Materials Handler (MVO)

Fort Myer, Virginia
May 15, 2017
May 23, 2017
Full Time

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

This position is located at Andrew Rader US Army Health Clinic, Department of Pharmacy, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort Myer, VA. Overlooking Washington, D.C, and Georgetown to the north and the Virginia countryside to the south, Fort Myer, VA is a beautiful area rich with historic appeal. The area boasts steady growth and economic development, excellent schools, and average commute times of 14 minutes. With its elite ceremonial units, unique history, and location adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer continues to serve the nation's capital in the finest military tradition.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

  • Not Required

  • No


Screen Out Element:

Ability to do the work of a Materials Handler without more than normal supervision.

Work of a Materials Handler involves: Shipping, receiving, storing and issuing materials in a warehouse. Receiving, unloading and processing incoming shipments of items arriving via various modes of transportation. Assembling items, grouping material according to receiving vouchers, subgroups based on property class, condition of material and type of transactions. Assure items to be shipped and issued are properly marked, tagged and properly packed in suitable containers. Ensure that stock is properly loaded and braced for shipment. Select and prepare documentation for issue, shipment and receipt of stock. Store, stack and palletize items. Use handcarts, dollies and manual equipment to move stock. Conduct warehouse inventories, maintaining tallies during count. Assist in determining the reasons for overages, shortages, or misplaced items. Operate electric, gasoline, or diesel powered forklift trucks weighing up to 10,000 pounds and as high as 168 inches to load, unload, transfer, transport, stack/unstack palletized goods, boxes, crates, merchandize, materials and supplies from one location to another.

Work Practices (Includes Keeping Things Neat, Clean and in Order)
Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Knowledge of Materials.
Dexterity and Safety.
Ability to Operate Safely.

Physical Effort:

Stands, stoops, 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 40 pounds, and at times may handle items weighing over 40 pounds. Moderate physical effort is used in operating forklift and motor vehicle hand and foot controls while driving, turning, stopping, and starting the truck. Moderate physical effort is required in raising, lowering, and tilting loads being moved by the forklift.

Working Conditions:

Works inside and outside subject to heat, cold, damp, drafty, or poorly lighted areas. May work on open docks or in storage yards. Work may be dirty, dusty, greasy. Frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, bruises, falls from ladders, or injury from, material handling, or forklift equipment. Subject to broken bones as a result of accidents while driving or when loading and unloading vehicles.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • 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.


Conditions of Employment:

  • Must have and be able to maintain a valid state driver's license.
  • Must undergo a pre-employment physical.
  • A drug test is required.
  • Successful completion of HAZMAT training is required and the ability to maintain HAZMAT certification.

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Similar jobs