Material Handler (Water Spider)

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Kent, OH, US

Company: Dover Corporation

MAAG Pump Systems, Automatik Plastics Machinery, Gala Industries, Reduction Engineering Scheer and Ettlinger – five successful and well experienced companies have joined forces to become the global partner for the polymer industry. As manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing and filtration systems and also pulverizers we offer top-grade equipment for your demanding requirements – not only for polymer applications, but also for the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industry.


Main position objectives


The Water Spider (Material Handler) main job is to make sure that materials are supplied to where they are needed. As a material replenishment position, the Water Spider must be intimate with the processes and people they are supporting to fully understand the needs. The goal with this position is to maintain the continuous flow of materials needed between the warehouse and the manufacturing areas. Keeping all workstations stocked with materials, thus controlling the continuous flow of productivity.


Position description – Tasks, Responsibilities, Competencies (List 8-10 specific tasks – start each description indicating an action e.g. leads, advises, develops etc.)

· Print and review production orders. In a timely manner pull and deliver material/parts to the production floor:

- Point-of-use (Delivery)

- Cell locations (Stocking)

- Cutting and displaying cartons/boxes/bins for direct production use

- Removal of empty bins and dunnage, including scrap

· Responsible for the Kanban cards and process in designated areas.

· Responsible to issuing parts to production orders

· Maintain parts shortages and outages reporting in all areas and communicates information with Purchasing.

· Responsible for unloading and staging deliveries and receiving in the system as necessary.

· Responsible for pulling samples for Quality Assurance as needed, as well as taking them to and from the lab

and getting them to point-of-use.

· Accountable for inventory accuracy of parts received from production and all materials warehouse locations.

· Perform cycle counts as requested.

· Responsible to use FIFO material handling (First In First Out).

· Maintain and apply 5S and Lean concepts in designated areas.

· Work extra hours when needed.

· Other duties as needed.



Job Specification

Education (area of studies, Management, IT etc.)


High School Diploma or GED required


Prefer lean implementer certification


Professional experience (description incl. No. of years)


· Must be able to obtain a tow motor license and operate all tow motors within the plant.

· Proficient in math skills and scale operations.



· SAP experience

· Experience in an inventory control or process flow of a manufacturing environment preferred.

· Proficient in using a computer and data-based systems preferred.


Interpersonal skills and behavioral competencies


· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Demonstrates ownership and entrepreneurial behavior

· Innovative mindset, always looking at improving our processes

· Highly organized and efficient in approaching tasks

· Independent self-starter with ability to problem solve and anticipate and avoid issues

· Strong team player, work ethic and commitment to win

· Customer-focused with the ability to coach and mentor a sales team



Dover Competencies:


Attract, Develop and Retain Talent

Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships

Change Leadership

Customer Impact

Motivates and Inspires

Results driven

Self-Awareness and Personal Development

Strategic Mindset

Strong Business Acumen and Sound Judgment

Winning the right way


Language skills

English 100% (verbal and written), comfortable to navigate social media, comfortable in writing short posts, comfortable talking to journalist


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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