Material Handler (Forklift Operator) Trainee

Milwaukee Valve   Prairie Du Sac, WI   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on November 11, 2022

Milwaukee Valve Company is looking for 1st & 2nd Shift Material Handler Trainees to join our Prairie Du Sac, WI team in Departments 301 & 030. These positions have a starting hourly wage of $16.83 + a 3.5% shift premium on 2nd Shift.

*This position is eligible for a $1,000-$2,000 sign-on bonus. The first half is payable after successful completion of the orientation period and the second half is payable after one year of employment.*

The regularly scheduled hours for this position are 7:00AM - 3:30PM or 3:30PM-12:00AM, Monday through Friday. Overtime may become a possibility or even required. When working overtime, the regularly scheduled shift is adjusted by 1-2 hours at either the beginning or end of the regularly scheduled shift. Overtime may also be requested or mandatory on Saturday as well.

All offers of employment made by Milwaukee Valve are contingent upon successfully completing our required drug screen and physical capabilities tests.

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Established in 1901, Milwaukee Valve manufactures valves for a variety of industries including Industrial, Commercial, Fire Protection, Marine and the dry bulk hauling industries. Our products have been installed on every U.S. Navy ship built for the last 50 years.

Our heritage, our people, and our passion is to be the best, and Milwaukee Valve is proud of its engineering excellence and its employees who take pride and dedication in their work. In return, Milwaukee Valve offers an excellent benefit package, competitive wages, and promotional opportunities including Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance options, Flex Spending, 401K with employer match, tuition assistance, paid time off, and shift premiums. For more information please visit:

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Summary - The Material Handler Trainee will be responsible for learning the safe operation of material handling equipment, the transporting of various materials and containers that will be in a variety of sizes, shapes, weights, conditions and degree of difficulty for transporting. Individual will demonstrate accuracy in work and record keeping. Other primary responsibilities may include but not limited to the operation of: Parts Washers, Floor Scrubber/Sweeper and other processing equipment. Use of mobile stairs, scales, hoist and working at heights may be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to which competency will be measured include the following and are required for possible advancement:

  • Demonstrates safe operation of material handling equipment. Ability to comprehend verbal/written instructions.
  • Demonstrates accuracy in work and record keeping. Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates good organizational skills.
  • Must be able to adapt to changing work conditions.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of work area and equipment in a prescribed manner. Required to work scheduled annual inventory days.
  • All work subject to final inspection.

These skill sets will be assessed on or before 90 days for advancement or release. Other duties may be assigned.

Additional Requirements - To perform the job successfully, an individual will demonstrate the following requirements and competencies.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in allotted time; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and ready to begin working at his/her workstation at their scheduled time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.

Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience - High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Language Skills - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. The ability to communicate effectively.

Mathematical Skills - Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Reasoning Ability - Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. The ability to deal with problems that arise in standard situations.

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.

Stand or walk 100% of the shift. Frequent bending and lifting 30-40 lb. unassisted and up to 70lbs occasionally with or without assistance.

Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is maybe exposed to moving mechanical parts; heights, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Milwaukee Valve

1075 Water St
Prairie Du Sac , WI
https://www.milwaukeevalve.com/