Material Handler II 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 1976 | JOB GRADE:07 



Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today at!



The Material Handler participates in the execution of warehouse operations in an industrial work environment. To successfully perform these tasks, it requires a high level of attention to detail with a strong focus on accuracy. 


Essential Functions

  • Maintain a safe, clean and healthy environment and ensure the compliance with company's rules and policies.
  • Must be able to comply with quality, product safety, and HSE rules, guidelines and regulations. Be energy conscious, if applicable.
  • Must understand and comply with applicable standards. ( i.e.: ISO 9001, ISO/TS 22163, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, and CMMI).
  • Maintain and safeguard business records
  • Participates in daily cycle counting of parts in the warehouse.
  • Operates a computer and or RF scanner to pick and or putaway material in the Kardex/Modula. Also a manual/eletric pallet jacket to move around material. 
  • Helps with opening boxes and counting material in the receiving area. 
  • Helps with packaging of shipping goods in small and large pack when needed. 
  • Must be willing work overtime and alternate shifts determined by changes in workload demand.


Technical Competencies

  • Time Management 
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making (in making job decisions, the incumbent is guided by policy, routine and procedures)
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Safety & Quality Focus


Core Competencies

 1. Efficiency (timely completion of tasks)

  • Plans, prioritizes, and completes tasks in an appropriate manner
  • Performs tasks efficiently and effectively and meets deadlines
  • Works towards achieving targets
  • Open to new, efficient ways of working and seeks ways to improve them
  • Punctual 

2. Quality (consistently delivering products and services in compliance with expectations and standards, diligently executing tasks while keeping promises and dealing with difficulties and disruptions)

  • Works very diligently
  • Delivers appropriate work results / attention to detail
  • Communicates issues and defects
  • Contributes to high-quality results

3. Methodology (means the ability to analyze situations, make decisions within scope of the job, act cost-consciously, recognizes the effect of their performance within the company, demonstrate commitment to customers and services, work in a safe manner, work independently)

  • Obtains information necessary to perform tasks
  • Carefully looks at information from various sources before making decisions
  • Participates in reducing costs (LEAN methodology)
  • Acts in the interest of internal and external customers / communicates appropriately 
  • Abides by all safety rules, policies and guidelines

4. Commitment (ability to perform varying tasks, adapts and takes ownership to rapidly changing working conditions, as well as personal attitude towards works, diligence and motivations)

  • Able to adapt quickly to new tasks and working conditions
  • Shows dedication and willingness to contribute to the company’s success
  • Motivated and works diligently 
  • Embraces responsibility and accountability 

5. Teamwork (successful cooperation with others in the execution of joint tasks, sharing of information, respectful to others and inclusive attitude)

  • Behaves cooperatively and respectfully
  • Promotes collaborative work environment


Required Education

High School Diploma


Required Experience

0-2 Years Relevant Experience


Work Environment

Sitting, standing, walking, crouching, kneeling, pushing/pulling, etc.

Maximum lifting/carrying: 50 lbs. 


What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you? 

- Competitive Health Benefits, including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Video visits
- Company-paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Company-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage
- Accident Insurance
- Health and Dependent Care FSAs
- Generous 401(k) plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Free corporate passes to the Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium 
- Free gym membership
- Additional discounts include cellular, auto, theme park & attraction tickets, local restaurants, bank partnerships, etc.
- Paid “KBC Cares” Volunteer Time Off
- Vacation and Sick/Administrative Leave
- 12 company-paid holidays (includes full week between Christmas and New Year’s)
- Monthly employee welfare events and corporate outreach (Crab Feast, Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Chili Cook-Off, etc.)

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore