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ILLUME is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-quality branded and private-label home fragrance and personal care products. ILLUME has recently relocated to a state-of-the-art Corporate Office, Distribution, and Manufacturing facility in Maple Grove, Minnesota. ILLUME is a fast-growing company experiencing year-over-year growth, and they are adding to their high-talent workforce to keep pace with their current growth and proactively scouting talent in anticipation of future needs.

Job Description

As a Material Handler/Forklift Operator, you will be responsible for the accurate moving, locating, relocating, replenishment, and storing of materials, utilizing a forklift or other power operated equipment.

Day to Day Responsibilities

Five Key Accountabilities

  • Productivity
  • Quality/Accuracy
  • Inventory
  • Communication
  • Maintain good safety and sanitation practices


  • Pull raw product based on work order pick lists and deliver material to production lines in a timely manner to support production
  • Receive work ticket, pull product from overstock, and replenish pick bins
  • Transport, pick, and pack pallets to shipping stage bin
  • Operate a fork lift and/or pallet jack to move product
  • Move stock to and from inventory warehouse in an organized and timely manner
  • Load and unload trucks at the receiving dock as needed
  • Receive shipping paperwork, receive PO, and put away product


  • Responsible for accurate shipping, replenishment, and put-away while limiting damage
  • Receive incoming raw materials using a scanning device
  • Properly secure, label, and put away product in warehouse bin
  • Accurately replenish product to the correct locations


  • Maintain accurate bin locations and inventory quantities
  • Conduct cycle count inventory when required
  • Receive and track raw materials movement to ensure accurate inventory counts and availability of materials
  • Move materials to and from the receiving dock, warehouse, production floor, or other locations following FIFO inventory practices
  • Ensure a smooth flow of inventory items to the production floor through open communication with scheduling, supervisors, production, and other departments
  • Complete daily movement sheets / transactions to ensure inventory accuracy
  • Count and verify product code, quantity, and warehouse location using computer generated count sheets to ensure accurate inventory records
  • Receive product, properly record amounts, and enter product location into the inventory system. Perform inventory adjustments and transactions on warehouse inventory system
  • Investigate and determine the root cause of inventory discrepancies and suggest corrective actions to process/procedure to eliminate future occurrences


  • Accurately communicate job progress with other employees and supervisors especially during a shift change
  • Work collaboratively with co-workers in a team environment
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements
  • Communicate issues timely to manager
  • Accept work direction from and supervisors and managers

Maintain good safety and sanitation practices.

  • Complete daily forklift inspection form and report any unsafe conditions immediately
  • Follow safety procedures and guidelines at all times during forklift operation to ensure a safe working environment
  • Retain procedural training and follow as directed for safe operation
  • Maintain neat and organized warehouse. Keep aisles clear of unused product, pallets, and other debris

Minimum Years of Experience

High School Diploma or GED required. Must be certified by ILLUME to drive forklift. Certification to take place within 15 days of employee start date. Previous warehouse /manufacturing experience preferred. 1 year of forklift experience with certification preferred. Ability to use scanning device and pay attention to detail to ensure accuracy. Ability to work independently from work direction and meet timelines. Must be able to read and understand written and verbal instruction and basic math.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$21 per hour hour + $1,000 signing bonus


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Great Medical Plan Options (including Family Coverage)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life, Short + Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401k Plan (Up to 4% Match)
  • 16 Days of PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays (2 are Floating)
  • Anniversary Program, Department and Company-Wide Celebrations

Application Information

All we need is your resume to start!

About Company
ILLUME is a Minnesota-based company of 200 employees and a leader in the world of home fragrance and personal care.

10501 Elm Creek Boulevard, Maple Grove, Minnesota

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