical efforts such as straining, pulling, lifting, working, and standing and walking on concrete floor.
  • Repetitive use of hands, wrists, arms, and bending to move bags from packer to pallet.
  • Exposure to elements such as noise, minable dust, cold and hot temperatures.
  • Extreme climate or climate variation.
  • Heat up to 100 degrees and lows of 40 degrees.
  • Changes of >30 degrees within a shift.
  • Exposure to manufacturing equipment hazards, especially forklifts.
  • Climbing of ladders.

PHM Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state, or local law. ​