Material Handler-Shipping/Packaging – DAYS

Basic Function:  Prepares and packages fiber optic cable for shipment, bag/box, and package orders per customer specifications.


Significant Responsibilities:

 Performs specific job responsibilities:

  • Lift, move, sort, or place pallets, boxes and items from bin locations to staging areas, build areas, pallets or crates
  • Securely band and/or wrap pallets and crates in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Loads outgoing shipments on trucks daily
  • Compares data sheet to the picking ticket and accurately records information
  • Ensure inventory and labeling accuracy to be packed, palletized, and shipped
  • Compares information and counts, weights, or measures items for outgoing shipments to verify information against bill of lading or other records
  • Matches address labels to tags on cable and labels correctly; determines if the cable needs a UL label and attaches accordingly
  • Processes small packages through Fed Ex and UPS software
  • Assists in daily team projects as needed; actively participates in quarterly inventories
  • Use a wireless RF device or desktop computer
  • Ensures all shipping supplies are replenished for the next working day; notifying a lead or supervisor if needed
  • Performs daily safety checklist if using a forklift
  • Lock all bay doors (both sides), place RF devices onto charging batteries, chain/lock all pallet jacks and hand carts when closing the shift and before leaving for the day

Promotes OCC’s service excellence and quality. Provides excellent service to customers; builds strong relationships and team cohesiveness; focuses on quality and positive solutions; communicates respectfully; demonstrates compassion and understanding in response to customer requests/needs.

Champions OCC’s mission, vision, and values (as detailed in our 15 Essential Points of Success); complies with policies and procedures, ethical standards, and Code of Conduct.


Job Scope:

  •  Works as a team member to organize and stage outgoing freight for carriers to pick up daily
  • Communicates with other departments daily to solve problems
  • Uses good judgment to minimize mistakes of shipping orders to the wrong customers
  • Proper use of equipment, including but not limited to the following; safety glasses, sit-down forklift, 2-wheeled cart, nail gun, hand saw, and pallet jack


Minimum Qualifications Required:

Education:  High school diploma or GED

Experience: 1-year experience in Shipping preferred   

Essential Skills, Abilities & Knowledge: 

Computer and organizational skills with the ability to properly package, inspect, and ship products.  Ability to read and follow basic instructions, ability to understand and implement quality procedures.  Math and handwriting skills required and the ability to correctly complete all documentation.  Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.  Pay close attention to detail with the ability to complete assignments accurately and to recognize and help resolve problems.  Ability to operate a forklift.

 Working Conditions:    

While performing this job, the employee must have the ability to stand for long periods as well as the ability to walk, sit, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must have the ability to manually move and lift 50 lbs. regularly and frequently up to and over 100 lbs.  This job requires sight sufficient for significant reading and computer use.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.  This work also requires an individual with hearing sufficient for communication with co-workers and external truck drivers.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions.  Must follow all safety procedures and policies.


Note:  This job description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.


OCC offers a positive work environment driven by 15 Essential Points of Success, which is how OCC aspires to operate and is an integral part of our corporate philosophy and culture.  OCC offers a competitive benefits package to promote health and financial security for you and your family that includes company-sponsored health, dental, and vision plans, Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s), life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, optional supplemental insurance plans; including, critical illness and accident, a 401(k) plan, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), education assistance, and wireless discounts.  Employees are also provided with security options including Healthy Rewards®, Secure Travel®, Will Preparation, and Identity Theft protection as well as generous paid time off and holiday schedules. 


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