Welcome to the WAGNER world!

With more than 1,600 employees at 16 locations and in 13 countries we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. We bring colour, protection and functions to surfaces. Our customers are industrial enterprises, crafts enterprises and do-it-yourselfers. The enthusiasm for perfect surfaces unites us. We are not simply looking for employees. We are looking for people who share our enthusiasm.

Material Handler II

Otsego, MN, US, 55330



Thank you for your interest in Wagner. We always have our eyes open for talented people who want to learn, grow and expand their capabilities with Wagner.

Wagner Spray Tech believes that people represent a company's most important asset. At Wagner, we strive to create an organization where everyone participates and efforts are focused toward continuous improvement. These improvements are driven by dedication, teamwork, and the innovation of the Wagner family.

Our company participates in the US government's E-Verify process. In addition, all offers of employment are contingent on a drug test and background check.


Our benefit package includes starting at 4 weeks PTO per year, 401(k) and a company match, medical, dental, life, disability, long term care insurance, as well as tuition reimbursement.

Position Objective:   


The individual in this role is responsible for operating forklifts and/or other material handling equipment as part of the production process. The team member will utilize equipment while performing tasks to include- picking units and/or parts and accessories for shipment, moving inventory to designated locations, unloading trucks/trailers and containers for inbound product and assisting in its movement off the receiving dock and maintaining appropriate paperwork.




  1. Resolves problems either verbally or electronically with venders, carriers and couriers.
  2. Able to train new forklift operators and give complete forklift certification test.
  3. Should be able to troubleshoot ERP system inventory movement and transactions to root cause problem solve
  4. Capable to act as back up team lead as needed.
  5. Trains and mentors Material Handler I individuals as it relates to pick, pack, ship, and load best practices.
  6. Confidentially handles usual, unusual or difficult inquiries or situations, or may direct to the appropriate individual as needed; may provide documented input to supervisor for performance reviews, corrective action, performance improvement and candidate selection.
  7. Picks units and/or parts and accessories for shipment to customers by reading a pick document, using a hand held RF Gun, or voice technology.  May consolidate orders with additional shipments as needed. Packs and labels according to customer shipping and routing requirements.
  8. Coordinates with planners, buyers, production personnel and carriers for the timely unloading of containers and trailers and assists the Distribution Group Lead with the coordination and scheduling of incoming containers, trucks and trailers.
  9. Train new forklift operators and give complete forklift certification test.
  10. Resolves issues such as receipt of inventory, missing purchase orders and no cost in coordination with other departments.
  11. Unloads incoming trucks and containers and verifies that all items are accounted for, reporting damages or discrepancies; enters inventory items on the computer and forwards paperwork to appropriate individuals.
  12. Operates forklift and other material handling equipment to fill customer orders and move inventory throughout the warehouse.
  13. Sorts UPS and other courier shipments of smaller items.
  14. Matches manifests to purchase orders and prints and attaches travelers to product(s).
  15. Picks and ships ATS’s, WV’s and maintains DMA process DMR’s and specialty shipments
  16. Offload, palletize, and inventory inbound shipments.
  17. Assist in the physical aspect of cycle counts and selected inventory daily and identifies and reports any inventory discrepancies.
  18. Receives work direction from department leadership, however, incumbent is responsible for prioritizing his/her own work by sales allocation, date needed to fill and logistics of work order.
  19. Records appropriate data on shipping documents using an ERP system and follows unique customer I.D requirements.
  20. Performs other duties as assigned.





Education and Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED); post-secondary education preferred. 
  • Must have at least 3 years of related experience and ability to obtain forklift certification or license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple and complex instructions and follow written and verbal directions.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations such as to adding, subtracting, and dividing using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and skill using Microsoft Office applications and ERP systems.
  • Ability to use scanners for counting and inventory tracking and control.
  • Knowledge of the standard methods used to pack and unpack materials and supplies from trucks, containers and racking/shelving.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis