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Bilingual (English and Spanish) Material Handler Forklift Operator

Georgia Expo Manufacturing Corp

This is a Contract position in Suwanee, GA posted November 9, 2021.

Job Description Position Summary : As a Material Handler for Georgia Expo, you will be responsible for assessing material requirements on the floor, selecting product from various locations in the warehouse, and delivering to specific department production work stations. You will be required to operate various types of warehouse equipment (pallet jacks and forklifts) in a fast pace environment with heavy and continuous lifting. You will also work closely with your department and Production Supervisor. Areas of Responsibility : Safety and Operations Ensure that production area is clean, neat, and orderly including removal of debris from work stations, cleaning of the floor, maintaining clean and clear walk-ways, etc. Perform basic and preventative maintenance on machines in Sewing Department. Act a representative for Sewing Department at monthly safety meetings. Follow all Georgia Expo safety procedures and policies. Follow proper lifting safety procedures at all times. Safely operate forklift equipment including daily inspections and proactive problem recognition. Actively participate in ongoing product, policy, and any other company training. In the event of a Sewing Supervisor absence, work with the Plant Manager to ensure efficient and proper Sewing Department operations. Demonstrate a professional and respectful demeanor in all workplace interactions. Act as a representative of the Sewing Department and Georgia Expo through work ethic and excellent service. Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment as assigned. Material Handling · Review orders to ensure proper prioritization of work each day and throughout the day to accommodate for rush orders. · Continuously monitor production needs in order to proactively supply materials to work stations. · Setup work stations for the next day production. All work stations should be ready to begin immediately each day without delay. · Communicate with Production Supervisor concerning material issues, quality lapses, or safety concerns immediately. · Communicate with Production Associates to determine material-related needs. · Properly maintain inventory system for fabric and other materials. Properly stock and restock materials in appropriate location to allow for efficient retrieval and counts. · Work with the Shipping Department to prepare rolls of fabric for shipment. · Match and select dye lots to meet various customer and/or Sales requests. Detect and report defective materials or questionable conditions to the Sewing Supervisor. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Plant Manager. Skill Requirements : · Above average bilingual communication skills (Spanish/English) strongly preferred. · Able to work in a fast paced environment with deadlines and production goals. · Able to perform repetitive tasks and have the ability to lift up to 70lbs regularly. · Must be able to identify full spectrum of colors and evaluate different dye lots for color accuracy. · Knowledge of quality and inventory control practices and procedures. · Excellent attention to detail and accuracy. · Must be self-motivated and energetic. · Able to interpret and fulfill production orders using reading and math skills. · Able to follow instructions and adhere to procedures. · Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Experience and Education Requirements : · 2-3 years of forklift (sit down) experience required. · Previous manufacturing or production warehouse experience preferred. · Bi-Lingual in English and Spanish required. · High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate) preferred, but not required. Physical Requirements : · Ability to walk or stand for up to 8 hours. Company Description The Company Located in Suwanee, GA, Georgia Expo is the largest provider of Pipe & Drape, as well as other exhibition equipment in the United States. Georgia Expo services customers throughout the United States and Canada. We sell all types of exhibition products including Pipe, Drape, Back Wall, Room Partitions, Room Dividers, Table Skirting, Stage Skirting, Expo Tables, Crowd Control Stanchions, Easels, Disposable Waste Containers, Storage Solutions and more We are known for our outstanding quality, hard to beat prices, and exceptional customer service. The Industry The beautiful thing about Pipe and Drape is that its uses are limited only by your imagination. Our customers range across all industries and include anyone that has an event or room to decorate, organize, or define space in. Although our dedication to being a service provider and relationship builder leads us to prefer to make long-term friends over customers, we sell to all sorts of industries: Trade Show Decorators / Service Contracts Party Rental Companies Event and Wedding Planners Catering and Reception Halls Conventions and Civic Centers Parks and Recreation Colleges and Universities Churches and Community Centers B2B State Fairs and Festivals Audio Visual and Production Companies Georgia Expo is an equal opportunity employer and Drug Free Workplace. www.georgiaexpo.com


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