Material Handler (Melrose Park)

Pay: $12.50/hr. with a $0.25 inc. @ 90 days and $1 inc. @ 1 yr.

Shift: Evenings

Days: Must be flexible.

The Material handler is responsible for the distribution of activities that are conducted in accordance with International Standards Organization 9001 while maintaining a safe work environment. This position may be assigned to work in any department as necessary, appropriate training will be conducted.


  • Cross-trains as needed to learn all material handler functions
  • Meets unit quality and productivity metrics
  • Completes paperwork thoroughly and promptly
  • Performs housekeeping tasks to maintain a safe work environment
  • Loads customer merchandise accurately and courteously
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Ability to drive a lift truck, appropriate training will be conducted
  • Ability to read, write, speak English, and understand basic math concepts
  • Ability to work productively and effectively when faced with stressful situations
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to apply appropriate safety procedures and equipment to protect company and customer assets, including personal

protective equipment (i.e., back belt, safety glasses)

  • Ability to work in non-climate controlled environment, where applicable
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work variable and flexible hours, including overtime
  • Ability to be open to change and the ability to effectively implement change quickly
  • Ability to work well with others in a team setting to deliver high performance results
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to be detail oriented and organizational skills
  • Ability to constantly lift, carry, push, or pull up to 50 lbs; occasionally up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to constantly bend, squat, and kneel; occasionally twist, turn, climb, crawl, reach above shoulder, handle and finger objects,

and type using a keyboard; and frequently reach outward, walk, and sit

  • Ability to drive an automatic vehicle


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Less than one year of related experience
  • 18 years of age or older

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Vet.

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Sears Holdings is a major retailer in the United States and Canada with over 2,500 retail stores across North America—including Sears, Kmart, and subsidiary stores. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer and provider of home services, as well as a sales leader in tools, lawn and garden products, fitness equipment, apparel, and home goods.

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