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Material Handler

Job Location: ​North Canton​

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

About the Role:

$10.67/ hour (Shift differential on 2nd  shift: $0.53/ hour)

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Hours vary between 8 to 12 hour shifts)

M-F 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm (Hours vary between 8 to 12 hour shifts)

The purpose of this position is to ensure the proper flow of materials to the production lines. The material handler must prepare staging areas prior to production with the appropriate packaging, raw materials, WIP, and other items as delineated in the BOM for that item. These quantities should be consistent with the required amount of productions to prevent inventory buildup in floor stock.

Main Responsibilities:


1. Perform all appropriate SYSPRO system entries to maintain Floor Stock and Work In Progress inventory in each Staging Location

2. Ensure that lines are stocked with the proper amounts and types of materials by performing appropriate product structure searches in SYSPRO.

3. Review production dates and FIFO systems for materials to be staged to production lines.

4. Work closely with production scheduling to ensure that all lines have the proper amount of materials for a given production run prior to production start up.

5. Report usage variances immediately to Area Managers.

6. Transfer materials to and from the production floor and the appropriate warehouse.

7. Utilize appropriate material handling machinery; including, electric pallet jacks, manual pallet jacks, and other powered industrial trucks.

8. Perform all appropriate powered industrial truck checks prior to their use

9. Ensure accuracy of all documentation (sort tags, back flush tags, etc.) prior to the movement of any materials, WIP, or finished goods to its appropriate location.

10. Work any assignment as directed by supervisor.

11. Assure regular and timely attendance per company guidelines.

12. Work overtime as assigned by supervisor.

13. Responsible to uphold and maintain the food safety and quality systems.


How are we protecting our employees during COVID-19?

Social Distancing

  • Staggered shifts to limit traffic
  • Dedicated in and out flow to site so no overlap of people incoming and outgoing
  • Cafeterias/Lunchrooms distanced to 6 ft. separation
  • Barriers added where distancing is not possible
  • Floor markers set up in areas where congregation can occur such as punch clock, entrance to plant and exit of plant


  • All employees are asked to self-isolate and refrain from attending work if they have recently traveled, live with someone who traveled, had close contact with a positive or pending case, have symptoms or live with someone who exhibits symptoms
  • Everyone entering the site is screened for fever above 100.4° F
  • Signage posted in key areas such as entrances, lunchrooms, health and safety boards regarding signs and symptoms of COVID-19

Cleaning and Sanitation

Normal GMP’s such as mandatory handwashing already provide a high level of protection for workers; however, the following additional measures have been implemented:

  • Increased sanitization of all high contact touch points at least 2x per shift
  • Increased sanitization of lunchrooms, locker rooms and washrooms 2x per shift
  • Hand sanitizer available throughout plant

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Gloves are available to all employees however it is not always required; effective handwashing practices are always preferred
  • Disposable/surgical type masks are mandatory for everyone in the plant (employees, visitors and contractors
How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.