Job Description

Westlake Pipe & Fittings, a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), is the second-largest polyvinyl chloride pipe and fittings manufacturer in North America. Westlake Pipe & Fittings supplies gasketed, solvent weld and restrained joint pipes and a wide range of fittings for a diverse list of markets including municipal water and sewer, plumbing, water well, pool and spa, and agricultural and turf irrigation. Westlake Pipe & Fittings is an industry leader in product development with Certa-Lok® spline-lock technology and product systems that are focused on building A Better Foundation. To learn more, visit the website at WestlakePipe.com.

We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive culture that empowers and encourages our associates to succeed through individual achievement and teamwork.  A career at Westlake Pipe & Fittings, is enriched with an innovative spirit, high work ethic, and rewarding experiences.  We foster a culture that supports professional development, personal growth, and opportunities for advancement. 

COMPETITIVE PAY & BENEFITS

  • Benefits Effective Day 1
  • Med, Den, Vision, 401k (4% match), Annual Retirement Contribution (2%), Life & AD&D
  • Paid Vacation
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Opportunity for Advancement

Summary: Responsible for moving all pallets of finished products or component parts to the stretch wrapper, designated locations, or into the warehouse or fabrication departments. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:   

This position reports directly to the Production Supervisor and will receive direction from the Injection Molding Manager or Acting Supervisor in the absence of or in conjunction with the Production Supervisor. 

The primary responsibility of the Material Handler is to safely and efficiently perform top-quality operational duties on a daily basis which include (but are not limited to) the following: 

  • Knowledge and recognition of plastic fittings by name, shape, and dimension. 

  • Knowledge of daily performance goals and working to achieve 100% of targeted output. 

  • Completion of production line paperwork accurately and in real time. 

  • Assuring quality of work through the proper labeling and verification of correctness for all types of molded fittings and their associated packaging (i.e.: labels, cartons/cases, bags, ink jet printed information, case count, and pallet configuration) 

  • Detection, segregation, and isolation of non-conforming quality defects and notifying Supervisor, Manager, and/or QA Department 

  • Able to identify various types of quality defects based on appearance, fit, form, and function. 

  • Transports virgin and reground materials to the production machines for processing. 

  • Transports all pallets of finished goods to stretch wrapper or into the warehouse. 

  • Transports bins to proper staging areas for Bar Code and totes of parts for Fabrication to the assigned rack locations. 

  • Assist in stretch wrapping of pallets of finished products. 

  • Verifying correct LPN’s are attached to the appropriate pallet(s) by scanning and comparing against the pallet ID tag. 

  • Assist in housekeeping by transporting the trash bins for removal. 

  • Must be able to safely operate and perform daily maintenance checks on a forklift. 

  • Proper organization and cleanliness of assigned work area to highest level of standards (5S) 

  • Perform 5S Audit for each work area assigned on a daily basis 

  • Performing the above mentioned functions with minimum supervision.  

  • Any other duties as assigned by supervision or management. 

Supervisory Responsibilities: None 

Qualifications: Must know how to operate a fork lift and have a fork lift license. 

Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent.   

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend sufficient English to follow work instructions. 

Mathematical Skills: Basic mathematical skills and counting ability required. 

Reasoning Ability: Must be able to pay close attention to detail, have general deductive reasoning skills to troubleshoot minor issues and knowledgeable of how and when to escalate.  Must be able to work without close supervision. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must have forklift license. 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to lift at least 75 pounds, bend, stoop, walk, carry, clean, drive and maintain. Will use gloves, fork truck, stretch wrap machine, and pallet jacks. 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. General factory. Exposed to heat, cold, noise, dust, oil/grease, purge fumes, raw material and traveling powered industrial vehicles. 

Training Requirements: 

  • General Job Duties: ForkLift operation, stretch wrapper use, interpret parts bin hangers, tracking paperwork/verification, packaging types, housekeeping, etc. 

  • Line OperationResponsible for keeping empty pallets staged for the Injection Molding department, transporting finished pallets to wrapper and/or warehouse, verifying correct LPN’s are attached to the appropriate pallet(s) by scanning and comparing against the pallet ID tag. 

  • Quality Control & Auditing: Employees are trained on defective parts and how to verify counts, part numbers, barcode readability, pallet quantity, etc. 

Application Instructions

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