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Material Handler

Location: Edenton, NC, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 586

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real. 

Job Description:

The Material Handler is responsible for moving production and material throughout the facility and on and off trucks by driving gasoline, liquefied gas, or electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices such as forklift, clamps, and elevating platform.

Primary Responsibilities:
Loads, unloads, and moves product, ingredients, and other material with a forklift throughout the plant and surrounding area in a safe manner following all safety procedures.
Become and maintain certification to operator a forklift
Ensure proper operation of all processing equipment for area they are trained and ensuring the quality of product as specified by customer orders. Assist operators as necessary.
Weigh materials or products as necessary along with completing and maintaining all documentation accurately.
Inventory materials in production area and supplies workers with materials as needed.
Performs daily forklift inspection along with any other safety inspections or checks as required.
Will be responsible for moving materials and product onto and off pallets, skids or lifting device.
While performing these duties, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or fell; reach
with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. You will continuously lift and/or move heavy boxes, containers, equipment or parts, 50 lbs. unassisted, or assist others in moving, shifting, or positioning heavier objects.
This employee is subject to work in outside environmental conditions and around fumes, odors, dusts, and mists.

They will be subject to hazards such as working around moving mechanical parts, exposure to chemical and extreme heat and cold and work in small confined spaces or at high levels.

All employees are directly responsible for the Quality of Olam Edible Nuts products. Each employee must perform their job function in accordance to the GMP Rules and the Sanitation, Safety and  HACCP Programs.
Must follow safe work practices and comply with all company, federal and state rules and regulations which apply to job, including but not limited to, right to Know, emergency evacuation, electrical safety, confined space, blood borne pathogens, and lockout/tagout.
Execute special projects and other job-related activities as directed.

Preferred Qualifications:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, write and perform basic math functions. Understand written and oral communications and instructions. Initiative and self-starting ability is important.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected] 
At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.