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.

SO WHY WESTLAKE PIPE & FITTINGS?

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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US markets. The base pay for this position is $21.65. This rate is based on relevant market data in our lowest and highest geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, experience and skillset. Westlake is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, sign on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package (also to include a full range of medical and other benefits).

SUMMARY

Responsible for accurate receiving, storing, preparing and shipping orders of product. Knowledge of yard layout, products, and forklift operation is essential. Development of skills for assessing load parameters allowing the safe, accurate, and efficient placement of finished product on flatbed trailers to ensure maximum loading, while maintaining stable transport properties is also required. Knows their responsibility in a contingency plan or crisis situation. Must be able to work the shift pattern as outlined by distribution needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

May include, but are not limited to, the following:

Inbound Freight:

  • Count all products, compare to manifest and check all shipments for damage, infestation and production code dates and sign for inbound shipment when necessary
  • Report shortages, damages and mis-shipments on appropriate forms
  • Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations

Storage:

  • Maximize space usage and safely put away items into yard and onto racks
  • Keep yard clean and clear of debris

Order Picking:

  • Ensure correct number and type of product is picked
  • Transport orders to shipping locations or delivery platforms with material handling equipment
  • Stencil, tag, label, or mark orders as required

Outbound Freight:

  • Compare quantity, labeling and address with order to ensure shipments are complete and correct
  • Efficiently move product into or onto outbound delivery vehicles and accept signatures for outbound as necessary
  • Ensure that shipments contain no damaged or sub-standard product and no improperly assembled units, including identification of sun faded products

Facility/Equipment:

  • Maintain equipment and assigned areas in a neat, clean and orderly fashion
  • Operate equipment, handheld computers, and power tools safely and efficiently
  • Accountable for performing daily inspections and maintenance checks on equipment
  • Comply with all local, OSHA or Expeditors’ standards

Inventory:

  • Maintain inventory organization and storage integrity in preparation for shipment
  • Keep accurate records and reports. Assist in physical inventories and cycle counts
  • Ensure proper stock rotation and repair broken or incomplete units

Other Duties:  Manually wrap products to prevent damage. Maintain constant contact with management regarding shipping priorities and progress. Provide training and assistance to other shippers/receivers. Provide input at shift meetings concerning goals, problems, accomplishments, etc. Repack or re-box cases per instructions. Repair and re-box damaged goods as required. Operate shrink-wrap machine if assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Preferred high school degree
  • 6 months of distribution and warehousing experience or comparable experience - RF technologies a plus
  • Must be able to operate a forklift safely and effectively
  • Must be able to read, count accurately, do simple math (add, subtract, divide, multiply) and write legibly. Must be able to pass basic math pre-employment test
  • Must be capable of standing and walking for extended periods. Must be able to stand or sit for prolonged periods
  • Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail and positive attitude. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is regularly exposed to all weather conditions as the work is a combination of indoors and outdoors. Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, safety shoes, high-visibility vest, etc.  Some work may require usage of stairs and/or elevators. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.

Application Instructions

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