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Material Handler - Manufacturing - 2nd Shift

Pro-Form Laboratories has been a leader in the development and production of nutritional powders for over 35 years. As the "Pros in Powders", we blend experience, quality, innovation, and technology to ensure our customers' success in today's ever changing marketplace.Pro-Form has an immediate opening for a Material Handler to work at our manufacturing facility in Benicia, CA.

This role will require starting through an Agency on a trial basis. 
It will be considered "Temp to Hire". 

Material Handlers for the Manufacturing area, move products in a safe and efficient manner. Material handlers make sure production areas are fully stocked and have the products they need to fulfill orders and move quickly, sometimes working with automated machines or sensors to fulfill the orders. They work in concert with the Material Handlers – Warehousing, in a streamlined manner to supply items needed to meet the demands of the lines. Material Handlers also maintain records or files of information related to inventory, equipment or other items. They operate different types of warehouse equipment and devices including: scanners, pallet wrapping machines, pallet jacks, and forklifts. You must have previous working forklift experience for this position. Material Handlers are responsible for documenting equipment inspections and are responsible for reporting unsafe operating problems/conditions to management.

One position available:
 2nd shift, start time of 2:45 pm daily. The schedule is usually Monday through Saturday and overtime as required. Candidates must be able to work overtime.

Essential Functions:  

  • Ability to safely operate all required equipment and use packaging equipment, UPS and/or computer systems as required.
  • Uses judgment for moving materials/equipment requiring relocation and storage, proper packaging, and loading of materials.
  • Pick up finished pallets and properly wrap on pallet wrapping machine to insure pallet integrity during transfer and shipment.
  • Use handheld scanner/device to track all inventory movement in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • May support and/or help execute special projects related to continuous process improvements strategies/initiatives.
  • Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature and requires an ability to recognize and report deviations from procedure or best practices.
  • Supports inventory control and other departments by performing cycle counts to help maintain accurate inventories (real-time reporting).
  • Counts, weighs, and records number of units of materials moved or handled on daily production sheet/paperwork.
  • Loads materials safely and conscientiously into trailers in a manner that prevents shifting or damage during transit.
  • Must be able to work efficiently and safely in a fast paced production environment while supporting team members from other areas/departments.
  • Perform other duties and participate in cross-training programs as needed.

Position Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. May be required to work daily overtime and weekends as business demands necessitate. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Be able to listen, understand and respond well to direction.
  • Be able to read production documentation to insure product integrity.
  • Be able to read, interpret and enter inventory data and transactions via electronic devices.
  • Be able to successfully pass written forklift training and consistently demonstrate safe driving practices.
  • Work well with others and contribute to a positive environment.
  • Familiarity with food manufacturing processes and equipment, general knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s) a plus.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior manufacturing and forklift experience required.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Previous experience with WMS and ERP preferred.
  • Experience using RF scanners preferred.

Reporting Relationships:

The Material Handler reports directly to the Material Handling Supervisor and works with other departments as needed.

Pay Rate:

This position is paid at $14 per hour

Physical Requirements:

Sitting - 6 to 8+ hours

Walking - Up to 3 hours

Standing - Up to 3 hours

Bending/Twisting - 3 to 6 hours

Squatting/Stooping - Up to 3 hours

Climbing - 6 to 8+ hours

Kneeling/Crawling - Up to 3 hours

Pushing/Pulling - 3 to 6 hours

Hand Dexterity - 6 to 8+ hours

Lifting 0-25 lbs - Up to 3 hours

Lifting 26-60 lbs - Up to 3 hours

Carrying 0-25 lbs - Up to 3 hours

Carrying 26-60 lbs - Up to 3 hours

The essential functions of this position include, but are not necessarily limited to, those specifically identified in this description.  The Company may, at its sole discretion, add to, change, or expand the essential or marginal functions of this position. 

Pro-Form Laboratories offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, FSA, paid vacation and sick leave.  For consideration, please include your resume and cover letter with your application. 

It is the policy and intent of Pro-Form Laboratories to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or medical condition as defined in federal and state laws. This policy covers all facets of employment, including but not limited to: recruitment, selection, placement, promotions, transfers, demotions, termination, training, and compensation.

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