Knoll Inc. Material Handler - 1st Shift in Muskegon, Michigan

Material Handler - 1st Shift

Tracking Code 1483-056

Job Description

This is a 1st shift opportunity.


Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, architectural accessories allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together.

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Operate equipment (standup/sit-down/swing reach forklift, aerial lift) in a safe and timely manner. Ensure equipment is kept clean, perform daily safety checklists and communicate equipment problems. Change forklift battery as necessary, wear appropriate safety equipment. Support manufacturing with raw material, tooling, requisition product from warehouses, maintain Kanban/2BIN and ensure material availability on the shop floor. Prioritize material requirements and assist in determining production priority. Participate in cycle count program/perform verifications and maintain inventory accuracy of 99%+. Must maintain a valid forklift license and follow MIOSHA standards as a professional material handler. Participates in standard job rotations.


Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Bend and twist at the waist frequently. Push and pull with a force up to 25 pounds and push up to 55 pounds. Squat and kneel occasionally. Have good eye and hand coordination. Lift up to 50 pounds frequently. Work around moving machines. Tolerate heat, dust and vapors. Discriminate between Knoll colors. Wear safety equipment.

Decision Making: Good decision making, planning, and organizational skills.

Operating systems principles and objectives (this competency appears in all job descriptions): Knows all established operating systems (e.g. quality, safety, environmental). Understands the responsibility to maintain familiarity the systems and this position’s role in support of these systems - including a consideration of the impact of individual actions on the systems and the responsibility to communicate concerns and improvement ideas.


Leadership Competencies – Team Member

Develop People: Listens carefully when a team member has a question. Acts friendly and easily to approach. Has confidence and trust in other team members. Cares about team members as people. Recognizes and praise others’ good work. Offers constructive feedback to help team members do a better job. Encourages team members to use their own judgment. Encourages team members to grow and learn.

Build Teams: Helps with the selection, orientation and training of team members. Emphasizes the “team” and team goals. Shares information with team members. Solves problems well as a team. Encourages team members to resolve conflict when and where it occurs. Encourages friendliness among team members. Recognizes and praises team members for team accomplishments.

Guide Work: Encourages team members to do excellent work. Welcomes ideas and suggestions from other team members. Coordinates work with other team members. Offers team members suggestions for solving work problems. Challenges others to think and be creative about work. Understands and uses consistent work processes. Offers quick and constructive help when someone needs it.

Promote Goals: Maintains high standards of performance. Works hard to achieve the team’s goals for output, quality, and customer service. Demonstrates a commitment to the company vision / mission. Works hard to achieve the goals of the company. Demonstrates the guiding company values / principles.

Accept personal accountability for continuous learning: Takes responsibility for own personal development. Seeks out and uses feedback to make changes. Creates an atmosphere for people to provide feedback. Is open to influence from others. Prepares for and participates meaningfully in the review process. Sees mistakes as learning and growth opportunities.

Build and maintain adult-to-adult relationships: Is respectful when interacting with others. Knows when to ask for help. Is approachable, open to hearing facts from anyone. Focuses on solving problems, not affixing blame. Takes responsibility for self, and holds others accountable for their actions. Demonstrates integrity. Admits mistakes.

Get results in critical areas: Demonstrates a sense of urgency. Makes tough decisions thoughtfully and quickly. Is motivated by achievement, doesn’t mistake effort for productivity. Has a winner’s attitude. Has confidence in self and others. Focuses on understanding and serving the customer. Is enthusiastic, committed and tenacious.

Entrepreneurial: Takes risks to make things better. Takes risks to champion new ideas and initiatives. Considers existing systems and works to improve them. Is creative. Evaluates new ideas and perspectives. Believes there is a solution for every problem and works to discover it. Is courageous. Assumes responsibility. Takes initiative.

Celebrate successes: Recognizes good work and celebrates team and individual successes. Works to make others successful, and enjoys that success. Celebrates big and little successes. Is generous and sincere, says thank you. Lets people know they are valued.

Flexible and willing to change: Manages change well. Communicates widely and effectively during periods of change. Welcomes new ideas. Is personally and professionally flexible. Adapts to the fast changing demands of the business.

Team player; Knoll Muskegon, department, and team: Sees the big picture. Understands that their job is one part of a large system. Considers the impact decisions will make on other teams, functions, and ultimately Knoll Muskegon. Assumes the best in other’s actions, and is supportive of their decisions. Is more interested in "what is right" rather than "who is right". Lets leaders lead, and displays loyalty to them.

No Phone Calls Please

Required Experience

High School Diploma or Equivalent required.

Job Location Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

We are an equal opportunity employer.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.