Material Handler - Swing


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Located in Portland, OR

Salary: $21/hr

Material Handler - Evaluation-to-Hire Position

Location: Portland, OR (North Portland - Rivergate)

Shift: Swing Shift (M-F 2:30 PM to 11:00 PM, five 8-hour shifts)

Salary: $21.00 per hour

Express Employment Professionals is currently seeking Material Handlers for an evaluation-to-hire position in Portland, Oregon. This is a great opportunity to join a growing company in the manufacturing industry. Upon successful completion of the evaluation period, there is potential for permanent employment with our client.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Safely operate forklifts to fill requisitions, work orders, or requests for materials, tools, or other stock items
  • Distribute items to production workers
  • Assemble customer orders from stock and place them on pallets or shelves
  • Convey orders to packing stations or the shipping department
  • Mark materials with identifying information
  • Record amounts of materials or items received or distributed
  • Weigh or count items for distribution within the plant to ensure conformance to company standards
  • Arrange stock parts in a specified sequence for assembly by other plant workers

Qualifications: Minimum:

  • Minimum of one to two years of relevant experience in shipping/receiving, inventory, and forklift operation
  • Basic math and writing skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to multitask safely and effectively in a constantly changing environment
  • Above-average mental alertness and situational awareness
  • Clear thinking, strong focus, attention to detail, and excellent memory skills
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical fitness for duty test demonstrating good dexterity, a full range of motion, and the ability to regularly lift and/or move materials weighing up to approximately 50 pounds, occasionally up to 70 pounds
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, post-offer/pre-employment criminal background check, and a professional reference check


  • Experience with hazardous materials is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with hazmat labeling and chemical segregation within a warehouse environment is a plus
  • Experience loading trucks with knowledge of proper trailer weight distribution that meets federal DOT requirements is also a plus
  • Experience with PLEX or other manufacturing MRP or ERP system is a plus

Career Progression:

  • Material Handler Trainee
  • Material Handler I (generally achieved after 3-6 months of training following completion of a 3-month probationary period)
  • Material Handler II (generally achieved 6 months after achieving Material Handler I certification)
  • $1.50/hour pay step increases are awarded upon earning Level I and Level II certifications


  • Opportunity for long-term employment with growth potential
  • Generous accrued Flexible Time Off (FTO) policy
  • 95% company-paid medical insurance premium for employees
  • 100% company-paid dental insurance premium for employees
  • 30% company-paid medical and dental insurance premium for dependents
  • 9 company-paid holidays
  • 401(k) company match
  • Company-paid short and long-term disability insurance
  • Basic life insurance for employees
  • Employee Assistance Program


Please note: This is a "Safety Sensitive" position, and all applicants must pass a strict pre-employment drug screen due to the safety-related nature of the work.

Our application process is SUPER EASY! We are available in person or by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. For a quick and easy interview call 503-735-1200 or come into our Express Employment Professionals franchise conveniently located in North Portland at 4790 N. Lombard Street, Portland OR, 97203. We are at the corner of Lombard and Fiske, 2 miles west of I-5 on Lombard. We look forward to speaking with you TODAY!

To submit an online application to the North Portland Location follow these instructions. 

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    4. Complete the Registration page and select “Register”
    5. Fill out the entire application
    6. “Submit to Offices”, select ‘North Portland’ location
    7. Exit out of the “next step” pop-up screen
    8. Select the blue “Send” box on the right side of the screen 

At Express, we will assess your skills; offer you interview/resume writing tips, and work with you to find a job that fits your needs and abilities. You will never pay a fee at Express and you will have the opportunity to earn benefits such as referral bonuses and much more. We put more than 200 people to work last week and we want to talk to you. To find out more, contact us today!

Express Office: North Portland
4790 North Lombard Street
Portland, OR 97203
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