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Material Handler

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: West Allis (Color), WI, US, 53214

Company: Oterra

Do you want to help improve food and health around the world?

At Oterra, food and health are at the heart of everything we do and every day over 400 million people eat a product with our colors in it. We believe that nature got it right the first time and as a leading manufacturer of colors from natural sources, we are here to make a difference for healthy living and sustainable agriculture. We need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?


The team for you to join

You will be joining the supply chain team with colleagues from different nationalities and working in multiple different locations across the world.. We all chip in when and where it is needed, have a flat structure but high standards, enjoy a good laugh and a pragmatic and operational approach to supporting our agenda. We love to learn and genuinely find our purpose and passion for natural colors.

This position works under general supervision and is primarily responsible for loading, unloading and moving materials and finished products within warehouse and pack orders to ensure timely, accurate delivery of customer requests.

1. Read work order or follow oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved.
2. Load and unload materials onto or form pallets, tubs, racks and shelves.
3. Load materials into vehicles; inspect vehicles for proper shipping conditions.
4. Unload materials from vehicles, inspect deliveries and shipments for accuracy and damage and prepare proper documents.
5. Locate stock. Count, weigh and record number of units of material moved, handled, or shipped. Prep materials for shipment by palletizing, banding, wrapping and labeling shipments. Pick and package finished products per work orders.
6. Enter data in SAP, update records and file documents, electronically and manually, and prepare/distribute reports, as required.
7. Maintain clean area and complete warehouse daily weekly and monthly sanitation duties. Comply with all departmental safety and sanitation requirements.
8. Convey materials to proper storage area. Rotate stock as needed. Optimize space utilization.
9. Operator industrial trucks or electric hoists to assist in loading or moving materials and products. Perform PM to lift equipment.
10. Maintain proper temperature for products.
11. Responsible for cycle counting program/inventory control.


1. Ability to read, write and speak English.
2. Ability to operate industrial trucks or electric hoists to assist in loading or moving materials.
3. Possess basic computer skills to navigate in email and data systems.
4. Knowledge of GMP, safety, sanitation and Hazardous Materials per DOT requirements.
5. Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from drivers, other production-related departments (i.e. Customer Service) and co-workers in a tactful manner.
6. Ability to use a calculator to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, including conversions to metric weight.
7. These characteristics are normally acquired through a High School Diploma or GED with at least six months of related material handling experience.


Working environment is a warehouse and includes frequent exposures to warm/cold and loud conditions, moving forklifts. Occasionally comes in contact with fumes or airborne particles, caustic chemicals, extremely cold (freezer storage) or outdoor conditions. A company issued uniform is required to be worn along with required personal protective equipment at all times. This can include coveralls, dust mask, hearing protection, hair/beard net, safety glasses, gloves, and safety shoes. Work may occur into and out of small rooms with air lock compliance to avoid interdepartmental contamination.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The physical demands described above 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 this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb or balance, scoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk to hear, and use foot/feet to operate machines. Must be able to lift and/or move 50lbs and occasionally up to 100lbs. (assisted). This included repetitive bending and lifting of items to stack or dump. Must be able to work under hot or cool, wet and sometimes-dusty and loud conditions, dust mask, coveralls and/or hearing protection may be required. Strick compliance to “air lock” rules to avoid interdepartmental contamination. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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About Oterra
Oterra, an EQT portfolio company, is the largest provider of naturally sourced colors worldwide. Since our first color launch in 1876, we’ve utilized the power of nature’s true colors and championed that natural is best.

We have an unrivalled expertise in colors for food, beverage, dietary supplements and pet food, and help manufacturers bring appealing products to consumers around the world. We empower our partners to meet the demand for safe, sustainable and natural food on our journey together towards natural. Every day over 400 million people eat or drink a product with our colors in it.

At Oterra we are on an exciting growth journey where no two days are alike. We are a dedicated team of professionals around the world united in our belief that nature got it right the first time and that no one knows natural colors like us.

Our headquarter is in Hoersholm, Denmark, and we have production sites in Europe, Latin America and the US and more than 600 team members in 30 countries worldwide, serving 120 markets globally.

Join us on our journey together towards natural.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee