Materials Handler Lead Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
the work of others and participates in work related to shipping,
receiving, inspecting, storing, issuing, and delivering a variety of
materials, equipment and supplies. Works with independence in
carrying out duties with limited supervision.
third in a series of six classifications. Performs many of the
duties of the lower levels, but is distinguished in that they are
responsible for leading the work of other workers and overseeing
work activities in addition to carrying out materials handling
duties. Incumbents are expected to handle high-dollar cost and
fragile equipment or supplies and hazardous materials, such as
chemicals or gases when necessary. May be required to lift heavy
Examples of Duties:
- Coordinates the activities of subordinates.
- Reviews difficult or complex work procedures to resolve
questions presented by workers.
- Ensures accurate, up-to-date records of inventory in
stockroom and daily operations; completes necessary forms or
paperwork for documentation.
- Designs stockroom layout and oversees rearranging process.
- Authorizes special orders within procedural and established
- Oversees and participates in counting, weighing and
measuring incoming or outgoing items to compare identifying
information and verify against bills of lading, invoices, orders
or other records.
- Examines incoming shipments for damage or shortages and
corresponds with shipper to rectify; fills out appropriate forms
- Fills orders and issues materials and supplies per requests;
documents transactions, prepares requisitions and computes
costs; keeps records of storeroom inventory.
- Oversees and participates in ordering or purchasing a
variety of stock items such as recommending changes to standard
items or stock levels and ordering items using independent
judgment within established limits.
- Determines method of shipment based on knowledge of shipping
procedures, routes and rates; packages, weighs and marks
container for shipment; prepares necessary forms such as bills
- May utilize computerized or automated system to accomplish
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of computerized or automated system operations.
- Knowledge of record keeping practices.
- Knowledge of safety practices.
- Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
- Skill in operating automotive, materials handling and office
- Skill in lifting heavy packages and objects.
years of shipping/receiving experience; OR, Any equivalent
combination of experience and/or education from which comparable
knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Some positions
may require possession of current Arizona Type D or Class C driver's
license upon employment. Some positions may require State
certification in forklift operation.
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