Material handler - entry Job at Alene Candles, Milford, NH

  • Alene Candles
  • Milford, NH

Job Description

Full job description

Who We Are

Alene Candles LLC & Midwest is a private label, contract manufacturer that produces high-quality candles for some of the world’s most recognized retail, boutique, and cosmetic brands. With our headquarters in New Hampshire and locations in Ohio, we’ve been in business for over 25 years. We are passionate about making the best products in the world, making safety our number one priority, and being an insanely great place to work. We have been selected as a "Best Company to Work For" in 2020 and 2021 and 2023 Business of the Year for Manufacturing.

The Position

We are seeking a Material Handler for 1st shift on our production floor. Material Handlers organize and transport production and support material and equipment within the area of assignment. You may use manual and powered material handling equipment and packaging equipment.

Rate of Pay

The Material Handler II position starts at $17.50/hr.

The Hours

This position works first shift Monday-Thursday, 6:30am - 4:30pm.

During our busy season, we anticipate there being some overtime available. We typically work 1-2 extra shifts a month during this time, depending on customer demand. Our busy season runs from August-December but is subject to change based on our customers' needs.

The Location
We are located at 51 Scarborough Lane, Milford, NH. This position is onsite.

Who We Are Looking For

This position is a physical role with lifting, bending, twisting, and being on your feet for the entire shift. You must be able to lift up to 50 lbs independently. You should have experience with manual pallet jacks. Electric pallet jack experience is a bonus. You should also have experience using scan guns.

Additional Job Details

  • Follows and complies with all safety rules and regulations. Maintains individual work area/equipment in a neat, orderly manner. Detects and reports improper operations, faulty equipment/ tooling, defective materials and unusual conditions to material lead or supervisor. Count items and audit for package/ shipping damage.
  • Locate, pick, move and store material and equipment according to established procedures, both written and verbal.
  • Unloads and stores material in proper locations and perform receiving transactions.
  • Use material handling equipment such as hand and powered pallet movers, fork trucks and some powered packing equipment such as banders and shrink wrappers.
  • Maintain proper documentation and records using various paper forms and computer systems
  • Maintain necessary records as required. Moves material as necessary in performance of duties. Cycle count as scheduled.
  • Obtain and maintain proper training for powered industrial trucks. Maintain daily logs
  • Perform other duties as directed.
  • Experience using a scanning gun
  • Experience loading and unloading a 53-foot box truck
  • Experience and understanding of BIN transfers
  • Inventory Control experience
  • Good Problem-Solving Skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Frequent mental and visual attention, where the flow of work takes place in highly congested areas. Pedestrian traffic is constant.


Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Experience with pallet jacks (manual and/or electric) and scan guns

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Forklift experience is not required, but desired
  • Knowledge of products manufactured including health and safety regulations
  • Ability to use various machines and practical skills
  • Ability to follow and execute instructions
  • Ability to follow quality control methods
  • Good communication skills and the ability to be accurate, patient, and responsible
  • Basic knowledge of computers. Data entry required and the ability to function in our MRP system in order to enter transactions.


Alene offers a host of competitive benefits for full-time employees, some of which include: Medical, Dental, and Vision with a Healthcare Reimbursement Account, 401(k) with company match, Basic Life Insurance (100% company paid), Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement and “Alene Gives Back” – our paid volunteer program.

Alene Candles provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Should you require assistance completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact or call 603-673-5050 and ask to speak to Human Resources. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs in a reasonable amount of time.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Contract work, Local area, Flexible hours, Shift work, Day shift,

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