Material Handler (Forklift Certified)

8 months ago
Job ID
Manufacturing and Distribution




Support the packaging and shipping operations by supplying and removing newsprint, move recyclable materials and prepare bundles of materials. 


  • Operate a forklift truck to move rolls of newsprint to designated press area.
  • Move recyclable material to appropriate bins and prepare bundles of material for vendors.
  • Remove scrap newspapers using a pallet truck and remove empty newsprint cores (strip cores using machine, dispose of waste, prepare cores for newsprint vendors).
  • Maintain electric trucks (check and fill water, grease, hydraulic fluid).
  • Assist in shipping and receiving when required (arrival of equipment, inserts, etc.).
  • Clean production areas of scrap, paper and dust, using broom and vacuum.
  • Perform additional duties as required, to support the goals of The Courant and the department. 


  • High school equivalency desirable.
  • Fork lift operation experience needed with updated forklift truck training certificate. 
  • Baler experience helpful but not required.
  • SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED, including physical requirements of job: 
    • Ability to move and lift material using a fork lift truck. 
    • Ability to lift and remove cores and scrap weighing up to 50 pounds. 
    • Ability to prepare bundles of recyclable materials by moving material into compactor and pulling wires to secure bundles (requires a pulling strength of 100 pounds).
  • Shift varies and includes nights, weekends and holidays.



Hartford Courant Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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