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Material Handler II-2nd Shift in Ames, Iowa at Hach

Date Posted: 3/13/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: HAC006604

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensuring water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions.


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.


The primary role of this position is to receive stock, verify and transact materials to ensure timely and accurate flow of materials into the department.  

Hours: Monday-Thursday 3:00 PM-1:30 AM. Overtime is required.

  • Processes customer returns.
  • Issues, addresses and responds to material non-conformance/GCS’s as required.
  • Communicates with Buyer(s) if materials arrive in suspect condition.  Must use good judgment to determine if materials should be refused due to damage.
  • Prepares customer replacement parts and repack parts.
  • Prepares materials and delivers materials to designated locations through the use of manual or powered equipment.
  • Receives/Transacts all raw materials, parts, and/or finished goods.  Verifies versus pack lists/truck bills and/or work orders for accuracy.
  • Enters appropriate information into Lot Tracking System (LOTS) to maintain quality records and traceability
  • Performs Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) transactions as directed by planner/manager.
  • Inspects material for conformance to standards. Inspects for visible damage to materials.
  • Displays received materials in such a fashion that control and placement of materials by others can be done efficiently and safely.
  • Performs cycle count duties for assigned inventory items 
  • Reconciles inventory discrepancies. Will work with Inventory Control to correct inventory discrepancies.
  • Prepares periodic inventory accuracy reports as required.
  • Keeps work area neat and orderly.
  • Completes daily reports, audits and cell boards.
  • Works with Planner/manager to ensure proper order management and planning to meet quality and On-Time Delivery.
  • Executes Kan-Ban and DMP processes in work cell.
  • Responsible for Material presentation, Kan-Ban management, and 5S.
  • May be required to review all part shortages in the cell, place on expedite if needed, and turn in hot ticket to receiving the day the part is due.
  • May be required to gather P/N label requirements from each cell, produce labels, and return to the cell.
Other Non Essential Functions:  
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Inventory Management experience preferred (i.e., inventory transactions, cycle counting, & material handling).
  • 2-4 years material handling or equivalent experience preferred
  • Must have basic math skills
  • Computer and keyboard experience required.
  • Must be able to work with a high degree of accuracy for counting parts, inspecting parts and solving inventory problems.
  • Must be able to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Must have strong understanding of ERP and transactional processes
  • Must have a good working knowledge of Kan-Ban and DMP processes.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described herein 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 reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to stand/or sit(select locations, see below), squat, turn/twist, reach, use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is frequently required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. The Ames facility requires continuous standing for duration of the shift.

The employee must frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds and/or occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.
The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.
Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.
The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation.


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

Hach is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


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