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Otter Tail Corporation Receiving Specialist in Lakeville, Minnesota


Company Overview: BTD is a fast growing metalworking company. We provide custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands. Our 1100+ employees work from four facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeast. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our clients the best value possible. We are also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.

Summary: In a manufacturing environment, performs moderately difficult to difficult material handling activities. Assist other departments and coworkers as needed.

Safety is #1 at BTD: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions: This position is responsible for the following tasks, duties and responsibilities:

  • Puts away raw material and may move finished goods to trailers from production areas.

  • Assists in locating and monitoring new die sets to best utilize storage space.

  • Uses scanner when moving product from location to location.

  • Works with storage and inventory of containers.

  • Drives multiple types of forklifts in a safe manner.

  • Loads and unloads trucks as they arrive.

  • Uses overhead hoists to safely load and unload trucks.

  • Keeps all material neat and orderly in accordance with the Five-Pillars concept.

  • Must be capable of using Axapta software programs to enter time/payroll information, job information, etc.

  • Provides production with raw material work in progress (including child parts), containers, and dies. Removes scrap, dies and finished goods from Production.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.

  • Follows all safety regulations.

  • Other duties as required

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job. The specific minimum competencies required for job performance.

  • High School Diploma

  • Strong working knowledge of warehouse/shipping/receiving activities.

  • Functional competency with Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to operate a forklift in a safe and effective manner.

Experience and Skills Required: At least one year of recent experience which includes the following skills and abilities:

  • Strong working knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods and practices used in material handling.

  • Working knowledge of related safety equipment to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions (forks down, no climbing racks, using walkway doors, etc.).

  • Ability to organize, coordinate and perform material handling activities in a production environment.

  • Must have knowledge of where material is used to coordinate with truck drivers where to dock trailers.

  • Ability to understand, follow and issue routine oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to anticipate potential bottlenecks in the production process and react to them in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a safe and efficient manner.

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. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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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)