Unloader/Loader Material Handler

  • Posting Date

    October 2, 2018

  • Location

    Virginia Beach

  • Job Type

    Temporary to Permanent

  • Category



A Material Handler loads, unloads, and moves materials within or near plant, yard, or work site, performing any combination of following duties:

  • Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved.
  • Opens containers, using steel cutters, crowbar, claw hammer, or other hand tools.
  • Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand.
  • Loads materials into vehicles and installs strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit, using  .
  • Conveys materials to or from storage or work sites to designated area, using hand truck, electric dolly, wheelbarrow, or other device.
  • Secures lifting attachments to materials and conveys load to destination, using hand-operated crane or hoist, or signals crane or hoisting operators to move load to destination.
  • Lifts heavy objects by hand or using power hoist, and cleans work area, machines, and equipment, using broom, rags, and cleaning compounds, to assist machine operators.
JOB LOCATION: Chesapeake, VA


  • At least 18 years of age
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to regularly lift, carry, push and pull packages up to 70 pounds in weight
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds consecutively
  • Ability to read labels and charts
  • Ability to memorize and carry out instructions
  • Ability to work rapidly for long periods of time
  • Ability to apply plastic wrap around palletized packages from floor level up to 77 inches
  • Ability to apply new learning
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Must have Reliable Transportation