Position Description

Material Handler
Work Location OR - Lebanon
Job Code 5889
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Our Pennington Seed location in Lebanon is hiring a Material Handler. This position requires a qualified candidate to be safety conscious and able to perform required functions in a productive manner, working with tight schedules and deadlines.

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT & CENTA), is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet, lawn and garden supplies markets. Please visit our website at www.central.com. for additional company information. 


  • Safely and efficiently operate a forklift while picking orders, staging loads, loading/ unloading trucks, warehousing finished goods, stocking warehouse and rotating stock

  • Utilize SAP to print required documents for loading trucks

  • Assist warehouse maintenance with cleaning responsibilities

  • Serve as an LTL back-up driver

  • Work well with coworkers and be flexible in performing a variety of job tasks

  • Perform work in accordance with established safety policies and procedures; comply with all work rules, standards, instructions and requirements

  • Maintain a clean and safe workplace and follow required safety procedures; notify manager of any safety or mechanical issues

  • Able to carry out the above responsibilities and all others that may be assigned in a manner that demonstrates good judgment, common sense, support and adherence to Central’s Safety Policy and Procedures, Quality Policy and Procedures and the Ethics Policy


  • 3+ years forklift warehouse experience with current forklift certification required; LTL certification is a plus

  • Must be able to read, analyze and interpret documents relating to the job, function or project assignment by making decisions when identifying in-process problems, and the ability to deal with a variety of job assignments

  • Must be willing to learn SAP software program functions. Previous SAP experience is a plus

  • Manual labor required in position (i.e. lifting 50 lb. bags)

  • Daily use of industrial equipment (i.e. forklift and other material handling equipment)

  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

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