Aleris Material Handler in Lincolnshire, Illinois

Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.

Our Production department is seeking to add a talented Material Handler to our Lincolnshire facility. The purpose of this role is to safely, efficiently and effectively contribute to the overall operating process and provide quality product to our customers.

Starting pay for our entry level Material Handlers is $15.79 per hour with scheduled yearly pay increases of 2% through 2021. New employees will have the opportunity to bid for higher paying Operator positions as these positions become available. These Operator positions range in pay from $17.51 to $18.90. Employees receive premium pay (time and one-half) for hours worked on Saturday and Sunday and receive shift differential pay for evening shifts. Employees are eligible for a Productivity Incentive Plan once completing 90 days of service. The plan is paid on a monthly basis with a maximum payout of 30%. For 2018, the plan has paid an average of 26%, indicating incentive pay potential of approximately $8,000 annually.

Aleris offers a competitive benefit program including paid vacation and holidays. Employees are eligible for medical, dental and vision insurance which begins first of the month after hire. New employees are immediately eligible to participate for the 401(k) plan, including Company match up to 2.5%; additional Employer contributions of 4% after one year of employment.

  • Work in a safe manner in compliance with all Aleris safety and environmental requirements, policies, and regulatory statutes

  • Assist the Mill and/or CFL finishing line operators in the preparation and processing of aluminum coils.

  • Operate production line equipment to transfer, stack, wrap, and store finished material.

  • Remove scrap from production lines and loading trucks for proper disposal.

  • Stack and arrange material in the High-Bay area.

  • Follow all required work instructions and quality standards.

  • Assist the production line staff in the inspection of coils to minimize production errors.

  • Analyze and recommend corrective actions to eliminate root cause and maximizing equipment performance.

  • Safely operating forklifts, overhead cranes, and power-tools.

  • Provide any necessary training to area team members on work instructions, production processes, and safety procedures.

  • Ensure 5s and housekeeping programs are maintained and followed.

Interact with Maintenance on equipment failure and repairs.

  • Must be a leader in safety. Demonstrated willingness to support all safety initiatives.

  • Ability to become a qualified forklift and crane operator. Complete and pass training on assigned material handling equipment.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, able to understand, speak, and read English.

  • Basic computer knowledge.

  • Must be able to read basic shop measurements, fractions, and decimals.

  • Must be able to use hand and power tools.

  • Must be able to demonstrate a strong work ethic and positive attitude.

  • Must be available to work all shifts either on a rotational or straight shift assignment.

  • Must have the ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays.

  • Must be able to lift up to 35lbs.

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, physical, and drug screen.

  • Must be capable and willing to train in other job classifications.

  • Must be flexible as job focus and assignments may change frequently based on operational needs.

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Previous experience working in a heavy industrial and/or manufacturing environment preferred but not required

  • Will Train on Forklift Operation

Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who met the qualifications and most closely aligned with requirements of the positions.

Position Type: Full Time

External Company URL:

Street: 200 Schelter Road