Fork Lift / Material Handler

Job description

SS Industries, a successful and fast-growing company in Collegeville, PA, is the premier manufacturer of the largest selection of straight and spiral stairs in the world. Since 1947, we have provided over 50,000 homeowners, contractors, and architects across continental North America with premium products and best-in-class services. SS Industries in-house engineering team and friendly, SMA certified sales agents collaborate to bring customers both in-stock and custom product lines through the most consultative sales experience in the industry. Visit us at SS.Industries to learn more!

We are seeking candidates who want to be part of a TEAM environment, are willing to learn & grow, be a part of a fast paced & rapidly growing company offering a secure future, growth opportunities and on-the-job training & development. We offer a company benefit package including medical/dental/vision/STD/LTD/Life Insurance and matching 401(k) plan.

Position Summary

The Fork Lift / Material Handler is responsible for the accurate and timely processing and put away of incoming materials from vendors. This includes inspection of products for defect, damage and shortage. The Receiving Associate will participate with Inventory Control in order to ensure accurate material counts at all times. This position will also be responsible to drive the company vehicle for local delivery and material pickup maintaining professional representation of the Company in all interactions with customers and through responsible driving.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily.

  • Assist drivers to safely unload all incoming deliveries.
  • Verify all pickups/deliveries match receiving documents and Purchase Orders.
  • Inspect all pickups/deliveries documenting all overage, shortage and damage – notify buyer immediately.
  • Ensure same-day receipt into the system for all pickups/deliveries.
  • Process all paperwork (pack slips, invoices, etc.) and maintain records for reporting, tracking and auditing.
  • Maintain accurate inventory counts in cooperation with Inventory control team.
  • Put away received material in designated locations
  • Restock and organize all materials as needed.
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follow prescribed safety regulations.
  • Assist with scrap/waster material management
  • Maintain proper housekeeping and safety standards.
  • Safely operate forklift and other material handling equipment.
  • Pickup material from suppliers using company vehicle.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Basic math skills – fractions, decimals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Understanding of measurements and use of a tape measure to 1/32 of an inch
  • Minimum 1 year fork truck experience
  • Clear Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) and at least 1 year experience driving a non-CDL rated box-truck
  • Detail oriented, demonstrate a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to properly balance production, quality and safety
  • Willingness to work as a team member and maintain positive attitude is a must
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Capable of lifting up to 50lbs


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

EEO Statement

SSI is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. [Employer] is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.