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Novolex is one of North America’s leaders in packaging choice and sustainability; serving retail, grocery, food service, hospitality, institutional and industrial markets. Novolex’s packaging brands are leaders in the markets they serve due to their innovation, diversity of products, and dedication to sustainability and quality embraced by the nearly 10,000 Novolex families. With the acquisition of Zenith Specialty Bags, now part of Bagcraft, Novolex has 61 locations worldwide, including two world class plastic recycling facilities.

The family of historic Novolex brands includes Hilex Poly®, Duro Bag®, Bagcraft® Packaging,  De Luxe®Packaging, General Packaging® Products, International Converter®, Shields, Heritage Bag® , Burrows Packaging™ , Waddington North America™ , Polar Pak™ , Waddington Europe™ , and Eco Products®. Each of the Novolex brands brings a unique sustainability and product story in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications. The Novolex brands are unified by four common values: Manufacturing Innovation and Quality, Service, Packaging Choice, and Sustainability.

 

MATERIAL HANDLER - WAREHOUSE

Vancouver, WA

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Load, unload, move, and track raw materials and/or finished goods in compliance with Safety Programs and Quality Assurance Systems to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.    

 

QUALIFICATIONS

At least one year experience in warehouse or distribution center; experience in a manufacturing environment is strongly preferred.

Commitment to an accident-free and drug-free workplace.

Quality-conscious, oriented to excellence.

Strong work ethic evidenced by enthusiasm, positive attitude, and high energy level. 

Well-developed problem-solving skills; creative, out-of-the-box thinker.

Record of dependability & reliability. 

Willingness to work overtime as needed. 

 

EDUCATION

A High School Diploma or GED is required.   

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Pull, transport, & stage product per designated procedure for both truckload and multi-stop loads.

Unload, stage, and receive RO Finished Goods and/or Manufactured Finished Goods

Unload, stage, and receive Raw Materials

Transfer Raw Materials, Production Supplies, and MRO Supplies to designated production area

Complete accurate inventory transactions for movement of all Raw Materials, Finished Goods, RO Finished Goods, and Manufactured Finished Goods

Collect recyclable and non-recyclable waste from production areas; dispose of waste per designated procedure

Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.

Complete assigned duties in compliance with company policies & procedures. 

Actively engage in safety programs.    

Assist other team members as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned or needed.  

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/COMPETENCIES

Ability to pass certification for all necessary mobile equipment including forklift, clamp truck, etc.

Ability to complete computer based training that requires basic computer skills.   

Ability to work varying shifts, extended hours, weekends, and holidays.  

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers.

Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. 

Ability to follow verbal and written work instructions.   

Ability to accurately complete basic math calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

 

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, climb, squat & stoop; reach with hands and arms; and use hands and fingers to feel, handle, push/pull levers & buttons, and operate various tools.   

The employee must repeatedly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The work is performed in a manufacturing setting. The noise level in the work environment is loud and requires the use of PPE for hearing conservation.  Additional PPE required includes safety glasses and safety-toe footwear.  Hygiene requirements include the use of hairnets and beard nets. 

 

NOTE:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

About the Company

  • Novolex™ is North America’s leader in packaging choice and sustainability.
  • The leadership of Novolex’s packaging brands sprouts from innovation, a diversity of products and markets, and a dedication to sustainability and quality.
  • The family of historic Novolex™ brands includes Bagcraft® Packaging, Hilex Poly®, Fortune Plastics®, Duro Bag®, De Luxe® Packaging, Novolex Custom Film & Bag™, International Converter®, General Packaging® Products, and Heritage Bag®.
  • Each of the Novolex™ brands brings a unique sustainability and product story in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications. The Novolex™ brands are unified by four common values: Manufacturing Innovation and Quality; Service; Packaging Choice; and Sustainability.
  • Novolex™ is headquartered in Hartsville, SC and has 40 manufacturing facilities strategically located across North America, including the worlds’ largest closed loop plastic bag recycling plant located in Indiana.  The company has over 6,000 employees in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
  • Novolex™ focuses on customers within the retail, grocery, convenience store, deli, food service, hospitality, institutional, processor and industrial markets. The Novolex™ product portfolio and our engineered solutions are designed to meet customer packaging application needs in the areas of food contact, customer experience, resale items, checkout systems, can liners and packaging operations.
  • The company rebranded under the name Novolex™ in November 2014.  The change signifies a number of great companies coming together under a new name focused on delivering value to our customers, suppliers and employees through broader product categories and markets. Novolex’s family of packaging brands creates value and synergies by covering the full spectrum of retailer and institutional companies packaging requirements.
  • The Novolex™ name is based on the Latin “NOVO” for new and “LEX” a tip of the hat to Hilex Poly, the first brand to become part of the family.  The blue and red of our logo represents the integration of both paper and plastic into our sustainability platform with red and blue being the legacy corporate colors of Hilex Poly® and Duro Bag® respectively.

 

Our Mission

  • Novolex’s™ mission is to continue a tradition of leadership established by our historic brands in the areas of packaging choice, customer service, manufacturing innovation, quality, and sustainability.

 

Our Vision Statement

  • To be a leading provider of packaging solutions that are environmentally friendly, create value for the customer and Novolex™, have excellent quality, and provide superior service.
  • We want to accomplish this with an entrepreneurial culture which drives operational excellence and proactively creates ecological solutions.

 

Our Environmental Mission
Novolex's sustainability goal is to establish a viable environmental program and product line that:

  • Reduces the impact of plastic and paper on the environment through recycling and increased recycled content
  • Sets a high standard of industry leadership and corporate citizenship
  • Creates meaningful benefits for the environment and the community
  • Facilitates environmental action by retailers and the community

 

For more information on Novolex™, visit our website at: www.novolex.com

 

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

 

 

City:  Vancouver
State:  WA