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Shipping Loader - 2457 in Yucca, AZ at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 9/7/2017

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Job Description



SUMMARY

This job requires the identification, safe handling and accurate storage, and placement of product following inspection.  Operator must coordinate with Quality Assurance technicians to allow for timely movement of production into inventory after inspection.  Must follow establish practices for safe, organized, and orderly storage of product. Knowledge of yard layout, products, production levels, 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 insure maximum loading, while maintaining stable transport properties is also required. Individual will also assist other shipping personnel with load preparation, inventory counts, inventory status assessment, unloading raw materials and other duties as required by the Shipping Supervisor.

DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, and SKILLS

  • Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Follows all safety rules in the yard, including safety regulations pertaining to truck drivers loading and unloading, and forklift operation.
  • Identifies every product that leaves production, and following proper inspection, transports the production into the yard to the appropriate storage location.
  • Maintains inventory organization, and packaging and storage integrity in preparation for shipment.
  • Puts together partial units for Shipping Operator A & B, as needed.
  • Ensures that shipments contain no damaged or sub-standard product and no improperly assembled units.
  • Repairs broken or incomplete units.
  • Accountable for safe operation of forklift, and damage of product and other assets.
  • Develops skills in loading product on transport vehicles.
  • Develop skills for operating handheld computers and using established procedures for inventory, loading, and scrapping.
  • Maintains constant contact with Supervisor and Shipping team with respect to all shipping priorities and progress.
  • Keeps yard clear of debris.
  • Assists other shipping and plant personnel as needed.
  • Accountable for performing daily inspections and maintenance checks on equipment.
  • Responsible for following safe work habits, and exhibiting positive attitude, and focus on company goals.
  • Provides input at shift meetings concerning goals, problems, accomplishments, etc.
  • Duties are not limited to this job description; you may perform other duties as instructed by the Supervisor


QUALIFICATIONS  

There must be proficiency in all aspects of the job. Successful performance requires the individual to maintain a personal sense of urgency and the ability to perform at optimum levels at all times.  A background check is mandatory.

Employee must have a safe work record, display safe work practices, and does NOT require repeated or in-frequent reminders to follow safety procedures.  Employee must meet company’s attendance requirements stipulated on skill tests to be considered for promotion.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required for employment.  Previous forklift experience is preferred. 
  • Employee must have a minimum of 4 months experience as Shipping Operator- Trainee to be considered for this level.  Although time in position is a requirement it will not be the only factor in advancement and does not guarantee advancement. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

See Physical Requirement listed below.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving vehicles, both forklifts and tractor-trailers, in the yard.  The work is outdoors.  The employee is exposed to all weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB

SHIPPING OPERATOR – LEVEL C

WORK POSITION:

Standing                                   30%            

Walking                                     30%     

Sitting                                        50%                     

BODY MOVEMENTS:

Lifting                                      25-50 lbs.   

Lifting frequency                    frequent  

Carrying                                   up to 50 lbs. 

Bending                                    frequent                  

Pushing and/or pulling loads    frequent               

Reaching                                   frequent                 

Kneeling                                   frequent         

Twisting                                    frequent             

Climbing ladders and stairs      frequent               

Grasping                                   frequent                

Crawling, stooping, squatting and prone maneuvering                  frequent                 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Dexterity                                  Nimble use of fingers: Y         Hand eye coordination: Y       

Vision                                       Average     

Hearing                                    Ability to perceive spoken voice clearly: Y     Ability to hear warning horns and sirens: Y

ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES:

Location                                  Indoor  10 %               Outdoor  90 %

Thermal conditions                  X Extreme heat                       X Cold                        X Extreme humidity   

Work locations                         Elevated work areas           

Noise                                     ³85 dBA     

Skin Exposure                        X Solvents       X Other: Sun, Weather

POTENTIAL EXPOSURES TO TOXIC OR NUISANCE MATERIALS:

                                             X Other: dirt, dust, propane, lubricating oils, diesel

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Hoist or other heavy equipment operator: Forklift

                                               Describe other protective equipment needs: safety glasses, steel toes, gloves, rain suit, hearing protection, and other as required by environment

                                                Rotating shift work: Y

                                                Hours per day worked on this job: 8+ OT

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