Handler III - Materials-
Tyco - Marinette, WI

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Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP) is a business unit of the Tyco Fire & Security Division, one of three business segments in Tyco. We are a worldwide leader in saving lives and protecting property with our broad portfolio of chemical and water products as well as mechanical products for the fire protection and building products industries. Within TFPP we design, manufacture, and distribute the highest quality products with market leading features for the Commercial, Residential, Storage, HVAC/Plumbing, Food Service, Petroleum Oil & Gas, Mining, Marine and other markets. TFPP is a recognized leader in researching new technologies and developing innovative solutions for our customers. The business unit has approximately 4,500 employees with 27 manufacturing plants and 46 Distribution Branches in Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Latin America, and the US. TFPP is headquartered in Lansdale, PA.


The Warehouse Person works under the direction of the Shipping Supervisor. He/she is responsible for the proper receiving/putaway of stock items, transferring of all materials from the warehouse to other company locations and selecting product to fulfill customer orders, including initiation of the invoice that gets sent to the customer.


Must have a working knowledge of shipping regulations, material handling procedures and knowledge of all products manufactured by the Fire Protection Unit. Must be able to read and complete shipping orders and bills of lading. A basic knowledge of arithmetic is needed in order to work with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division when completing orders. Considerable clerical detail in involved in maintaining MRP/COP and shipping customer orders through the bar code system. Must be able to learn/comprehend and meet all Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements involved in shipping hazardous materials.


Comply with the following health and safety duties as a condition of employment:

Comply with safety rules

Attend and Participate in Safety Training

Participate actively in the safety process

Report all accidents and injuries immediately

Submit suggestions to improve safety

Know their duties in case of emergency

Be a coach to others who are acting unsafely


Comply with the following environmental duties as a condition of employment:

  • Attend and participate in all hazardous and non-hazardous waste trainings.
  • Ability to recognize chemical hazardous labels.
  • Spill management and clean-up.
  • Capability to follow satellite accumulation rules and requirements.
  • Proficiency to recognize hazardous wastes in your area and manage properly.


16 to 18 months is needed to learn shipping procedures and become familiar with product being shipped. Training time is broken down as follows:

  • Four months to become familiar with finished products and parts shipped to export customers;
  • Four months to become familiar with shipping procedures.
  • One month to learn lift truck operation and required maintenance;
  • Four months are required to learn the SAP/COP system and process receipts/shipments using bar code system.
  • Four months to gain speed and competency at the job's major duties.

1. Following shipping orders, locates proper product or materials and transports to shipping area with a lift truck.

2. Following shipping orders, checks, counts, weighs and packs product in accordance with specifications for shipment via UPS, parcel post, air freight or motor carrier. Enters data through the bar code system.

3. Initiates backorder procedure by noting missing parts or product on shipping order and through data entry in the bar code system.

4. Initiates creation of customer invoice through entry of shipping and backorder information into the bar code system.

5. Monitors availability of finished products and related small parts to assure the proper shipping dates by checking print outs and observing material transferred into the shipping area from manufacturing. Communicates with supervisors, Material Control personnel, and Customer Service personnel as needed regarding any product shortages.

6. Loads and unloads material using a forklift truck. Responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the mini locator system by following correct MRP/COP procedures.

7. Responsible for correct documentation and labeling of hazardous material shipments in accordance with IATA, U.S. DOT & IMDG requirements.

8. Layouts and marks (stamps) LTL shipments and completes bill of ladings that are necessary for all shipping orders.

9. Loads volume trailer loads with a lift truck or by hand and prepares products for shipment by using hand tools to build bulkheads, airbags and ava-guard strapping.

10. Works with carriers to verify quantity, type and proper load distribution of product being shipped.

11. Occasionally operates a truck for transporting material and products between warehouses and other company locations when necessary.

12. Performs minor maintenance on trucks and lift trucks by checking battery and oil levels. When necessary, fills LP gas tanks. Replaces fuel tanks on power lift trucks during second or third shift or when truck driver is unavailable on day shift.

13. Packages and ships government orders in accordance with specifications.

14. Assists in performing inventory audits, cycle counts, reconciliation, and physical inventory.

15. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Shipping Supervisor.


Shipping duties are well defined regarding paperwork and procedures. Responsible for correct completion of shipping orders using the bar code system which creates the invoice to the customer. Use judgment to plan picking/packing sequence based on carton size, weight, quantities and hazardous material classification. Responsible for proper loading procedures such as even weight distribution, maximum weight allowance, product bracing/blocking, correct marking of hazardous materials according to DOT regulations and creation of proper paperwork complying with DOT regulations regarding hazardous materials. Knowledge of airfreight requirements and packaging procedures required. Judgment is exercised when stacking or removing product in order to avoid product damage or an unsafe condition. Training new or temporary people is necessary.


Moving product from pallet to pallet or pallet to shipping vehicle requires lifting of average to heavy material such as dry chemical pails weight 50# or more and carrying extinguishers up to 60#. Approximately 50% over 50#. Bending, reaching, stretching, etc. Frequently mounts and dismounts from forklift while packing and shipping orders. Handling Halon/CO2 cylinders, and wheeled units weighing as much as 300# - 800# is a normal daily activity

Tyco Fire Protection offers a competitive salary package in addition to a comprehensive benefits package including a 401(k) with company match.

Tyco is a diverse company that believes its employees are the foundation for investing in its future. Diversity and inclusion are key to growing our business and providing a work environment that fosters contributions by all employees.

Tyco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.






TFPP - Americas

Primary Location


United States-Wisconsin-Marinette

Job Posting


Jan 10, 2013



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