Material Handler I

Date: May 18, 2024

Location: Midland, MI, US, 48642

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 498541 

Job Description


Material Handling Operator - Midland, MI 


International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) Nutrition & Biosciences is seeking multiple Material Handlers to join our team in Midland, MI! If you are hardworking, dependable, and safety conscious, this is your role! We pride ourselves on being a performance-based company that promotes hard-working employees who are looking to make a career with us. 

IFF Nutrition & Biosciences business is a world leader in delivering innovative and sustainable solutions. We are a global, diverse, and inclusive winning team of more than 6,000 employees based in multiple countries. Benefitting from our diversity in nationalities, gender, educational and personal backgrounds, we are joint in our ambition to bring solutions to the world which enable a more sustainable and healthier world! 


You Will Spend Your Time....

As a Material Handler, you will be responsible for completing various tasks around the plant in an accurate and safe manner. Material Handlers start at a base rate of $17.94 plus shift differential. We offer a competitive benefit package that is effective on the first day of employment and includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, vacation, holiday, and a bonus plan!


The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Operate, maintain, clean all equipment associated with the various packaging operations.
  • Package finished product in appropriate packing components per work instructions.
  • Obtain required samples of finished product during packaging operations for laboratory testing.
  • Receive raw materials, packaging, and other supplies per work instructions.
  • Stage, prepare, and load product.
  • Complete all paperwork as required.
  • Follow all safety and (c)GMP rules.
  • Perform duties assigned routinely and during plant emergencies.
  • Environmental responsibilities include proper disposal of waste materials to prevent pollution and use of proper safety procedures to reduce employee health risks. 

Job Requirements


The following are required: 


  • High school diploma/GED.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Willing and able to routinely lift up to 50lbs with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Willing and able to perform repetitive movement, including climb multiple flights of stairs, stand, stoop, and bend.
  • Willing and able to work a rotating shift schedule, including weekends and holidays as required.
  • Willing and able to wear a respirator and other personal protective equipment (PPE), such as steel toes, hardhat, Nomex protective eyewear, face shields, arc protective clothing, and SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus).
  • Good communication skills and the ability to follow directions.
  • Complete the Material Handler Training Checklist.
  • After the incumbents have completed 6 weeks of employment, they will have to pass an on-the-job examination including oral, field, and/or written portions to ensure their knowledge of the process equipment, operating concepts, and technical principles.


*Note: For consideration for the position, one must include an updated resume, participate and be successful in an interview process, and pass a drug screen, background check, physical screen, etc.


While we are interested in all qualified candidates with the potential to work in the United States, we are not able to sponsor visas. Additionally, to qualify for this position, you must be proficient in English, including reading, writing, and verbal communication.


The Pharma Solutions business will be taking on its next chapter of growth as a trusted partner for the pharmaceutical industry with the announcement to sell Pharma Solutions to Roquette. This move will position Pharma Solutions to expand its industry leadership through continued investment in innovation to meet the evolving needs of pharmaceutical manufacturers and developers worldwide. The sale is presently expected to close in the first half of 2025, pending regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. The Pharma Solutions business unit will remain a part of IFF until close and, at such time, it will transition to Roquette. In applying for this position, you acknowledge your awareness that the position is a part of the Pharma Solutions business unit and has been identified to transition to Roquette.

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Nearest Major Market: Midland Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Saginaw