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Material Handler - 3rd Shift - Military Veterans

at WestRock

Description & Requirements

WestRock (NYSE :WRK) is a global leader in sustainable paper and packaging solutions. We are materials scientists, packaging designers, mechanical engineers and manufacturing experts with a shared purpose: Innovate Boldly. Package Sustainably. Guided by our values of integrity, respect, accountability and excellence, we use leading science and technology to more fiber-based packaging forward.

GENERAL PURPOSE : Prepare orders for shipment including manual or computerized record keeping and paperwork requirements. Determine the best shipping method to assure timely, cost-effective, undamaged deliveries. Receive incoming shipments according to established procedures.


  • Accurately records material counts to be shipped.
  • Prepares and loads materials in a manner that will ensure safe delivery following job jacket and/or customer packing specifications.
  • Examines incoming shipments, rejects damaged items, records shortages. Responsible for the accuracy of information on packing slips. Notifies appropriate personnel of incoming shipments.
  • Stores received materials in proper storage area or routes to proper department.
  • Stacks the job in a safe and proper manner. Uses hand lift truck to carry pallets.
  • Operates forklift to move or hoist shipments from shipping and receiving platform to storage or work area.
  • Performs job duties in accordance with safety rules.
  • Follows all standard operations procedures, work instructions and current SOP's.
  • Manages time effectively
  • Operates the scale and skid wrapper
  • Loads trucks with proper product for shipment
  • Maintains assigned company vehicle
  • Operates pallet jacks and power walkers
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Six to twelve months' related experience and/or training preferred.
  • Must have the ability to read and write complex instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Must be able to pass a basic reading test.
  • Must pass color vision test.
  • Must have the ability to meet and/or pass the minimum requirement on a mechanical test or have demonstrated mechanical aptitude through prior work experience.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Must have experience in Excel, Outlook, spreadsheets, graphics, scanners, and bar codes.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Must have knowledge of loading techniques.
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed; significant overtime may be required during busy periods.
  • Must have the ability to operate a label machine.
  • Must have the ability to operate the FedEx and UPS meter machines.
  • Must be able to maintain good attendance.
  • Must be able to perform all essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

WestRock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. WestRock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

Hendersonville, NC


“The people of WestRock are what differentiate us in the marketplace and will help us become the premier provider of packaging around the world.” —Steve Voorhees, CEO This is an exciting time at WestRock, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions. We believe that Packaging Matters™ in building trust, influencing purchasing, and educating consumers, and we apply that belief to every project. Our strong foundation of talented, motivated experts provide customers with sustainable paper and packaging solutions around the world. Working together, we have a tremendous opportunity to define our company culture, grow our business and provide long-term solutions for our employees. With such an expansive operation, we can offer you a challenging and rewarding career opportunity.

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