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Material Handler

Job ID: R0053896 Location: Irvine, California, United States of America
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Irvine, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.


We are currently looking for a Material Handler to join the Thales Avionics, a subsidiary of Thales USA team in Irvine, CA.

The Material Handler performs physical or administrative tasks involved in the shipping, receiving, storing, and distribution of materials, parts, supplies and equipment. Examines stocks, distributes materials to inventory, to manufacturing lines, and for fulfillment of customer demand. Unpacks and validates goods received against purchase orders or other invoices. Lifts heavy items and may operate a forklift. Prepares and maintains records of items shipped, records of received goods, and other transactional documentation. Posts weights, shipping charges, and prepares goods for final shipment.


  • Receives material
  • Checks material against documentation for proper nomenclature, identification and quantity
  • Sorts, counts and checks received goods, raw materials, finished or semi-finished parts and sub-assemblies
  • Stores articles in proper location
  • Pulls items, issues material, supplies, components and parts from stock
  • Prepares stock kits for production departments
  • Audits contents of kits and stock
  • Initiates reorder when minimum quantities are reached
  • Prepares shortage documentation
  • Reviews status of shortages, back order files and inventory status reports
  • Interfaces with other functional areas such as receiving inspection, production control and assembly departments in order to coordinate shortages or expedite stock problems
  • Keeps stock in orderly arrangement
  • Researches part numbers
  • Maintains documents and files
  • Utilizes small hand tools, scales and operates material handling equipment such as forklifts, skids, pallet handlers and hand trucks


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months customer service, warehousing or transportation logistics experience and/or training

APICS, CPM classes and/or certification desired. Experience with an ERP system such as SAP, Oracle, or Peoplesoft is a plus.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

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For United States Candidates

Thales is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age or any other characteristic protected by law. Please read Thales Equal Opportunity Policy Statement. Please read our Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

For more information about your rights as an applicant, please review EEO is the Law and EEO is the Law Supplement or EEO is the Law (Spanish) and EEO is the Law Supplement (Spanish).

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Irvine, United States of America

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