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Material Handler in Brooklyn, NY at Irby

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

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Job Description

Material Handler


Irby is one of the largest electrical distribution companies in the United States, with nearly $1 Billion in annual sales and over 900 employees across more than 60 branches in 25 states. 

Irby is also part of the Sonepar family of operating companies, consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.

Job Summary:
The ideal candidate will perform warehouse duties related to shipping, receiving, inspecting, storing, issuing and delivering a variety of materials, equipment and supplies.

This position is for a 3-year project in Greenpoint, NY.  The ideal candidate will perform manual and clerical duties related to shipping, receiving, inspecting, storing, issuing and delivering a variety of materials, equipment and supplies.



  • Ability to load, unload, and move materials within or near work site to designated area per Sales Ticket
  • Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved
  • Packages merchandise for shipment by common carrier
  • Loads materials into vehicles and installs strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit
  • Attaches identifying tag or labels to materials or marks information on cases, bales, or other containers
  • Lifts heavy objects by hand or with power hoist, and cleans work area, machines, and equipment to assist machine operators
  • Learn to safely operate all the necessary equipment in work area
  • Counts, weighs or measures incoming or outgoing items to compare identifying information and variety against bills of lading, invoices, orders or other records; examines incoming shipments for damage or shortages and corresponds with shipper to rectify; completes paperwork or forms required for documentation
  • Operates material handling equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks or dollies to move stock or reorganize storage
  • Ensures proper documentation and package marking with appropriate placards when moving hazardous materials


  • 2+ years warehouse experience required
  • Ability to operate forklift or other materials handling equipment
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment preferred
  • Skill in lifting heavy packages and objects, ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • High School Diploma required. Some college or vocational school experience helpful


We offer a competitive salary; outstanding benefits package and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognized your achievements.
EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

Business Unit: Irby


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