Material Handler/Forklift Operator- job post YAPP USA Automotive Systems, Inc. Gallatin, TN 37066

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Urgently hiring

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Up to $13.75 an hour

Job Type
Number of hires for this role


    • Forklift: 1 year (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Material Handler

Department: Materials

Reports to: Materials Supervisor


*The Material Handler will ensure the Production Department is supplied with the required materials to manufacture products.

They will also contribute to a work environment where fairness, equality and non-discriminatory practices are the standard.

*Essential Functions
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must have and maintain a valid forklift license and promote safe driving practices.
  • Performs physical tasks to transport or store materials within the production area.
  • Performs a daily visual inspection of the general condition of the forklift, and fills out a daily forklift inspection sheet.
  • Be proactive to keep downtime relating to “waiting for a forklift” to zero minutes.
  • Anticipate production needs and have replacement items available so that no downtime is incurred.
  • Responsible to ensure FIFO (First-In-First-Out) is used in all areas of the plant.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently, problem solving, and troubleshooting within the department.
  • Responsible to ensure that his/her work area is clean and safe for himself/herself and others.
  • Responsible to make recommendations to continuously improve YAPP USA Automotive Systems, Inc. capabilities.
  • All accidents (person, product, or property related) must be reported to your direct supervisor immediately. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Must follow all safety practices, including wearing the proper PPE.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Problem Solving/Analytical
  • Attendance/Punctuality
  • Dependability
  • Communication Proficiency, written and oral
  • Objectivity

*Supervisory Responsibility
*There are no supervisory responsibilities.

*Work Environment
*This job operates in a manufacturing environment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

*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.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to grasp small items, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance.

*Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
*The Material Handler positions are staffed on all shifts with days and hours to be determined by shift. Working overtime or/on weekends may be required as necessary.

*Travel is not expected.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to obtain a Forklift license

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 1 – 3 years of experience in material handling
  • Some computer knowledge or experience
  • Knowledge and experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge and experience with KanBan Inventory System.
  • Understanding FIFO (First-In-First-Out)) Principles
  • Understanding of customer satisfaction and requirements including customer supply

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Adaptability to change and handle multiple priorities
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Good Communication Skills, both written and oral
  • Planning/Organizational Skills
  • Good Safety Record
  • Teamwork

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

  • Must have valid working documents to work in the United States.

*AAP/EEO Statement
*To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. Employment decisions at YAPP USA Automotive Systems, Inc. will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Employment decisions shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination or harassment in the workplace. YAPP USA Automotive Systems, Inc. does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, weight, height, familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

*Other Duties
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to $13.75 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Forklift: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Job Duties:

  • Load and unload trucks
  • Move and stack materials
  • Keep production lines supplied with empty containers and packaging materials as needed
  • Rotate floor stock
  • General housekeeping duties in the warehouse or production area and duties as assigned
  • Follow current good warehousing practice
  • Perform proper forklift inspections and follow forklift operating guidelines and procedures

Equipment Used:

  • Forklift
  • pallet jack
  • dollies

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Work Remotely:

  • No

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