Senior Material Handling Associate

Posted Date 5 days ago(3/12/2018 10:26 AM)
Job Location
Employment Type
Contract Labor
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of related experience.


Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Material Handler.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


This is a 2nd shift position. 



The Material Handler position performs a combination of stocking, cycle counting, data verification, and picking and issuing material from various material crib locations to manufacturing production floors.  Must be able to perform in a dynamic high paced manufacturing environment and manage changing priorities as assigned by manufacturing lead.  Work tasks must be completed in a timely manner and the quality of the work must be accurate.   


Pick and package small electronic components and hardware material for delivery to manufacturing production floor

Stock material using a random stocking process

Count material by hand, electronic scale, and/or tape and reel counter

Must have experience with computerized or automated systems to accomplish tasks


Must be able to lift 40 pounds. 

Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations, punctuate properly, spell correctly and transcribe accurately

Candidates must be willing to work over 40 hours per week, as needed, and be able to stand on their feet for long periods of time

Possesses necessary computer skills to proficiently handle routine tasks

Communicates clearly with coworkers, planners, material managers, and internal customers

Identifies material shortages and support problem solving resolution

Helps set and work toward team goals

Coordinates and prioritizes individual daily activities

Supports continuous improvement activities

Actively participates in meetings



Clear knowledge of material planning, control and inventory methodology
Clear organizational skills
Clear communication skills, both verbal and written
Clear customer service skills
Clear collaboration skills
Clear knowledge of the enterprise software and associated data
Exhibits clear adaptability and flexibility
Ability to recognize and meet schedule priorities
Clear knowledge of Government / Customer Property Control
Ability to track, expedite, and pick material shortages to the manufacturing floor
Ability to complete work on assignments that are semi-routine in nature but recognize the need for occasional deviation from accepted practice
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to follow established procedures on routine work, only requiring specific instructions on new assignments

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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