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Title:  Lead Material Handler


Willow Springs, IL, US, 60480

Company:  Univar Solutions USA Inc
Requisition ID:  24290

As a valued Univar Solutions employee, you understand that we are more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 10,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. We’re thrilled that you are exploring opportunities where your actions will make a positive difference every day.  We look forward to building a strong future together.



Primary Purpose:


Direct the activities involved in the efficient operation of the warehouse and delivery service.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provides services for the prompt and accurate filling, packing, and shipping of customer orders.
  • Provides for the efficient receiving, marking, and stocking of merchandise; ensures the maintenance and protection of warehouse stocks, supplies, and equipment.
  • Ensures compliance with all state and Federal labeling and shipping laws and regulations on merchandise shipped from warehouse.
  • Maintains and controls the requisitioning of warehouse supply items and equipment.
  • Directs the Company's fire and safety programs for all warehouse employees according to established policy and practice.
  • Assists in the recruitment and hiring of warehouse personnel; ensure orientation and training in the proper methods for performing warehouse duties.
  • Inspects and checks warehouse equipment and facilities to ensure that all equipment is in good operating condition.
  • Recommends new methods and procedures in warehouse activities.


Problem Solving:


Routine:  Assuring quality of blended products, accuracy of weight/quantity of repackaged products, accuracy and promptness of filling orders, cleanliness of warehouse and product.


Decision-Making Authority:

Limited to use of company equipment and compliance with all company policies, rule and guidelines.  Assist with scheduling workload of others.


Supervisory Responsibility:

Train, and lead others.


Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Must be able to work under Company policies where experience and independent judgment are needed.
  • Should be familiar with the office paper flow, operations of each department, particular products and their handling problems, and knowledge of all departments within the warehouse.
  • Knowledge of cGMP requirements as it pertains to FDARP as applicable to the facility
  • Must be able to work with and motivate others.
  • Ability to operate an industrial powered lift truck or forklift according to company procedures and governmental regulations
  • Ability to use and maintain respiratory protection equipment
  • Ability to learn proper methods for handling hazardous materials and wastes, with training



  • High School Diploma, or GED with additional schooling or equivalent business experience.
  • Should have 3 to 5 years of experience with the Company.
  • Ability to read, write, count and understand and speak English


Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions:

  • The physical ability to lift and carry at least 100 lb. net bags for short distances
  • The physical ability to tilt back or break 800 lb. net drums onto a dolly
  • The physical ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Test negative on the company’s drug tests
  • Exposure to fumes, dirt, noise and hazardous chemicals on a daily basis.  May require safety equipment and/or precautions.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago