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Job Title:  Material Handler

Requisition ID:  10109

Richmond, KY, US, 40475

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. 

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Job Purpose

We are now accepting applications for a Material Handler position, in department 65, group IV-PS pay.  This position is currently for C-shift, but subject to change based on a posted shift change.  Under general supervision, a Material Handler performs work of moderate difficulty maintaining manufacturing material inventories.  Verifies purchase receipts, places materials into stock, and moves materials to staging and production areas. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  This list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by this position. Persons in this position will perform all other tasks as assigned and work overtime as required.

  1. Operate pallet/fork truck in safe manner and perform routine truck maintenance. 
  2. Stage motive power orders per bill of materials.                                                
  3. Properly identify all cell types.                                                  
  4. Properly identify and return all excess parts to cage area with appropriate paperwork. 
  5. Maintain necessary paperwork.                                               
  6. Perform daily housekeeping, hygiene & cleanliness procedures.                                                
  7. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or GED from an accredited institution is required. 
  • A minimum of one year of manufacturing, distribution center, or related work experience is required.  Related experience would be working in the construction, mining, mechanic, or maintenance industries.
  • At least one (1) full year of forklift experience is required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  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; traverse indoor and outdoor areas,  sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; traverse  stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must be able to traverse to working areas below and above floor level.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

General Job Requirements

  • Must be able to frequently bend; twist; reach; stoop; kneel or crouch.
  • Must be able to differentiate colors.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds/23 kilos on a daily continuous basis. Anything heavier will be done with the assistance of a mechanical device or with the assistance of another employee.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • This position is exposed to harmful materials such as lead/fiberglass products. Periodic blood tests are required to measure the level of lead. Precautions are taken by the company/employee to reduce the risk of exposure and help ensure everyones safety.
  • This position requires working in a plant/warehouse environment. Therefore, expect varying working conditions.
  • Employees are responsible for wearing the required Personal Protective Equipment in the proper manner at all times.
  • Must be able and willing to wear a respirator.
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime.
  • Must be able and willing to work varying schedules which may include nights, weekends, and public holidays.
  • Must be able and willing to operate a forklift.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/Minority/Female/Vets/Disabled

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