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Equipment Operator in Disputanta, VA at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 5/20/2022

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We are currently seeking experienced Equipment Operators at Standard Motor Products, Inc. Engine Management’s Distribution Center. 


Equipment Operators are responsible for operating material handling equipment for the purpose of shipping, receiving, and picking. Activities may include but are not limited to: loading or unloading, scanning, moving, staging, replenishing, and stacking product. This individual is also responsible for counting and inspecting product, and notifying leadership when there are damages or discrepancies. These Associates are accountable for the safe and efficient operation of all equipment and will be expected to perform all duties as assigned.  Associates are expected to meet company objectives in the areas of performance, safety, and quality. Associates are expected to comply with all corporate and site-specific policies.

Requirements (include but not limited to):

  • Using battery powered forklift to load outbound shipments, move product, and stack products or materials. Associates must efficiently and accurately load orders according to the appropriate doors and trailers. All shipping functions will be processed as defined by the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Using battery powered forklift to unload inbound shipments, move product, replenish, stack and store products or materials. Associates must efficiently and accurately locate and place products in the appropriate storage areas. All receiving functions will be processed as defined by the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Using battery powered forklift to accurately pick orders to fulfill client demands. Associates must efficiently and accurately pick products and stage in the appropriate areas. Associates will stack, package, band, shrink wrap, and label product(s) as determined by client requirements. All picking functions will be processed as defined by the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Using the appropriate documentation to ensure that all products and orders are received, handled, and shipped correctly. Associates will verify that products and/or orders meet quality standards, including reporting any damages or discrepancies. Associates will stack, package, shrink wrap, and label product(s). All quality control functions will be processed as defined by the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • All associates are responsible for executing all safety protocols and will accomplish all job tasks in a manner that promotes safety. Associates will comply with all Standard Operating Procedures, corporate and site specific policies, safety rules, and OSHA/SDS Standards.
  • In performing assigned duties the equipment used can include but is not limited to: stand-up, reach truck, cherry picker, or pallet jack. Associates are responsible for the upkeep of equipment, daily inspection and reporting of equipment problems. Associates must maintain an active forklift certification.


Job Requirements



High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required



At least two years recent experience as an Equipment Operator in a logistics/distribution/relevant environment.  (possession of active Material Handling Equipment license preferred)

English (reading, writing, and verbal)

Basic reading and writing skills required Mathematical Skills

Basic to Intermediate level to verify quantities of product, count inventory, or perform other duties associated with handling, storing, and distributing client products.


Computer Skills:

Basic PC or RF/Voice WMS functions Language Skills



Physical demands:               While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear. The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision. • Must be able to lift, bend, stoop, reach, and climb. Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds



Work Environment:              Working conditions are normal for a logistics/distribution center/warehouse environment including exposure to changing building temperatures. Work involves lifting up to 70 pounds, operating material handling equipment, bending, stooping, reaching, and climbing. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.           




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