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Maintenance Material Handler - Nights in West Liberty, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 9/11/2019

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Job Reference Code: 007284-West Liberty



About West Liberty Foods

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys — a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.

West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment! 

We are currently hiring for a Maintenance Material Handler for our night crew for our West Liberty, Iowa facility.

Job Summary: 

Maintenance Material Handler is responsible for shipping and receiving of all parts and other items delivered to West Liberty Foods, proper distribution of these items, and cataloging and storing the parts received in compliance with WLF policies.  Inventory Control Clerk is also responsible for dispatching process for the maintenance department.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain parts inventories.
  • Receive and locate incoming parts.
  • Sign out outgoing parts.
  • Manage repairs at their assigned crib.
  • Gather manufacturing information on inventory items.
  • Create and route requisitions as well as create PO’s as needed.
  • Issue inventory items to work orders.
  • Operate the dispatch systems which create real time data and work order/labor      accountability.
  • Research part usage and issue history.
  • Account for all tools/radios, etc. checked out from the tool crib to ensure they are returned.
  • Perform 5S audits on the tool crib area.
  • Perform safety audits on the tool crib and interstitial spaces.
  • Work with vendors for quotes and availability on past due parts.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 6 months of related experience preferred.
  • Ability to perform basic math.
  • Must be able to problem solve.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Basic computer skills including Google Suite and L2L.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.  Schedules are 12 hour shifts rotating 4 days one week and 3 days the 2nd week and every other weekend.
  • Must be able to adjust quickly to changing demands.
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision.
  • Experience with inventory management software is preferred.
  • Must be able to become forklift and pallet jack certified.  Experience in operating is preferred.
  • Candidates must successfully pass post-offer/pre-employment drug test and background screen.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 


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