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Johnstone Supply - Corpor Material Handler - Shipping - $15.50/hr in Lancaster, Texas

Johnstone Supply, Inc., the nation’s largest HVACR distribution Cooperative, has a great opportunity for a Material Handler I to join our team. Johnstone has been in business for over 60 years and has grown in to an industry leader with 435 store locations and over $2.5 billion in annual sales. We work with some of the largest companies in the world, including Daikin/Goodman, Honeywell, Emerson, Johnson Controls, and Fujitsu, to provide our customers with world class products, technical expertise, and quality service.

Johnstone Supply is classified as an essential business. Our regular starting pay rate for Material Handler positions is $15.50 per hour, however we have increased our pay by $2.00 per hour through May 1, 2021. The Core hours for this position could be 6:00AM - 2:30PM or 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday - Friday.

At Johnstone Supply, it’s all about Cooperation. Our cooperative spirit is driven by local ownership, supported by a national network, and has fueled our growth. Our Lancaster facility, approximately 150,000 square feet, is a fast-paced operation that provides high level quality service to our South Central membership base. Visit our website, found here ( , for more information about our growing company.

Responsibilities for our Receiving & Shipping departments include:

  • Fills store orders by picking orders according to section number, packing items into cartons and stacking them in a manner that minimizes shipping damage, entering items into scan gun, and completing necessary paperwork.

  • Documents the shipment of hazardous materials by labeling cartons correctly and completing necessary paperwork.

  • Prepares orders for shipment by: preparing trucks for shipments; palletizing and wrapping orders; loading pallets and pieces into trucks; placing packing list in last skid; and completing necessary paperwork.

  • Maintains current department accuracy and efficiency standards and follows department standard operating procedures.

  • Maintains a safe work environment by working in a safe manner, following current Distribution safety rules, and maintaining a clean work area by breaking down cardboard, picking up loose trash or boards, and keeping carts clean.

  • Receives product into the Texas Distribution Center by unloading trucks using forklift, pallet jack, electric pallet jack, or by hand.

  • Ensures shipments received are in good condition and accurate by: inspecting freight for damage and signing freight bills; verifying quantity ordered versus quantity received; checking all shipments against packing lists; and completing necessary paperwork for reimbursements or discrepancies.

  • Ensures all required product has verified bar code labels and human readable Johnstone stock numbers by scanning products, printing labels, resolving labeling discrepancies, and completing necessary paperwork.

  • Stores checked-in products by stocking picking stock, filling bin boxes, facing cartons, checking for product mixing, and rotating product where needed.

  • Ensures products are readily available to order fillers by: monitoring stock on shelves or bins; replenishing picking stock from reserves; maintaining control of products in reserve stock area; and monitoring "Pull Tickets" and giving priority to Shipping department requests.

  • Maintains current department accuracy and efficiency standards and follows department standard operating procedures.

  • Maintains a safe work environment by working in a safe manner, following current Distribution safety rules, maintaining equipment, and maintaining a clean work area.

Position requirements:

  • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED).

  • 1 to 3 months previous Material Handler/Warehouse experience highly preferred.

  • Ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift up to 70 pounds.

  • Handheld RF Scanner experience a plus.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to drive or learn to drive a forklift and electric pallet jack.

  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.

  • Ability to attend to details.

  • Ability to work with others in a team-based environment.

  • Ability to complete routine paperwork.

  • Desire to support and meet the needs of customers, other employees, and the Cooperative as a whole.

Johnstone Supply is strongly interested in hiring a great candidate that exhibits work behaviors & values that are conducive to building and maintaining a strong and effective company culture. These behaviors include:

  • Customer Focused: Taking the perspective of who we serve into everything we do, anticipating their needs, and responding quickly.

  • Own It: Focus on the goal and show initiative, with a sense of urgency and pride in doing things right the first time.

  • One Team: We win together, with everyone playing their role and leveraging the strengths of the team.

  • Innovate: Embracing and creating positive change to continuously improve and developing competitive, valuable solutions.

  • Engage: Seek out and share information to make sure everyone is fully informed and aware of what they need to know to succeed.

Johnstone offers a competitive wage and benefits that include medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, 401(k) with company matching, PTO after 90 days, and safety shoes voucher. Our commitment to continuous improvement & investment in our people is only matched by our commitment to superior customer experience. If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, apply now.