Production Tech/Material Handler - Wall 1st Shift

Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America Req #2265
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

At KI, we believe knowing our customers helps us serve them better. We listen. We observe. We understand that each customer has unique needs. So, we pride ourselves on helping our customers make smart  furniture decisions by offering expert advice, design options and personalized solutions.Since 1941, we’ve positioned KI as the furniture company that best understands the furniture industry and is committed to providing customers with the smart solutions. By targeting specific markets with solutions for business furniture, university furniture, educational furniture, healthcare furniture and government furniture, we can quickly respond to our customers’ unique needs – including the choice to procure furniture according to what fits their ordering and fulfillment process. That’s why we say we offer far more than furniture. We’re Furnishing Knowledge.

As a Production Technician/Material Handler in the Wall Department employees are responsible for inspecting product load for accuracy and safely transporting it around the warehouse or facility using a forklift to ensure timely and complete delivery.  Manually or mechanically load or unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles. Load and unload warehouse racking safely. Verify and receive inventory utilizing a computerized MRP system. Additional duties may include working in several assembly areas including glazing, plastics & aluminum cutting, base covers, edging, filler panel and assembly of shell product for customer orders. These activities must be performed efficiently, safely and with quality in mind. This position requires the use of hand tools, assembly equipment, and the ability to follow production schedules.

Material Handling:

  • Occasional to frequent lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Help unload product
  • Transfer product from warehouse to production cells
  • Transfer product from receiving floor to warehouse
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate with accuracy required; BPCS experience preferred
  • Forklift certified required 
  • Unload trucks
  • Must be detailed oriented


  • Glazing- accurately cutting, bundling & labeling of parts
  • Plastics & Aluminum Cutting- accurately cutting, documenting, & inspecting of parts
  • Genius Corners- properly grove & bend sliding door covers & genius corner base covers
  • Edging- properly operating mini-melt glue unit & spray gun as well as pulling trim corners for fabric tack-able shells
  • Filler Panel- Correctly assemble shells into frame, use of nip roller
  • Assembly of Mushrooms & Stiffeners- assemble stiffeners & mushrooms to shells, operate nip roller & staple tack-able shells

Continuous Improvement:

  • Document downtime reasons & review regularly with Process Manager
  • Provide suggestions for improvement and foster an environment that encourages suggestions from team members



  • High school or equivalent preferred
  • No previous experience is required, but prior manufacturing experience is helpful
  • Soft Skills: Positive attitude, willingness to learn, regular attendance, frequent interaction with others
  • Ability to lift parts that are 40+ pounds (with assistance)



  • Competitive base wages
  • Monthly Goal Sharing bonus program with earning potential of up to $190 per month
  • 15 Minute paid break
  • Health, Vision, Dental Insurance
  • HSA w/ Employer Contribution
  • Celebration of Achievements
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program *Once vesting period is met
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • + MORE!

KI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other details

  • Job Family Manufacturing / Operations - Plant
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America