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Material Handling Technician

Prudhoe Bay, AK, USA Req #1
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

*This posting is a rotational (i.e. 2X2) position based on the North Slope (Prudhoe Bay, AK)*

A Material Handling Technician is primarily responsible for the safe and efficient receiving, handling, issuing, inventory, staging and shipping of warehouse materials and containers. Operates forklifts and other material handling equipment as required, and operate light-duty trucks to and from required/various locations. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work in a safe manner and correct unsafe acts and conditions.

  • Participate in a quality Tool Box Talk (TBT) daily.

  • Develop quality Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) for non-routine work being performed.

  • Maintain a working relationship between the North Slope Material Operations and Anchorage Material Center Operations.

  • Interact with customer’s preferred carriers and suppliers with a customer service attitude.

  • Operate light trucks, forklifts, and material handling equipment safely.

  • Read and/or follow oral instructions to identify materials or containers to be moved.

  • Load/unload containers, lift materials, and identify, label, count, receive, and issue materials containers.

  • Perform equipment maintenance checks.

  • Assist internal and external customers in a professional manner.

  • Execute various warehouse transactions electronically.

  • Assist employees or customer in tracking down freight issues.

  • Operate small hand tools.

  • Maintain high level of accuracy when handling materials.

  • Maintain good housekeeping standards with focus on bin maintenance and the care and custody of materials.

  • Adhere to all safety and operations related procedures at all times.

  • Expected to participate in Behavioral Based Safety programs.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Any other duties as assigned.

  • Participate on Incident Management Team (IMT), as requested.

  • Participate in Cross Functional Teams, as requested.

  • The position could be at any warehouse on any shift, based on company and customer needs.

Minimum Qualifications for all MHT (I-II-III): 

  • A minimum of one (1) year of progressively responsible material handling experience, or other related experience

  • Experience in the safe loading and unloading of trucks, trailers, and vans required. 

  • Prior forklift experience and hazardous material training is preferred.

  • Experience in electronic transactions preferred.

  • High School Diploma/GED required

  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record required for all MHT positions.

MHT II and III positions have additional competencies and training required as defined below.


MHT I:

MHT I represents the entry level position of the materials warehousing team.  An MHT I will load and unload trailers, stage freight for receiving, and inspect incoming and outgoing freight. At this level a minimal level of discretion is exercised, and the employee will most often work under the direct guidance of a more senior level employee.


MHT II:

An MHT II is relied upon to operate with an increased level of independent discretion, and can work with minimal supervision. The MHT II will perform more advanced receipt and issue functions, to include pre-stock inspection material and repair and return material. An MHT of this level may be involved in the process of training and mentoring level I employees in a limited capacity, under the supervision of an MHT III or higher.  The MHT II may be cross trained in other functions such as expediting, staging, overhaul support, etc.

Requires additional competency development (indicated by competencies with [*] from list below).

Requires an additional 2 years of experience (for a total of 3 years).


MHT III:

The MHT III will have worked in multiple positions within materials warehousing to include staging, expediting, heavy equipment and/or shipping.  An MHT III will be expected to demonstrate an advanced level of discretion, and may be assigned oversight of specific tasks. The MHT III will be a leader in Control of Work (CoW), and will be able to manage reporting, ensuring that MHT transactions are being completed accurately and in a timely manner. This employee may be able to perform the functions of a SPOC when the SPOC is unavailable. An MHT III will be involved in the process of training and mentoring MHT I and II’s.

Requires additional competency development (indicated by competencies with [*] from list below).

Requires an additional 3 years of experience (for a total of 6 years).



Core Competencies:

These competencies are in addition to the core competencies that all employees are expected to adhere to.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The competencies listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.


*Change Management (MHT III Only) – Assists in implementation and communication of change effectively, builds commitment, helps manage resistance, prepares and supports those affected by change, monitors transition and reports results.


*Initiative (MHT II and III Only) - Volunteers readily, undertakes self-development activities, seeks increased responsibilities, takes independent actions and calculated risks, looks for and takes advantage of opportunities, asks for and offers help when needed.


Management System (Standard) –Ensures that all unsafe acts, hazards or incidents are identified and reported immediately and stops all activities when an unsafe condition exists.  Minimizes all risks to health, safety, and environment in daily activities by ensuring quality task risk assessments are produced.  Completed all IMS and HSE training requirements annually.  Inspects tools and equipment before use and ensures that adequate training has been obtained prior to use.  Wears and utilizes all necessary PPE where appropriate.  Maintains compliance with all corporate policies and procedures.  Maintains compliance with customer requirements and expectations.


*Material Handling - Experienced in the safe loading and unloading of trucks, trailers and vans.  Working knowledge of turn in procedures and/or cyclical inventory.  Certified forklift operator. 

MHT II: Knowledge of shipping and handling, and issue counter procedures. 

MHT III: Knowledge of tool room issue, control and repair of hand tools.  Certified and mentored reserve expeditor or loader operator. Assists lead and/or SPOC in providing day to day instruction to MHT I-II employees.


*Planning/Organizing (MHT II and III Only) – the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans, plans for additional resources, sets goals and objectives, organizes or schedules other people and their tasks, develops realistic action plans, has ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously, has ability to work long hours and weekends to meet a deadline, can work on short-term assignments with tight deadlines while managing multiple tasks and projects.

MHT II: Is able to effectively break project up into tasks and execute to completion.

MHT III: Should be effective in independently collaborating, planning, and organizing with other employees, carrying plans to completion.


*Quality Management – The individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality, monitors own work to ensure quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

MHT II: Knowledge of quality standards, policies, and procedures in place. Is able to independently meet these standards with minimal supervision.

MHT III : Intimately familiar with quality standards, policies, and procedures in place. Is able to offer useful performance feedback in pursuit of process improvement.


Software & Reporting - The individual is highly experienced in advanced features of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access with working knowledge of the other software tools within the Microsoft Office Suite and has a demonstrated knowledge of computerized database applications. 


Attendance/Punctuality - Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer and/or supplier needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Understands that co-workers are internal customers and delivers excellent service. Be highly responsive, proactive and service-oriented to peers, vendors and customers.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction, takes responsibility for own actions, keeps commitments, commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals, completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values. Maintain the highest ethical standards throughout the company; know that we are built on trust, loyalty and professionalism.


File/Information Management - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.


Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity, meets challenges with resourcefulness, generates suggestions for improving work, develops innovative approaches and ideas, presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention. Innovate and deliver new solutions using technology tools, performance management skills and other best practices. Add value!


Oral and Written Communication – The individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions, and participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively, varies writing style to meet needs, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information. Gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action policies and respects diversity.


Problem Solving – The individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers, analyzes and interprets both financial and general business information skillfully. The individual understands the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.  Advance the success of ASCI, always realizing that a successful employer is a stable employer.  Put our best foot forward.


Quality Management – The individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality, applies feedback to improve performance, monitors own work to ensure quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.


Safety and Security – The individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, determines appropriate action beyond guidelines, reports potentially unsafe conditions or behaviors and uses equipment and materials properly. The individual models safe behaviors to others; leads by example. Works to instill a zero incident and zero accident culture based on the principle that our work is never so urgent or important that we cannot take time to be safe, environmentally responsible, and to watch over one another.


Supply Chain Management – Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of Supply Chain Management from raw materials through item production, distribution, logistics and storage and handling.


Teamwork - Focuses on solving conflict, maintains confidentiality, keeps emotions under control, tries new things, balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, and puts success of team above own interests. Build strong teams by respecting and caring about fellow employees and stakeholders. See the best in others.



WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described in this job description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. 

The continual ability to be mobile with the use of all senses is required for this position.  Work requires frequent use and wear of safety equipment, operation of computer, office equipment, forklift, light and heavy trucks.  Rarely may be exposed to fumes and noise from forklift/loader, extreme cold during winter (both ambient and chill factor).



PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Occasional sitting, stationary standing, kneeling and crawling, vision for close work. Frequent walking, crouching, stooping, twisting, turn/pivoting, balancing, reaching overhead with hands and arms, use of finger dexterity to grasp or pinch items, ability to speak and receive phone communications often. Continually climbing, pushing or pulling items up to 50 pounds (assisted) frequently and more than 50 pounds (assisted) occasionally. 

[Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions]. 


Pre-employment Drug Testing Information:  ASCI requires pre-employment drug testing utilizing urinalysis collection.  A positive drug test makes you ineligible for employment with ASCI.



ASCI is moving towards becoming a nicotine-free company, please note that there is a significant difference in health insurance rates for nicotine free versus non-nicotine free.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Prudhoe Bay, AK, USA