Material Handler | La Porte, IN | Value City & American Signature Furniture

Material Handler

At American Signature Inc., we believe everyone has the right to a well-furnished life. Every day, our customers embark upon their personal style journey—an adventure. To that purpose, we are committed to providing our customers with an easy and fun furniture shopping experience. The Material Handler is critical in ensuring we meet that goal. This role is responsible for shipping and receiving merchandise and executing other distribution center operations.  The Material Handler reports directly to the Operations Supervisor.

Some of the functions the Material Handler will perform:

  • Embodies our values: Adventure Guides, Serve Others and Own It
  • Communicates and works will with other team members
  • Follows best practices regarding quality, ensuring that our stores and ultimately our customers receive their furniture in perfect working condition
  • Unpacks and loads merchandise on and off trucks
  • Follows best practices regarding tagging and scanning of product, ensuring accurate shipping
  • Meets productivity goals and utilizes time efficiently
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

The Ideal Candidate will have, among other skills and abilities:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Willing to submit to physical capability test, drug screen and background check
  • Can perform continuous lifting and moving of heavy furniture
  • Can be counted on to be punctual and reliable for scheduled shifts
  • Ability to follow safety guidelines
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other team members
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
  • Track record of serving others and putting team goals first
  • Owners mindset; takes ownership over everything within scope of responsibility
  • Embody an adventure guide; passion for the business, bringing curiosity and innovation to the job
  • Proactive approach; identifies and solves problems
  • Adaptability; flexible to shifting priorities and a changing environment
  • Desire to continuously improve


If you are selected for an interview, a formal job description is available.  Your interviewer can answer any questions you may have about your role in our company.