Warehouse/Material Handler 

LOCATION: Salisbury / North Carolina (US-NC), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 3276 | JOB GRADE: 07 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



Position Title

Warehouse/Material Handler



Reports to

Warehouse Supervisor




The Warehouse/Material Handler is responsible for packaging and preparation of materials for shipment, loading and unloading trucks, stocking of material in the warehouse, receiving items and the delivery of items to the production area.



Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Skilled in and able to effectively process/transact the following warehouse functions:
    1. Line feeding
    2. Picking
    3. Receiving
  2. Understand the receiving process and how to store customer and in-house material
  3. Complete receiving reports accurately
  4. Understand how to read “pick” lists and be able to select and transact correct material in support of shipping and production requirements
  5. Possess working knowledge of forklift operation
  6. Versed in safety protocols of a manufacturing facility
  7. Demonstrate functional knowledge of SAP system
  8. Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  9. Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  10. Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  11. Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.



Skills and Competencies


  1. Technical Capacity
    • Ability to become forklift certified
    • Electric pallet-jack operation
    • Must be conversant in English
    • Computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Office
    • Knowledge/understanding of property descriptions.
    • Basic knowledge of quantitative methods/statistical procedures and graphic skills.
  2. Communication Proficiency
  3. Organization Skills
  4. Time Management



Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment:

The employee will be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.


Physical Demands

  • Capable of standing on hard surfaces up to eight hours per day
  • Able to lift 50 pounds, with ease
  • Able to carry 50 pounds without assistance, 25 feet
  • Able to lift from waist to overhead, 30 pounds using both hands
  • Ability to work in manufacturing environment, which can expose one to loud noises, dust, chemicals and varying temperatures
  • Ability to reach, grasp, handle and manipulate items with hands
  • Ability to walk, bend, climb, twist, stoop, and squat
  • Ability to wear and use proper personal protective equipment; safety glasses, face shield, gloves, ear plugs, or earmuffs and steel-toed safety compliant footwear.


Physical Restrictions or Requirements

  • Must be 75 inches or less in height to operate forklift
  • Ability to step up into forklift
  • Ability to stoop lower than 40-inch racking
  • Eyesight 20/40 driving standard
  • Normal ability to see, distinguish colors (where applicable), and hear
  • Normal sense of touch
  • Mental Effort: Normal concentration/intensity; normal memory, taking into consideration the amount and type of information. Complexity of decision making; normal time pressure of decision making.





Preferred Education and Experience


  1. High School Diploma or equivalent
  2. Forklift certification
  3. Warehouse experience
  4. 1+ years of experience of related capacity in a manufacturing environment



Additional Eligibility Qualifications


  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.






Safety Sensitive Position  


Yes  No


Safety Sensitive Positions Include: Rail Service Technicians, Assemblers and Supervisors, General Technicians, Assemblers and Mechanics, Assembly Test Technicians, and Field Service Technicians, Assemblers, Mechanics, Engineers and Supervisors.




From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!

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