SunOpta Material Handler I in Edwardsville Facility, Kansas


*Job Title: *Material Handler

*FLSA Status (US): *Non-Exempt

*Department: *Warehouse

*Reports To: *Warehouse Supervisor


This position is responsible for supplying material to the production lines, loading and unloading material within the warehouse, and accurately tracking inventory movement throughout shift. Employee utilizes forklifts to move material to and from the warehouse and trucks to production lines in a fast-paced and highly adaptable production environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Transport raw materials and packaging using a variety of material handling equipment
  • Load and unload trucks according to schedule and in a safe and timely manner
  • Serve as a liaison between the warehouse and the production team
  • Must understand FIFO and FEFO concepts
  • Stage raw ingredients according for production according to production schedule
  • Interpret batch sheets to accurately stage raw ingredients for production
  • Ensure proper breakdown of batch recipes by appropriately converting gallons to pounds and pounds to kilograms with the assistance of a calculator
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision and as a member of a team
  • Ensure effective and professional communication with team members and site leadership
  • Ensuring that incoming and outgoing products meet strict food safety and quality requirements
  • Operate sit down fork truck and standing fork truck in a safe manner
  • Effective operation of computer, keyboard, and mouse
  • Accurate data entry both written and in computer warehousing program
  • Participate in inventory cycle counts both on and off-site
  • Responsible for ensuring work area is clean, organized, and free of obstructions
  • Wear appropriate PPE where required
  • Strictly adhere to all safety policies
  • Follow company GMPs and all other quality and food safety programs as they relate to the warehouse department
  • All other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:



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.



H.S. diploma or G.E.D is required


6 months –12 months’ experience in a warehouse environment. Experience in a food manufacturing environment is preferred. Experience with stand-up fork trucks is a must.

Knowledge and Skills:

Outstanding written and verbal communications skills. Basic inventory and warehousing knowledge is preferred. Bilingual in Spanish is beneficial, but not a must.

Travel Requirements:


Work Environment/Physical Demands:

100% of work is performed in a production facility which is refrigerated to 35ºF with significant work in sub-zero freezer and may be wet and/or humid

Environment contains allergens

Constantly exposed to moving parts, loud production equipment, vibration, and possibly airborne particles

Ability to work on a computer

Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis to waist height and above head

Ability to see and analyze product at close range, from a distance, and the ability to adjust focus

Ability to stand, walk, handle, kneel, bend, twist, stoop, climb and descend stairs, communicate with team members

The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant’s consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Primary Location: US-KS-Edwardsville Facility

Work Locations: Edwardsville Facility (4064) 1103 Blake St. Edwardsville, 66111

Job: Operations

Organization: CPG

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night Job

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Standard

Job Posting: Apr 17, 2018, 1:11:43 PM

Req ID: 1800006G