Niles, Illinois

Position Purpose
Under the direction of and reporting to the Department Leader, the Stock Handler follows procedures and instructions to physically transfer materials between processes or areas, maintaining accurate inventory and traceablitiy records.
Material handling activities include (but are not limited to) receiving, basic visual inspection, stocking, returns, picking, counting, weighing, packaging, kitting, issuing and delivering. Works with general supervision.

Essential Functions
  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks such as verifying or filling out paperwork, inputting or providing data, maintaining inventory accuracy, etc., and data entry or reporting.
  • Performs a variety of organizational functions such as counting, weighing packaging etc. to prepare materials for subsequent processes.
  • Physically transfers material from one process to another.
  • Follows all safety procedures identified in the stock area in regard to bending, lifting and the operation of all material handling equipment.
  • Coordinates and prioritizes materials and item movements from receiving and product drop off areas, sorts and stores on racks, trays and shelves in a predetermined order, i.e. stocking parts.
  • Attaches identifying tags or labels to stock or marks information on containers.
  • Picks material from racks, trays and shelves, and prepares them for assembly, sub-assembly, spare part orders or other subsequent processes.
  • Maintains accurate inventory records and traceability on inventory items.
Other Functions
  • Identifies non-conformance.
  • Promotes teamwork and cooperative efforts.
  • May be required to run simple motorized equipment to perform functions (e.g. bandsaw, chemical etching, vibro engraving)
  • May be required to be certified and operate powered material handling equipment (e.g. forklift truck, motorized pallet handler, crane)


  • Good reading, writing and math skills.
  • Meet deadlines as required.
  • Basic Knowledge of WISE.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere.

Education or Formal Training:

  • High School diploma or equivalent, international equivalent desired or equivalent expererience.

Experience Required:

  • No related work experience required.

    Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company’s innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.

    Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans

Niles, Illinois

Woodward delivers lasting contributions to energy control, always innovating for a better future. 

Woodward integrates leading-edge technologies into fuel, combustion, fluid, actuation, and electronic control systems for the aerospace and industrial markets. Our growth is driven by the increasing demand for fuel-efficient, low-emission, and high-performance energy management. 

We have a clear vision and follow carefully planned long-term strategies. With multiple locations in fourteen countries, Woodward can respond quickly with solutions tailored to the local demands of our customers. 

Our leadership in energy control and optimization solutions is built on a strong foundation, dating back to 1870. We are driven by the needs of our customers and guided by our tradition of integrity, values, and principles.



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