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Forklift Operator - 1st Shift

Company: Owens & Minor, Inc.
Location: Mechanicsburg
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

At Owens & Minor, our Mission is simple: empowering our customers to advance healthcare. Our teammates continue to play an essential role in the global fight against COVID-19 by working to ensure our healthcare customers have what they need, when they need it, enabling them to focus on the critical task of providing patient care. As a Fortune 500 company with over 15,000 teammates in over 70 countries, Owens & Minor remains laser-focused on delivering on our Mission throughout COVID-19 and beyond. Our $9-billion business includes our Global Solutions and Global Products segments, with core offerings structured across three pillars of excellence: Products, Services, and Distribution.

Our people are the power that propels us. As we continue to navigate unprecedented circumstances, teammate safety remains our top priority, and all of our facilities have implemented enhanced safety and sanitation protocols. Just as our teammates are dedicated to empowering healthcare around the world, Owens & Minor is dedicated to providing the kind of culture and benefits that empower teammates to grow their careers and enjoy the rewarding work they do every day.

Owens & Minor benefits are applicable to Full Time Regular and Permanent Teammates, and include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, available on first working day
  • 401(k), eligibility after 30 days of employment
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Development opportunities to grow your career with a global company

Shift: Monday - Friday 6am start plus mandatory overtime

Pay: $15.25

Day 1 Benefits


  • Picking orders to be shipped, ensure proper labels and paperwork have been applied before shipping
  • Picking customer orders for shipment, ensuring that the correct number and type of product is loaded and shipped
  • Utilizing material handling equipment, safely and efficiently, to transport product to shipping locations or delivery platforms and ensuring orders are staged in order of delivery
  • Organizing items that require special handling.
  • Unloading inbound containers, verifying quantities match documentation and sorting inbound damage items.
  • Supports the company Quality Policy, Mission Statement and ISO Quality System.
  • Verifies that all outbound orders / shipments are 100% accurate (per customer sales order) with respect to quantity, part number and lot number.
  • Ensures zero damage products are loaded on to LTL carrier trucks.
  • Identifies all discrepancies and damages to the originating distribution Picker and Ship Verification Lead. Ensures that orders are promptly corrected and shipped.
  • Ensures all customer special instructions and requirements for shipping are met prior to shipment.
  • Tracks all damages and discrepancies via "discrepancy log". Identifies part number, lot number, quantity, and/or damage for all picking issues/errors.
  • Reviews discrepancies found as needed with the Supervisor, Team Lead and Cycle Counter to identify issue/error trends and root causes of error.
  • Provides suggestions for how to reduce picking issues/errors.
  • Stretches wrap and loads all LTL order shipments on carrier trailers per specified shipping lanes. Assures all shipments are loaded and grouped by customer order number.


  • General knowledge of math, reading, basic accounting, typing, etc. - equal to a high school diploma
  • Prior experience working in a distribution center a plus; Warehouse Certification and Operations Certification also a plus
  • Able to work in a fast paced, team environment
  • Must be willing to learn how to use new equipment WMS Technology
  • Must adhere to all safety rules and requirements
  • Must be available to work overtime hours
  • Ability to obtain forklift certification, as needed, through company provided training.


  • 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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Employee is subjected to extremes in temperature (cold and hot) and must be able to work in a non-climate-controlled environment.
  • Required safety equipment for position job duties will protect individuals who weigh up to 420 pounds.

If you feel this opportunity could be the next step in your career, we encourage you to apply.

Owens & Minor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, disability, age, status as a veteran, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

Note: Owens & Minor is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our Company via email, the Internet, or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our Company. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by our Company as a result of the referral or through other means.

Keywords: Owens & Minor, Inc., Reading , Forklift Operator - 1st Shift, Other , Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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