Material Handler

GlaxoSmithKline is hiring a Material Handler.

Basic qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • 1 – 5 years experience in a production environment
  • Ability to lift 5-25 lbs. frequently and occasionally lift drums, bags and cases weighing up to 50 lbs.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Technical schooling preferred
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work and succeed in a team environment
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills
  • Team oriented and flexible, able to adapt to changing assignments
  • Highly motivated and self-driven with a desire to continuously improve own skill set. Able to function productively with minimal supervision.
  • Good organizational skills and interest in project management
  • Ability to operate computer applications preferred.
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to operate work saver and stand up sit down fork truck


At GlaxoSmithKline, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. As the world's largest manufacturer of over-the-counter products, reaching more than 1 billion consumers, GSK’s Consumer Healthcare business is on an exciting journey. We're passionate about building the world’s best fast-moving consumer healthcare company with a focus on quality, backed by science.

Our Consumer Healthcare facility in St. Louis, MO proudly manufactures household names such as TUMS, OsCal, and Citrucel. We're proud of our heritage and success in the St. Louis... and our impact on consumers’ lives around the world.

The purpose of the manufacturing material handler is to support the manufacturing and packaging departments primarily through transportation of raw materials and tableted product. The manufacturing material handler also supports manufacturing through filling blending dumps stations, pre-weigh intermediate containers, and screening of stearate products, as well as other duties as assigned.

  • Ensure quality and compliance in accordance with established procedures and standards of the Quality System.
  • Comply with and support the GSK Environmental, Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Locate finished tablets bins and correctly stage and issue bins as needed to support packaging department. Locate and transport raw materials to floors as needed. Collect, transport, and cleanout empty bins. Support the removal of trash and waste on an as needed basis. Fill blending dump stations as required. Fill preweigh intermediate bulk containers as required.
  • Operate work savers and standup/sit down lift trucks. Utilize man lifts.
  • Follow the daily production schedule. Use PRISM for raw material information and, bin inventory report.
  • Report all safety accidents, near misses, property damage and hazards immediately. Act as an advocate of the EHS program. Execute quarterly safety audits when instructed.
  • Proactively support all associates on use of elevators, fork trucks and all use of material handling equipment. Become a trainer on material handling equipment and train associates.
  • Support line performance, working closely with team associates for achievement of line standards. Assist line changeovers, which include cleaning, disassembly, and re-assembly of line equipment, parts storage, bin washing and equipment movement.
  • Perform preventive maintenance in order to sustain department performance and housekeeping standards. Perform housekeeping work orders as directed.
  • Complete all documentation monitoring Right First Time results and related Key Performance Indicators
  • Work as a High Performance Team member supporting all aspects of team performance. Work on Cross Functional Teams as required.
  • Comply with all operational safety, process safety, environmental permits, Quality policies, procedures and training requirements.

Contact information:

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