The Weir Group PLC

  • Distribution/Warehouse Associate 2nd Shift

    Job ID 2018-19968
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/9/2019 3:30 PM)
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  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.






    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Distribution/Warehouse Associate

    At Weir Minerals Madison we are looking for people who: Think Safety First, Delight our Customers, Deliver Quality, Do the Right Thing, Explore and Innovate.

    Does this sound like you?

    Our distribution center is looking for a few individuals who will embody our Vision!

    This is not your typical distribution center; we support both internal and external customers.

    Every day will be a new exciting challenge! One day you might be building crates to ship out pumps, the next day you may be picking parts from the warehouse for our internal customers, another day you might be working in receiving, you will never be bored.

    As a Distribution Center/Warehouse Associate you are:

    • Responsible for the physical movement, by hand or with equipment, of our pumps and accessories that is delivered to our internal and external customers.
    • Receive large amounts of merchandise on container trucks for storage, breakdown and distribution.
    • As part of a team, unload trucks, verify shipping/receiving paperwork, and store goods in correct locations.
    • Assure quality standards are met as we prepare and stage merchandise for delivery.
    • Accurately redistribute goods from storage onto trucks for delivery and respect that our customers expect high quality products in excellent condition.
    • Demonstrate care in our procedures and support our friendly and safety centered environment.


    • Successful Distribution Center Associates have a High School diploma or equivalent and 1-3 years successful work experience (warehouse environment preferred).
    • Good communication skills and able to read invoices and use computers to look up information.
    • Use a hand truck, understand assemblies and correctly operate small power tools.
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted.
    • Able to obtain and maintain Fork Lift training and certification.
    • Able to complete and clear our pre-employment physical, background drug screenings.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Load/unload trucks, inside and outside, using pallet jacks, powered industrial trucks or overhead jib cranes, in a manner preventing damage and in compliance with good safety practices 
    • Locate and pull parts of various sizes and materials to fill machining, assembly, and customer orders, in accordance with warehouse inventory management system and current distribution procedures
    • Stock shelves, racks, or ground locations and store parts in their proper location according to warehouse inventory management system and current distribution procedures 
    • Stock parts in a safe and neat manner, bearing in mind size/weight limitations
    • Accurately perform all paperwork/data entry functions associated with shipping/receiving/material handling procedures
    • Properly prepare product being shipped, whether packaged in box, on a skid, or in a crate based on size, bulk, and quantity, keeping in mind safety, weight, size, potential damage, and customer domestic/export requirements
    • Perform daily maintenance and housekeeping of equipment and work areas including all designated distribution storage locations, keeping safety in mind at all times
    • Assist in the development of improved methods and procedures with regard to all areas of responsibility
    • Regular and reliable attendance is key to performance of this job
    • Attend department, employee, safety, and training meetings as required
    • Comply with all Distribution Department and Company policies, procedures, and programs
    • Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments
    • Keep team manager and team leader aware of pertinent issues and information warranting their knowledge, action and/or resolution
    • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations
    • Maintain departmental housekeeping standards 
    • Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Six months shipping and receiving experience in a distribution /manufacturing environment. Previous operation of industrial powered trucks is preferred.  Ability to operate all powered industrial truck equipment such as forklift, Raymond, and yard crane; and all other equipment associated with Distribution, such as carpentry tools, hand tools, overhead and jib cranes, lifting chains and slings, pneumatic air hammers, power hand saws, pneumatic stapler, etc. in a safe and efficient manner.


    Language Skills:

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.



    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to create and interpret bar graphs.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Computer Skills:

    Ability to operate a variety of standard business machines, such as computer and job related software (Microsoft Office & Lotus Notes), telephone, fax, photocopier, etc. 


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    Requires a valid driver’s license.  Licensed in forklift, Crown, and Overhead Crane.


    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 regularly required to use hands to finger, handle and touch objects, talk, or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, or smell. The employee is frequently required to lift up 10 to 45#.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts,  in high, precarious places, in outside weather conditions, and in darkness or poor lighting. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid non-weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, and sudden temperature changes. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

    Core Competencies

    Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


    Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.


    Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


    Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


    Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


    Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


    Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


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