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Material Handler

City & State: 

Romeoville, IL, US, 60446

Job Category:  Transportation & Logistics

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 26 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.




Job Title

  • Material Handler


  • Logistics

Reporting to

  • Logistics Supervisor


Key Accountabilities

Operator is responsible for operating material handling equipment for the purpose of moving, locating, relocating, stacking and counting merchandise. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and may also be required to perform order filler or order checker duties in addition to his or her own.


  • Receiving/Put-Away

Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations. Efficiently stack and store the merchandise in the appropriate area


  • Order Picking

Pull and prepare product for shipment. Ensure that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped. Perform picking duties in an efficient manner that meets customer service standards.


  • Loading

      Efficiently move product from staging and/or storage areas into rail cars or trailers.


  • Equipment

Load, unload, move, stack and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp, push-pull or other powered equipment. Position also requires the use of RF equipment. Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.


  • Inventory

Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained. Assist in physical inventories. Ensure proper stock rotation.  Conduct cycle counts as requested.


  • Maintenance

      Perform or assist in building, grounds and equipment maintenance as required


  • Responsible for upholding, following and maintaining the requirements of the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing.


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent, preferred
  • Basic reading, writing and math skills
  • Good communication skills (verbal & written); bilingual, English/Spanish preferred
  • Hard working, dependable, safety conscious and team oriented.
  • Operating forklift and other industrial equipment as necessary
  • This position requires OSHA certification and forklift recertification every 3 years
  • Able to make logical decisions


Physical Requirements

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.

  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Work standing or walking for long periods of time
  • Work bending and squatting


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work in cold refrigerated and frozen conditions
  • Must be able to work in freezer environment at -10 deg for extended period of time


ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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