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Exide Technologies Material Handler in Salina, Kansas


Exide is looking for great additions to the Salina team! Material Handlers operate various types of equipment moving product from locations ranging from 16 foot racks to floor locations for various departments in plant or distribution center facilities. Material Handlers must work safely and in an efficient manner. We’re seeking people with positive attitudes, safety and quality orientations, and team-oriented spirit. The best candidates are dependable and take pride in their work. Mechanical aptitude is a plus.

The starting pay rate will be $16.78 per hour; skill and business need will determine pay.

Shifts are scheduled for 12 hours, and mandatory overtime may be required; weekend work is a part of all schedules.


  • C- Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and every other Wednesday (Days)

Exide Technologies offers a strong benefit package that includes the following:

  • Medical, prescription, dental and vision plans

  • Short-term, long term disability and employee life

  • 401(k) plan

  • 3% Retirement Contribution

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid Holidays

  • Exide pays the majority of your benefit contribution costs

  • Most benefits are effective on your date of hire


  • Must successfully complete the material handling training and be licensed for the equipment used, such as sit down forklifts.

  • Comply with all safety and health policies and procedures.

  • Moves grids, plates, racks, etc. to assigned area as needed. Areas include but not limited to Assembly, Pasting, Finishing.

  • May be responsible for loading and starting pasting ovens and keeping the lines set up with material to use for making the product in their department.

  • Receives material in the plant and provides receiving paperwork to the designated person

  • May be responsible for loading hazardous material trucks ensuring that all barrels are correctly labeled, not overweight and barrel(s) meet DOT requirements.

  • Performs preventative maintenance procedures on forklift.

  • Capable of performing simple math such as counting product and record information in written form and or computer program.

  • Load and unload over-the-road trailers with powered equipment.

  • Must be able to understand and communicate in simple English to receive training instruction and to perform team responsibilities.

  • Maintain the workspace in a clean and orderly condition.

  • Comply with current quality systems requirements.

  • Follow lean manufacturing procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

  • May be exposed to lead (dust, fumes, and molten form) and other hazards.


Physical Requirements:

  • Manually handle 5 pounds to 50 pound batteries.

  • May move or carry short distances, wood pallets weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Hand - eye coordination to operate reach truck/walkie.

  • Continuous standing, walking, or riding a truck/forklift and getting on and off to perform required job duties.

  • Occasionally required to work in extreme environmental conditions (hot, cold, humid)

Equipment Used:

  • Personal Protective Equipment as required.

  • Electric walkie, reach truck, forklift, oven control panels, barcode system, clipboard, pen/pencil, computer.

Education, Experience, Skills Required:

  • Must successfully complete the applicable material handling training and be licensed for the equipment used.

  • Must be able to understand and communicate in basic English to receive training, instructions and perform team responsibilities.

  • Mechanical aptitude preferred.

  • Previous manufacturing or related experience preferred.

  • Computer literate.

  • Must achieve passing score on pre-employment assessment

  • High school diploma preferred

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Job Locations KS-Salina

Requisition ID 2020-2690

Category Manufacturing - Operations

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Address 413 E. Berg Road

Postal Code 67401