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Material Handler Temporary Part/Time

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Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: McKinney, TX, US, 75072

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 14777

Additional Locations: Frisco, Texas, Plano, Texas

Overall Responsibility:
This temporary, part-time,  Materials Handler is responsible for prepping textbook materials, keeping track of inventory needs, and transporting textbook materials to sales presentations. The Materials Handler will be taking direction from the Field Sales Team and coordinating with other Materials Handlers to ensure timely delivery of and setup of materials for sales events.   


Primary Accountabilities:

  • Unpacking presentation bags and sample kits from boxes and prepping them according to Field Sales Team instruction
  • Carry books in and out of presentations, in-services, etc. stuff mailboxes, setup/tear down for presentations.   Tabbing books, leading vans, organizing storage unites, other miscellaneous labor jobs  
  • Maintaining organization and inventory of materials within warehouse
  • Moving bins of materials in and out of warehouse, vehicles, and school buildings across Dallas and Fort Worth
  • Working with UPS/Fedex drivers to ensure deliveries are successful to warehouse
  • Transporting materials and setup of materials at sales events (inclusive of presentations, exhibits, conferences) as directed by Field Sales Team
  • Renting vehicles as necessary to transport large amounts of materials to sales events
  • Moving materials across the state so extensive driving may be required depending on applicant’s location
  • Other duties as assigned may include building folders with provided marketing, tabbing books, etc.



Skills & Competencies:

  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Good at taking initiative with responsibilities
  • Experience in sorting and classification for warehouse storage preferred but not required
  • Flexibility in schedule needed in order to accommodate transportation of materials for daytime and occasionally evening events
  • Must have valid driver’s license and have own transportation


Education & Experience:

·         High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent experience to job posting


Physical Requirements:

  • Material handling skills.  Must be able to lift/push/carry up to 50 lbs frequently. 
  • Person must be able to sit for extended periods with driving
  • Person must be able to stand and bend while holding 40-50 lb. boxes as this position requires the moving of those materials in and out of vehicles


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.





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