Material Handler

Job Locations US-AL-Birmingham
Job ID
# of Openings
Hourly Full-Time
Work Location
On Site

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description


  • Safely and efficiently move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, or containers, by hand or using forklifts or other equipment.
  • Identify and sort cargo before loading and unloading.
  • Read work orders or receive oral instructions from Lead Material Handler.
  • Record numbers of units handled or moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets.
  • Maintain equipment storage areas to ensure that inventory is protected.
  • General housekeeping of various production areas.
  • Makes sure shelves at various production areas are well stocked.
  • Puts away extra supply/materials that are no longer needed at certain areas in the production line.
  • Follow all established safety procedures.
  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule.
  • Responsible for special projects as assigned. 


  • The ideal candidate for the Material Handler position will possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and 1+ years of related experience. Forklift operation certification preferred.


  • Ability to become fork-lift certified.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Ability to operate storage and material handling equipment (i.e., pallet jacks, forklifts, etc.)
  • Knowledge and usage of measuring and testing devices, hand and power tools.
  • Basic math abilities.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Uncompromising commitment to safety.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with other team members.

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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