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Title:  Material Handler


Cartaret, NJ, US, 07008

Company:  Nexeo Solutions Union
Requisition ID:  10661

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 



Position Location: Carteret, NJ


Position Summary:

The Material Handler is required to unload inbound package inventory using a forklift, hook up the proper hoses and tanks to offload inbound bulk inventory, put the packaged inventory away in the warehouse, if needed, breakdown the pallet and put away the inventory by hand. The position will assist with the picking of and staging of packaged orders, the filling of drums and totes.  Perform tasks safely and in a manner consistent with Univar Solutions procedures. Communicates information effectively to internal Univar Solutions team members and external customers in a professional manner which contributes to servicing the customer and collaboration.


Position Responsibilities: 

  • Perform required pre-use inspections of equipment and provide required reports.
  • Monitor hours of service accurately.
  • Maintain and protect all company property entrusted to you in excellent condition.
  • During loading and unloading of truck process check weights of shipment and monitor distribution weight to legal road limits. 
  • Check material for damage and quantity discrepancies. 
  • Engage appropriate Univar Solutions team member if any discrepancies exist.
  • Pick up empty or partially empty drums, totes. Review paperwork to ensure transport of material is authorized and in compliance.
  • Operate fork lift to pick material, store and stage material.
  • Bulk off load material from either bulk tank trucks or rail cars.
  • Operate drum line and drum material to meet Univar Solutions and customer specifications. Ensure proper labeling of material.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned to support and improve the overall team operations (e.g. warehouse clean up).
  • Attend and participate in training meetings.
  • Perform duties and tasks in a manner consistent with the Business
  • Responsibilities of a Univar Solutions employee.


Position Qualifications: 

  • Frequently be able to lift, pull or push 50 lbs.  Occasionally may be pushing or pulling fully stacked pallet on pallet jack
  • Frequently must be able to ascend and descend ladder to vent bulk tanks.
  • Frequently must be able to kneel or crouch to inspect vehicle.
  • Continuously must be able to position and connect hoses and detect secure and proper fittings for bulk loading and unloading.
  • Be able to communicate information essential to accurate receipt and shipment of material to customers. Hear warning facility or warning signals to maintain safe clearing from moving vehicles (e.g. backing).
  • Continuously be able to identify warehouse layout and assess clearance between objects. Ability to see warning signals.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand and apply instructions in the English language.
  • Must be able to understand and comply all laws governing the trucking and warehousing industries.


Equipment Used:

  • Information System: At Roads; People Net,   
  • Vehicle Types: Tractor trailer, tanker, straight truck, hybrid
  • Hoses: 2-inch and 3-inch chemical galvanized caged hoses with carbon steel
  • fittings. Hoses weigh approximately seven pounds per foot and vary from five to twenty foot lengths. Hoses used daily at an average of two hours per day.
  • Pumps:  Blackmer 3 -inch used an average of seven hours per day; 1 inch Sandpiper air pump used an average of 45 minutes per week 2 inch Westinghouse Lifeline T three horsepower pump used approximately two hours per week. 
  • Material Movement: Forklifts eight hours per shift with drum pickers seven hours per shift. 



Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more


Issues applying?  Send questions/ resumes to:  [email protected]

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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