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Materials Handler

Watkins Wellness Vista Full-Time
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Job Description

We are hiring a Materials Handler to join our Finished Goods team!


Are you knowledgeable in how to properly handle and ship hazardous materials?  The Materials Handler’s top priorities are to safely and accurately receive, stock, pull, pack and prepare service parts and chemicals for hazardous shipments destined for domestic and international areas for less than truckloads (LTL), truckloads (TL), ocean, air and small parcel (UPS, FedEx, DHL).  This position also prepares shipments by properly labeling, marking and correctly identifying hazardous and non-hazardous shipments while following International Air Transportation Association (IATA), International Marine Dangerous Goods (IMDG), and Department of Transportation (DOT) CFR-49 standards as well as creating hazardous materials declaration shipping papers and creating commercial invoices for U.S. Customs and abroad.


  • Is attention to detail your strong suit?  The Materials Handler counts delivered materials for accuracy and also closes incoming transfers in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.  After receiving the material, you’ll safely stock incoming material on their respective designated racks.
  • Can you operate a forklift?  Other duties include loading and unloading pallets and boxes from trailers using a forklift and/or pallet jack, loading pallets into trailers and securing with load locks or other safety locking device, in addition to moving material from the Finished Goods receiving area to the Finished Goods stocking locations.
  • Are you well-versed in shipping regulations?  You will need to verify quantity and part numbers and then prepare orders for shipment by labeling, marking, and identifying as well as preparing Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD) forms for hazardous materials shipments according to the following standards:
    • Ground shipments including LTL, TL, and small parcel (UPS, FedEx) using DOT CFR-49 standards.
    • Air shipments including heavyweight pallets (bulk cargo) and small parcel (UPS, FedEx) using IATA standards for cargo only and passenger aircraft shipments.
    • Ocean shipments including less than container loads (LCL) and full container loads (FCL) using IMDG standards.
  • Are you quality focused?  Before shipping you’ll review a hazardous materials checklist to properly determine if material adheres to federal standards for shipping.  You’re also responsible for the inspection and restocking of sales return order (SRO) parts as well as accurately processing cash on delivery (COD) and non-COD shipments through UPS and FedEx systems.
  • Do you have computer skills?  You will routinely run and close End of Day online reports for UPS, FedEx, and DHL shipments.  When needed, you’ll order weekly shipping supplies from small parcel shippers (UPS, FedEx, DHL).  Additionally, you will conduct cycle counts and perform adjustments in the ERP system, lookup part availability through the inventory system, and assist with questions regarding inventory and back order availability.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • At least 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in each of the following areas: stocking, order pulling, packing, small parcel shipping, hazardous materials, dangerous goods, forklift operation.
  • Dangerous goods/hazardous materials certifications for: International Air Transportation Association (IATA), International Marine Dangerous Goods (IMDG), Department of Transportation (DOT) CFR-49.
  • Forklift experience with the ability to be certified.
  • Standup order picker or turret truck certification preferred.
  • Computer literacy with accurate data entry skills; enterprise resource planning (ERP) system experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels within the organization.
  • Strong ability to work in a team environment. 


At Watkins Wellness®, people matter.  To help you, “Feel good. Live well™”, at work and at home, we provide a competitive package including: exceptional health and wellness benefits, paid time off, bonus, profit sharing, 401k, tuition reimbursement and much more.

We look for candidates that exhibit The Watkins Way (always Ethical, endeavors to be Transparent, embraces Inclusion, welcomes Diverse backgrounds and perspectives, Accommodating, believes in Work-Life Balance, puts Safety First, Accountable, values Relationships, Passionate, Team Player, and Goal Driven).

The employee must frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Shift 1 (United States of America)

Full or Part Time

Full time

Watkins (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.


Skills required

Quality Assurance
Operating Instructions
Complying With Procedures


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The makers of high-quality, innovative brands including Hot Spring® Spas, the world’s number one selling brand, and Caldera® Spas, built for pure comfort, performance and style, Watkins Wellness has manufactured more than one million hot tubs since its inception in 1977.  All brands are distributed through a network of over 1,000 sales and service centers in all 50 states, Canada and more than 65 countries.  Watkins spas are designed and built to provide exceptional hydromassage for relaxation and enjoyment, either alone or to share with family and friends.

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