Warehouse Material Handler

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Description/Job Summary

Brownells enjoys a great reputation in its industry and a great team to drive that brand, but we’re constantly growing and need passionate people like you to join our team. As a family-owned company for more than 75 years, we can’t wait to meet you -- and your family.

Speaking of your family, they come first, and we’ll always do our best to help you spend the most time with them possible. In fact, we can prove it. We’re the proud recipients of The Alliance of Work-Life Progress Seal of Distinction in both 2014 and 2015. We achieved this by implementing a number of employee-friendly programs including flexible work arrangements, and numerous initiatives designed to enhance the quality of the lives of our team members and their families.

Because of our great team, we’re able to maintain a small-company feel, backed by the Midwestern values of honesty, integrity and respect, while being an internationally-recognized brand with customers in more than 60 countries worldwide.

We’re proud to be a progressive company in a traditionally conservative industry, we’re proud of our shooting heritage and we are Serious About Firearms.

This position will start at $15.00/hr


This position is responsible for working in the warehouse or stock room to pull items to meet parts lists. Additional responsibility includes ensuring that a requested kit is directed to the appropriate area. The Warehouse Material Handler will be certified or trained in operating machinery used for moving heavy items.


Material Handling

  •  Unloads and loads product from/to incoming and outgoing delivery trucks in a safe manner.
  • Verifies proper receipt of products.
  •  Moves pallets of product to designated area in the facility.
  • Picks orders.
  • Stocks product. Rev. Date:
  • Stocks office supplies for internal office areas.
  •  Reads work orders or receives and listens to oral instructions to determine work assignment.
  • Performs other routine jobs as directed by leadership.


  •  Responsible for clean-up of designated areas.
  • Conducts all aspects of the material handling job safely and efficiently
  •  Receives and applies training in the proper handling, movement and storage of materials.
  •  Reports safety violations to Supervisor or Manager.
  • Corrects observed unsafe handling practices of self and peers.


  • Contributes to Brownells’ goal of providing a hazard-free workplace
  •  Participates in continuous process improvements
  • Works cooperatively with management personnel and fellow employees to accomplish objectives
  •  Works within a team


  • Assists in filling out forms and documenting material movement and location of inventory to ensure timely, damage-free, and accurate shipments and stock


Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Shipping processes
  • Forklift experience preferred
  • Haz-Mat Shipping Regulations
  • Haz-Mat
  • Proper safety practices
  • Organize and store supplies
  • Inventory records
  • Shipping materials
  • Receiving materials
  • Locating materials
  • Transporting materials
  • Picking orders
  • Stacking pallets
  • Procedural knowledge


  • Data entry
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Decision making
  • Time management
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Continuous Performance Improvement
  • Operate a forklift
  • Gathering and using information
  • Basic reading
  • Basic writing
  • Arithmetic computation

Abilities and Strengths

  • Able to read written instructions
  • Frequent lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Work in conditions ranging from 40-100 degrees
  • Able to safely operate lifts
  • Able to work at heights up to 30 feet
  • Operate Hand Jacks


  • Safety awareness
  • Willing to cross train to other departments
  • Accountability
  • Customer focus
  • Adaptability
  • Detail orientation
  • Quality orientation

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

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Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at careers@brownells.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.