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Job opening: Materials Examiner and Identifier (Fork Lift Operator)

Salary: $23 - 27 per hour
City: Norfolk
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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Receives, examines and determines the condition and disposition of a wide variety of materials. Reviews disposal turn-in document accompanying material. Compares data against property assuring correct information and proper documentation (e.g. stock number, nomenclature, quantity, unit of issue, disposal authority code, DEMIL, condition code). Visually inspects usable property for obvious signs of condition and determines acceptability. Determines condition and reportability and special handling requirements (e.g., hazardous material, precious metals, security, DEMIL, Special focus items, etc.) and assigns appropriate classification instructions for warehousing. Verifies accuracy of demilitarization codes, takes action to challenge questionable items/codes, and maintains segregated storage of property requiring DEMIL. Ensures proper certification is attached to turn-in document when demilitarized by host or generating activity. Performs special and periodic inventory of property; re-palletizes/re-locates property as necessary. Operates forklifts and related materials handling equipment to move, load and unload, stack or un-stack palletized materials, supplies, and equipment.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Tour of Duty: 1st Shift (7:00 am 3:30 pm)
  • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive with No Access
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Bargaining Unit Status: Yes
  • Pre-Employment Physical: Required


To qualify for a Materials Examiner and Identifier (FLO), your resume and supporting documentation must support: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard for Trades and Labor Occupations. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties at the level for which you are applying. Emphasis is placed on how you gained the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time, and the required ability or potential to perform the job. Applicants who do not meet the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition. The SOE and minimum qualifications for this position is: Ability to do the work of a Materials Examiner and Identifier (FLO) without more than normal supervision: I perform the common tasks of the job to be filled but under close supervision such as: moves, stores and picks a variety of materials; loads and handles material and determines how items are to be received and identified. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Physical Effort: Performs moderate to heavy lifting when moving material by hand or hand-truck. They may lift or carry items that weigh up to 50 lb. The heavier items are moved with weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers. Performs work on hard surfaces, over rough terrain and on forklifts. Assignments require prolonged working in tiring and uncomfortable positions, standing, walking, bending, stooping and pushing and pulling material. Working Conditions: Work is performed inside warehouses that may be hot, cold, damp and drafty and in outside areas, i.e., dock areas, scrap yards, or other areas exposed to varying weather conditions. Is exposed to physical hazards normally associated with scrap yard, open storage, and warehouse operations including various kinds of material handling equipment and hand and power tools. Wears safety equipment as required. Incumbent must exercise precautions to avoid injury to/from carelessness of others in operation of fork lifts and other equipment in the work area. SAFETY AND HEALTH RESPONSIBILITIES: As a condition of employment, incumbent shall adhere to all safety standards, rules, regulations, and procedures and use personal protective equipment and devices as required and work in a safe and healthful manner. Must remain continually aware of the necessity for job safety and health precautions. Must immediately report all occupational mishaps, illnesses, and injuries to supervisor on day of occurrence. Reports and corrects, where possible, unsafe and un-healthful conditions to supervisor. Any person(s) performing the duties in this position description may be required to participate in a medical surveillance program. Inclusion in the medical surveillance program will be determined by the DLA Disposition Services/DRMR Safety and Occupational Health Manager, in conjunction with the host industrial hygienist/bio-environmentalist.


  • Address DLA Disposition Services 74 Washington Avenue North Suite 6 Battle Creek, MI 49017-3092 US
  • Name: Jodi Evans-Harris
  • Phone: 614-692-0286
  • Email: [email protected]


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