As a Materials Examiner and Identifier (Forklift Operator), you will be responsible for the following duties:
· Receives, examines and determines the condition and disposition of a wide variety of materials.
· Reviews disposal turn-in document (DTID) accompanying material and compares data against property to assure correct information including proper documentation (e.g., stock number, nomenclature, quantity, unit of issue, disposal authority code, DEMIL and condition code).
· Visually inspects usable property for obvious signs of condition and determines acceptability.
· Determines condition and reportability and special handling requirements (e.g., hazardous material, precious metals, security, DEMIL, Special focus items, etc.) and assigns appropriate classification instructions for warehousing.
· Verifies accuracy of demilitarization codes, takes action to challenge questionable items/codes, and maintains segregated storage of property requiring DEMIL.
· Ensures proper certification is attached to turn-in document when demilitarized by host or generating activity.
· Performs special and periodic inventory of property; re-palletizes/re-locates property as necessary.
· Operates forklifts and related materials handling equipment to move, load and unload, stack or un-stack palletized materials, supplies, and equipment.
Performs moderate to heavy lifting when moving material by hand or hand-truck. They may lift or carry items that weigh up to 50 lb. The heavier items are moved with weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers. Performs work on hard surfaces, over rough terrain and on forklifts. Assignments require prolonged working in tiring and uncomfortable positions, standing, walking, bending, stooping and pushing and pulling material.
Work is performed inside warehouses that may be hot, cold, damp and drafty and in outside areas, i.e., dock areas, scrap yards, or other areas exposed to varying weather conditions. Is exposed to physical hazards normally associated with scrap yard, open storage, and warehouse operations including various kinds of material handling equipment and hand and power tools. Wears safety equipment as required. Incumbent must exercise precautions to avoid injury to/from carelessness of others in operation of fork lifts and other equipment in the work area. SAFETY AND HEALTH RESPONSIBILITIES: As a condition of employment, incumbent shall adhere to all safety standards, rules, regulations, and procedures and use personal protective equipment and devices as required and work in a safe and healthful manner. Must remain continually aware of the necessity for job safety and health precautions. Must immediately report all occupational mishaps, illnesses, and injuries to supervisor on day of occurrence. Reports and corrects, where possible, unsafe and un-healthful conditions to supervisor. Any person(s) performing the duties in this position description may be required to participate in a medical surveillance program. Inclusion in the medical surveillance program will be determined by the DLA Disposition Services/DRMR Safety and Occupational Health Manager, in conjunction with the host industrial hygienist/bio-environmentalist.