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Kelly Services Material Handler - 1st Shift in Columbia, South Carolina


Kelly Services is now seeking individuals to join the team of one of our most successful research and development clients. This is a great foot-in-the-door opportunity with a very successful company!

HOURS: 1st shift position 6am-4:30pm Monday-Thursday

DURATION: 3 - Month Contract

PAY: $14/hour


Loads, unloads, and moves materials within or near manufacturing facility. Pulls materials for job work orders and delivers to workstations while maintaining inventory control.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved. Opens and closes containers.

  • Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand.

  • Loads materials into vehicles and installs strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit.

  • Conveys materials from storage to designated area.

  • Secures materials from storage to designated area.

  • Counts, weighs, and records number of units of materials moves or handled to stock requisition or Kanban record.

  • Attaches identifying tags or labels to materials or marks information containers.

  • Stacks or assembles materials into bundles and bands together.

  • Drives industrial lift trucks, electric carts, .

  • Assembles crates or boxes to contain products such as machines or vehicles.

  • Cleans work area, spillage, and equipment as required.


  • High school degree or 1-3 years of equivalent experience in a related field.

  • Basic math, reading and writing skills.

  • Computer skills, including ERP systems experience, preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of inventory practices, processes and procedures preferred.

  • Previous forklift certification and experience required. Use of forklifts, hoists, hand trucks, etc. is required.

  • Self-starter with strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.

  • Team player with a desire for problem-solving and critical thinking.

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • The physical demands described here 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.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk and talk or hear; and use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an indoor manufacturing environment. The employee will work in areas exposed to production activities to include but not limited to production machinery, assembly operations, overhead cranes usage, and forklift traffic. The employee will be required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to workplace hazards.

  • Mental Demands: While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; and interact with other employees, customers and vendors.

A limited number of applications will be considered for this position, so apply today for immediate consideration!

Please note - this position is being recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local branch office. You can apply directly to this posting (PLEASE INCLUDE AN UPDATED RESUME) or by emailing your resume to KELLEY ARZOLA at . Please include the title of the job and its location in your email.

Why Kelly ® ?

As a worker today, it’s up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find what’s next is what we’re all about. We know what’s going on in the evolving world of work—just ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly , we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.