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Material Handler - 1st Shift

Company: McCormick
Location: Gretna
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. Zatarain's, a leader in New Orleans cuisine owned by McCormick, is seeking a 1st Shift Material Handler at it's facility located in Gretna, Louisiana.

With $4 billion in annual sales, McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and food service businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better---. To learn more please visit us at

As an employer recognized for our exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick & Co., Inc. offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which address the needs of employees and their families. Zatarain's benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), defined contribution plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

The Material Handler position exists to support production by receiving and/or transporting raw materials and packaging materials to specified areas. The individual will perform general material handling functions using forklift equipment. The environment includes indoor work, with exposure to forklift fumes and spice orders. In addition, individuals must work well with others in a supportive team environment in order to meet material handling quality and quality standards.

Essential Functions:

* Transport raw materials or packaging materials to specified areas for use and return them to their proper locations.
* Receives delivery of raw materials and performs required inventory control transactions.
* Complete and process required inventory control transactions according to company/department standards including scanning and printing tickets with barcode equipment.
* Process return, if excess material, according to department standards. Includes use of inventory management system (SAP) to adjust quantity in system to update inventory.
* Maintain materials in a manner that facilitates FIFO product rotation.
* Transport/store materials to maintain warehouse and/or production areas in a neat and orderly manner.
* Performs daily housekeeping duties in the production and/or warehouse areas including sweeping, collecting trash and collecting damaged product.
* Work with co-workers to insure effective production and/or warehouse operations to meet all material handling performance standards.
* Operate equipment in a safe manner and insure the equipment is in good working order by checking and reporting equipment problems.
* Follow all safety and Good Manufacturing guidelines.

Other Responsibilities:

* Work in other jobs positions under Materials Management as needed.
* Accurately enters information into the time clock to record cost center changes, time in and time out.


* High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred
* Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds occasionally.
* Must successfully complete material handling safety courses and obtain OSHA certification
* One year production or warehouse experience preferred
* Forklift experience preferred
* Must be familiar with Microsoft Windows
* Must have the ability to read, write and perform simple math calculations.
* Must be able to communicate effectively and work well with others.
* Must be able to work in a dusty environment with strong odors.
* Must be detail oriented and have the ability to follow established procedures.
* Must have common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form.
* Must be able to work overtime on a frequent basis and on weekends as required by scheduling/production demands.

McCormick and Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future.

Keywords: McCormick, New Orleans , Material Handler - 1st Shift, Professions , Gretna, Louisiana

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