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Material Handler 

About the Organization It is the mission of GSS to be a world class supplier of superior steering products in markets where we elect to compete. It is the focus of GSS to continue with both customer and product diversification with growth initiatives in the global markets where safety critical steering is required.

Over the past forty years, Global Steering Systems has evolved from a division of a high precision bearing company to a stand-alone, privately-held company with operations around the world. At GSS, our focus is on continuous improvement of products, processes and employees for the benefit of all GSS stakeholders. GSS provides solutions for the most demanding steering applications.

With extensive years of technical capability in the area of steering development and engineering, GSS is superior by far in the capability to deliver customer service, technical support and high quality products. With an expanding global footprint, GSS has a physical presence in a multitude of geographic regions in order to expedite the delivery of services and solutions to the automotive markets around the world.  


This position is responsible to support the vision and mission of the Watertown facility in the Warehouse department and/or in Production. Provide material handling to production lines in a timely fashion.

Shift is 1pm-9pm.


  • Load and unload racks using forklift.
  • Load and unload trucks and distribute weight properly; unload and load components supplies from trucks as required.
  • Monitor/maintain component store (stock supply) effectively to support production rates.
  • Correctly document and maintain lot numbers, storage locations and ensure proper labeling.
  • Use computer-based ERP (PLEX) systems and barcode scanners to move material in and throughout the facility.
  • Operate a forklift and upright equipment in a safe and effective manner. Obtain certification and follow all requirements for safe operation.
  • Collaborate with, and support all GSS associates in a professional and positive manner.
  • Dispose of material (Reject, Scrap, and Hold) appropriately.
  • Communicate regularly with Supervisor and Shipping and Receiving Coordinator.
  • Understand and follow all safety requirements and rules. Practice good PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) at all times.
  • Follow out of specification procedures and document as required.
  • React effectively and execute with a sense of urgency to internal customer demands in order to meet production goals.
  • Maintain work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follow all maintenance procedures.
  • Practice good housekeeping daily.
  • Drive Fork truck and move material as needed on and off scales, racks, stretch wrapper, load and unload trucks, packs and crates when required.
  • Practice FIFO when picking parts from the Warehouse and when placing parts in the stores area.
  • Work in Dock Audit area as needed

The above are principle responsibilities and do not identify all duties inherent in the job.

Position Requirements

Experience and Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a warehouse preferred. Manufacturing experience strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of cycle count processing.


  • Ability to use a floor scale and pallet strap.
  • Demonstrated ability to use barcode systems and computer systems (warehouse management systems).
  • Reading, writing and mathematical level skills necessary to competently perform job duties.
  • Ability to work in elevated areas, and to visually locate product from a distance.
  • Good communication and collaboration skills.
  • Good judgment in safety handling materials.
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed and have reliable transportation.

Additional Notes

  • Position may require the ability to lift, bend, good hand dexterity, visual inspection and some manual handling not to exceed 35 pounds. Must be able to see clearly at a distance with or without accommodation.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Material Handler  
Hiring Manager(s) Samantha Cilenti  
Location HQ  
EOE Statement We understand a diverse workforce is a creative and productive workforce, helping satisfy the changing and diverse needs of our community, our business partners, and our associates.

Our company supports Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, and we will not deny opportunities or benefits in regard to race, color, religious creed, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, ancestry, past or current mental or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, civil union status, or any other legally protected status.  

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