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Material Handler (Forklift Operator)

Company: U.S. Army Sustainment Command
Location: Killeen
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Summary About the Position: This position is located in the 407th Army Field Support Brigade, Logistic Readiness Center, Supply & Services Division, Fort Hood, TX. This position is a Term position NTE 13 months. It is temporary and may be extended up to a maximum of six years of total service without further competition. Responsibilities Processes items through the pre-screen for disposition instructions. Packs, unpacks, sorts, stacks, warehouses, bins and moves items, makes in-storage checks for obvious need for maintenance, vermin control, and damage, reporting findings and serious damages to supervisor for action. Incumbent physically packs and crates weapons for shipment and inspects sensitive items, to include firearms, to ensure items are properly packed and crated for transport. Receives stock from assembly area or direct movement of stock from various warehouses, determining appropriate hold locations for assembling shipping items. Participates in inventories by counting types and quantities of items, maintaining tally listings during the count, using scanners, wands, and wedges. Operates electric, gasoline, or diesel powered forklift trucks in order to lift loads weighing under 10,000 lbs as high as 168 inches. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans Current Department of Army Civilian Employees Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473 Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible Reinstatement Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Material Handler (Forklift Operator) without more than normal supervision. Performing common Materials Handler (FLO) duties to stock, rotate, and mark stock items which are usually covered by detailed procedures or standardized instructions. Utilize computer terminal equipment to determine stock locations and making selections by quantity and stock numbers. Operate a forklift to maintain and arrange storage areas in accordance safety procedures. working under normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Ability To Do The Work Of The position Without More Than Normal Supervision Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. Dexterity and Safety Knowledge of Materials Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic) Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order) Physical Effort: Stands, stops, bends and works in tiring and uncomfortable positions. May be required to work at a rapid pace for prolonged periods. Frequently lifts and carries material weighing up to 50 pounds, and at times may handle items weighting over 50 pounds. Moderate physical effort is used in operating forklift hand and foot controls while driving, turning, starting and stopping the forklift and raising, lowering, and tilting loads being moved. Working Conditions: The employee typically works indoors and outdoors in an environment involving everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, warehouses, or meeting rooms observance of normal safety practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations as required. All are expected to comply with all health and safety regulations, standard operating procedures (SOP) and OSHA standards. Employees take all reasonable care to ensure their actions do not impact on the health and safety of themselves, other employees or visitors to the organization, and will stop and report such infractions. Individuals shall comply with provisions of AR 385-10, Army Safety Program and the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Personnel shall wear all safety items required by OSHA and local SOP during the performance of tasks requiring personal protective equipment (PPE). Maybe exposed to dirt, dust, oil, grease fume, smoke and irritating fluids and required to wear protective equipment for clean up. Education This position does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. This is a Career Program (CP) 13 - Supply Management position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. 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. Position may be filled as a temporary promotion or temporary reassignment NTE 13 months by a current permanent Army employee. Temporary promotions or reassignments may be extended up to a maximum of five years, and may be made permanent without further competition. Position may be filled as a term appointment NTE 13 months, if candidate is not a current permanent Army employee. Term appointments may be extended up to a maximum of six years. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit

Keywords: U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Killeen , Material Handler (Forklift Operator), Professions , Killeen, Texas

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