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A.W. Chesterton Company Inventory / Material Handler in Groveland, Massachusetts

Who We Need:

You have previous cycle counting experience.

You're familiar with various ERP systems.

You're a team player and you have the ability to work in a fast paced environment!

Given these skills, you could work anywhere. So why not bring your talents somewhere great?

How about working at a company:

  • With 130+ years in US manufacturing, whose business is still growing

  • That is led by successful, strategic, personable leaders who know your name

  • That has a significant global environmental impact with products and services that prevent and reduce industrial pollution

  • That encourages you to dedicate 5% of your on the clock time to career development

  • That gives you a formal on-boarding program to get you on a fast path to success

  • That offers tuition reimbursement, a global employee recognition program where you can win gift cards, a mentoring program, a paid volunteerism time-off program, a scholarship program for children of employees and many more!

  • That has people who are fun, smart, engaged and like working together to bring world-class service to our Customers every day

Check out our formal job description below:

Job Summary:

The Material Handler I position accurately processes the intake, transfer, and storage of all mechanical seal components and packaging in accordance with company procedures and expected time frames. This includes but is not limited to: performing computer transactions on manufacturing orders, putting stock away in defined inventory locations, pulling components for customer orders, and packing and shipping items as requested.


  • Accurately transacts data daily related to incoming and stocking items in Company’s internal Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

  • Verifies receipt of materials against packing lists to ensure accuracy in inventory transactions.

  • Working closely with Mechanical Seal Team Members, resolves issues related to transactions, inventory discrepancies, and overall material movement within the cell, (ex. conducts root cause analysis on missing inventory).

  • Maintains accurate inventory through transactions in applicable systems and ensures proper placement and labeling of materials.

  • Rotates materials for shipments and storage in accordance with accounting standards (FIFO).

  • Operates forklift to return empty pallets to the loading dock area for reuse or removal and as needed to support the business.

  • Maintains stock of packaging supplies by doing a daily inventory of the packaging stations and resupplying as needed.

  • Conducts daily, system generated cycle counts of inventory and reports information to a data processor.

  • Accurately Picks / Packs component and customer orders in accordance with department procedures and quality metrics and using proper packaging and labeling methods.

  • Physically scraps items in accordance with company procedures and transacts out damaged products.

  • Coordinates with facilities group to ensure trash and recycling is removed from prescribed area.

  • Inspects equipment daily used in the function of their jobs. i.e. Fork Truck, Pallet Jack, etc.

  • May perform other manufacturing support functions as needed.

Complexity of Duties:

  • Works under direct supervision and follows detailed written and/or verbal instructions/procedures which will ensure safety on the job and efficient, effective inventory management process.

  • Abides by safe material handling techniques when managing materials and supplies.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School, Trade School, or equivalent experience.

  • Experience using a computer with menu driven business systems desired.

  • Experience with ERP software is a plus.

  • Ability to obtain a forklift license (company will provide training).

  • 2 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read and comprehend written and verbal instructions.

  • Basic math skills required.

  • Ability to adhere to all Company safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced manufacturing operation. Able work in noisy environments with no air conditioning during summer months.

  • Ability to operate a computer / keyboard in accordance to the standards and requirements of the job.

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. Employees assigned to certain tasks within this job may be required to participate in our Medical Surveillance Program.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Loud noise (i.e.: Manufacturing machines, computer printers, traffic) exists daily in the work environment.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis.

  • Ability to climb stairs on a regular basis.

  • Ability to stand or walk during your shift on cement floors for a duration up to an hour.

All of A.W. Chesterton Company employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, drug test, and the respective medical surveillance requirements.

Chesterton is an equal opportunity employer M/F/V/D


ID: 2021-3017

Shift: 1st Shift

External Company URL:

Street: 860 Salem Street