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Material Handler (6:00 AM - 2:30 PM)

Location: New Berlin
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA

Improving food and health for more than 1 billion people every day requires dedicated teamwork. Join us!

At Chr. Hansen we work to improve food and health, and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day.

For this to come true we operate integrated global production and supply chain networks using sophisticated technologies and processes. Automation, robotics and IT systems are key components but the key ingredient is efficient people teams focused on delivering to our customers. As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living, sustainable agriculture – and we need the smartest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

What we offer you?

Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while working for a global market leader.

Our employees are regarded as the most valuable asset of Chr. Hansen. We want to create a friendly and non-hierarchical work atmosphere, where our people feel fully engaged in your daily work. No matter which of our operations sites you based at, you will experience an agile organization with a short way from idea to implementation. Chr. Hansen offers an inspiring work environment where respect and teamwork are always the top priorities.

Since 1874, we have been at the forefront of innovation by constantly optimizing methods for our production, as well as the work condition for operations. We are proud to promote a safe work environment and a collaborative culture full of passion to make a difference.

General Summary

This position works under general supervision and is primarily responsible for loading, unloading and moving materials and finished products within warehouse and pack orders to ensure timely, accurate delivery of customer requests.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Read work order or follow oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved.
  • Load and unload materials onto or form pallets, tubs, racks and shelves.
  • Load materials into vehicles; inspect vehicles for proper shipping conditions.
  • Unload materials from vehicles, inspect deliveries and shipments for accuracy and damage and prepare proper documents.
  • Locate stock. Count, weigh and record number of units of material moved, handled, or shipped. Prep materials for shipment by palletizing, banding, wrapping and labeling shipments. Pick and package finished products per work orders.
  • Enter data in SAP, update records and file documents, electronically and manually, and prepare/distribute reports, as required.
  • Maintain clean area by sweeping or mopping. Comply with all departmental safety and sanitation requirements.
  • Convey materials to proper storage area. Rotate stock as needed. Optimize space utilization.
  • Operator industrial trucks or electric hoists to assist in loading or moving materials and products. Perform PM to lift equipment.
  • Maintain proper temperature for products.
  • Responsible for cycle counting program/inventory control.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Ability to operate industrial trucks or electric hoists to assist in loading or moving materials.
  • Possess basic computer skills to navigate in email and data systems.
  • Knowledge of GMP, safety, sanitation and Hazardous Materials per DOT requirements.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from drivers, other production-related departments (i.e. Customer Service) and co-workers in a tactful manner.
  • Ability to use a calculator to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, including conversions to metric weight.
  • These characteristics are normally acquired through a High School Diploma or GED with at least six months of related material handling experience.
  • Working Conditions

    Working environment is a warehouse and includes frequent exposures to warm/cold and loud conditions, moving forklifts. Occasionally comes in contact with fumes or airborne particles, caustic chemicals, extremely cold (freezer storage) or outdoor conditions. A company issued uniform is required to be worn along with required personal protective equipment at all times. This can include coveralls, dust mask, hearing protection, hair/beard net, safety glasses, gloves, and safety shoes. Work may occur into and out of small rooms with air lock compliance to avoid interdepartmental contamination.

    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb or balance, scoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk to hear, and use foot/feet to operate machines. Must be able to lift and/or move 50lbs and occasionally up to 100lbs. (assisted). This included repetitive bending and lifting of items to stack or dump. Must be able to work under hot or cool, wet and sometimes-dusty and loud conditions, dust mask, coveralls and/or hearing protection may be required. Strick compliance to “air lock” rules to avoid interdepartmental contamination. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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    About Chr. Hansen

    Chr. Hansen is a leading, global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. We develop and produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements and even animal feed and plant protection. We have been delivering value to our partners – and, ultimately, end consumers worldwide – for over 140 years. We are proud that more than one billion people consume products containing our natural ingredients every day.

    Social responsibility is an integral part of Chr. Hansen’s vision to improve food and health. In 2019 Chr. Hansen was ranked as theWorld’s Most Sustainable Company by Corporate Knights thanks to our strong sustainability efforts, our talented employees and the many collaborative partnerships that we have with our customers.

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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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