Website MICA Steelworks, Inc.


The Galvanizing Material Handler supports the galvanizing activities by loading, moving, handling, unloading and distributing materials within the plant. A materials handler has a very structured work environment to minimize safety risks. Each job is planned in detail and safety issues are addressed before a job begins.  Working as a materials handler doesn’t require formal education, but does entail extensive on-the-job training. Other requirements might include a commercial driver’s license (CDL).


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent, required
  • Experience in working in steel industry or galvanizing, plus
  • Galvanizing industry experience applying A123/A123M-12 standard specifications for zinc coatings, plus
  • Ability to be forklift and overhead crane certified and operate a forklift and overhead crane. (Forklift experience required)
  • A strong working knowledge of hand tools and gauges such as impact wrenches, air grinder, drills, tappers, oxygen acetylene torches and mill gauges
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple distractions
  • Ability to effectively present information to small groups of customers, clients, and other organization employees



As a Material Handler, for electric utility transmission, substation, and distribution industry, the ideal incumbent possesses the:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Outstanding work ethic, punctuality, desire to constantly improve skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work with minimal direction.
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of specific and general safety policies and procedures as it relates to the plant and the position is preferred


  • Perform daily operations and forklift safety checks, including battery, seat belt, brakes, life control and fire extinguisher
  • Attaches identification tags to material and/or marks them with pertinent information
  • Unloads various types of materials and purchased parts in a safe and timely manner using appropriate equipment and methods
  • Load trucks with galvanized materials for delivery to customer
  • Hangs/takes down racks of material using specific training methods.
  • Carries out general housekeeping duties such as sweeping and picking up discarded materials
  • Inspects for sags, runs, drips and bare areas
  • Cleans material as specified by customer
  • Checks identification of materials to be moved. Cross-references with production schedule or shipping schedule to ensure accuracy.
  • Proceeds safely to assigned area to pull load and move materials to correct work area.
  • Reports inconsistencies or problems to supervisors
  • Receive, document, store, stage and issue all job related material to satisfy production requirements.
  • Overtime is sometimes needed in order to accomplish all required tasks.
  • Package, create and band equipment, parts, materials, products and accessories to minimize damage during shipment or staging and to create a safe work environment.
  • Comply with all safety requirements including proper use of personal protective equipment and operation of equipment in a safe and competent manner. Understand and meet all departmental safety objectives and goals. Keep assigned work-area clean, organized, and orderly per 5S standards.
  • Operate forklifts, cranes, and yard trucks to transport and locate equipment and materials to required areas.
  • Maintain accurate inventory, reporting shortages/overages and supply needs to supervisor.



  • Organized
  • Scheduling
  • Analyzing Information
  • Dealing with Complexity
  • Deadline-Oriented
  • Time Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Safety Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Must be dependable, reliable and mature enough to handle equipment safely and sensibly.
  • High degree of attention required to prevent injury to others.


The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbents will be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.



The position is a shop floor and yard position. Works primarily outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.  Exposure to shop elements such as noise, dust, odors and chemicals. Must have good hand eye coordination and motor skills.  We have a very positive / professional company culture that creates long-term employees.



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