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3M Warehouse Material Handler* in Cordova, Illinois

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Job TitleWarehouse Material Handler

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

Join our 3M Cordova warehouse team! If you like a fast-paced, physical position that gets you up and moving, then come work with us to support the operations and serve our partner plants and customers.

“One of the best parts of my job is feeling the impact of 93,000 3Mers collaborating around the world and seeing the difference they’re able to make in people’s lives.” – Julie Bushman, executive vice president of International Operations at 3M

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Warehouse Material Handler, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

Strong Agility and Judgment: Using Power Industrial Vehicles (PIV) in compliance with all regulatory and safety requirements, to move materials to and from departments as needed as well as loading, moving, or processing hazardous waste Passion for Safety: Demonstrating a passion for safety and good housekeeping by maintaining a safe and clean environment and following the safety standards while continually evaluating the environment for hazards and offering suggestions for improvement. Attention to Detail: Utilizing your attention to detail by documenting quantity, type, weight, and damaged products to maintaining strict shipping/receiving accuracy, reviewing product labels, tags or tickets, shipping manifests, purchase orders and bills of labeling to ensure accuracy and ensure accurate counts during inventory review. Weighing/measuring materials, equipment, or products to maintain relevant records, using volume meters, scales, rules, or calipers. Collaborate with Others: Assisting Warehouse Operators with shipping and receiving functions as well as internal warehouse and tank farm functions and collecting and preparing product samples for our laboratory team to conduct testing/ analysis. Stay active: You’ll be on the move for your whole shift in our fast-paced environment working rotating shifts, weekends and holidays. We will also need to have you work overtime sometimes as the needs of the plant warrant.

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

  • Candidates must be 18 years or older

  • Possess a high school diploma/ GED or higher from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a private, public, government or military environment

  • Ability and willingness to work 12 hour rotating shifts to include weekends and holidays as well as working overtime as needed.

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position. Must have a general GMP orientation; additional training required if assigned to GMP products. Regulatory training, which includes hazardous material training, is completed during employee orientation and annually thereafter. Must complete all PIV training required for material handlers as required.

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Experience operating a forklift

  • Experience within a warehouse environment

  • Experience within a manufacturing environment

Travel: May include up to 0% domestic/international

Relocation: Is not authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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