Materials Handler (Motor Vehicle Operator)
Department of the Army 26,750 reviews - Fort Irwin, CA

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Fort Irwin is a world class training center for America's Soldiers. Fort Irwin is located approximately 37 miles NE of Barstow, California, in the High Mojave Desert midway between Las Vegas, Nevada, and Los Angeles, California.
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security card is required

DUTIES: Receives stock; checks for over, short or damaged shipments; completes receiving documents; and moves to storage areas. Identifies and rotates stock including hazardous material (i.e. chlorine, Freon, oxygen, acetylene and propane), ensuring special storage requirements are met. Operates forklifts in loading/unloading, storing and rotating stock and materials and drives trucks to deliver stock and materials.

Issues materials in accordance with established procedures. Verifies inventory and shipping documents; independently prepares shipping documents and related reports. Inventories assigned areas/materials s directed.

Drives various types of forklifts (propane and gas from 2000 pounds to 4000 pounds) and trucks (1/2 ton to 2 ton) to transport supplies, materials, furniture and equipment across the installation. Assists with the loading and unloading of cargo. Ensures vehicle is not loaded beyond the rated capacity by checking cargo papers and by visual observation. Completes trip tickets and prevention maintenance service records. Fills out driver's accident report in case of accident. Performs driver's maintenance in accordance with established policy and regulations.

When required, assists higher level trades and crafts employee in accomplishing required repairs and maintenance work involving plumbing, carpentry, painting, electrical, etc. types of work t buildings, grounds, facilities, etc.

Assists in setting-up, maintenance and takedown of special planned programs/events (i.e. Freedom Fest, October Fest, Nature in Lights, etc.). Sets up and maintains recreation equipment, trash containers, displays, stages, sound equipment, etc. in support of these programs/events. Performs routine repairs and maintenance i.e. painting, replacing hardware, boards, etc. Assists other personnel in the completion of maintenance, repair or minor construction projects.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Skill and Knowledge: Requires skill in the operation of handcarts and other conveyance equipment used for loading and unloading material in or out of carriers. Requires knowledge of storage practices and the various forms and documents used in receiving, storing and issuing of materials. Also must have skill and knowledge to operate and maintain forklifts (up to 4000 pounds) and trucks (up to 2 ton).

Knowledge of height, weight, width and length of vehicles in order to judge overhead and side clearances, turning radius and braking distance. Knowledge of safety rules and traffic regulations. Knowledge on how to properly load and unload cargo. Skill in determining the shortest and safest routes and ability to recognize hazardous conditions.

Skilled in the use and operation of common hand and power tools and measuring devices normally used in minor repairs and maintenance of facilities and equipment. Must have the ability to learn techniques and procedures associated with performing these minor repairs and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Experience in performing the duties described and the ability to follow oral and written (English) instructions. Must be a licensed and experienced driver.

Responsibility: Receives detailed oral or written instructions with each new assignment from the supervisor or higher graded employee. On previously performed assignments performs duties independently in accordance with standard techniques and special instructions. Within the specific guides or instructions provided by the supervisor, determines the methods, techniques, material and tools best suited to the particular demand of the job. Is expected to recognize those instances requiring supervisory assistance. Completed work is reviewed for compliance with instructions and timeliness.

Physical Efforts: Uses moderate to heavy physical effort in the process of loading, unloading, moving and storage of supplies, materials, furniture and equipment. Regularly handles items weighing up to 80 pounds and heavier items with assistance of other employees and/or lifting equipment. Is required to stand, walk, stoop, bend, climbing, pushing, pulling, reaching and kneeling and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Occasionally works in cramped quarters, and is required to expend strenuous effort in moving materials and adjusting and placing heavy items. Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a variety of conditions. When operating a forklift or driving a truck must operate foot and hand controls. The incumbent must have the mental, physical (including dexterity), oral and audio abilities at a level to assure the duties listed are performed in a safe and satisfactory manner.

Working Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Exposure to smells, dust, dirt, noise, heat, cold,wind, etc. is normal.

Conditions of employment: 1. A six-month probationary period may be required upon selection. 2. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

3. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant. 4. All required background check of AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) that will be initiated prior to appointment to a NAF position. 5. Pre-employment physical may be required. 6. Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.

7. Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

8. Must possess and maintain valid driver's license.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies: Ability to handle power equipment vehicles, Flexibility and Safety, and Ability to do the job without more than normal supervision.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

BENEFITS: Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Regular positions include the following NAF Benefits: Annual and Sick leave, Retirement Plan and 401(k) Plan, Health and Life Insurance, Long Term Care Plan Insurance and Flexible Spending Account. For additional benefits information please refer to .

OTHER INFORMATION: To successfully claim veteran's priority consideration, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Refusal of a military spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures (e.g. interview, KSA's, where required, etc.) is considered a declination of employment and is a basis for termination of SEP entitlement for the current PCS of the sponsor. To claim Military Spouse Preference you must have been married to the sponsor prior to the reporting date on the orders. PCS orders must be submitted with the resume in order to be eligible for Spouse Employment Preference (SEP).

DD-214 must be submitted with the resume in order to be eligible for Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP).

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.

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