Illume Candles
  • Maple Grove, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Excellent benefit package - Medical, dental, life, disability, 401k plan, great PTO plan + holiday pay and more!


ILLUME is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-quality branded and private-label home fragrance and personal care products.  We are located in a beautiful, state-of-the-art Corporate Office, Distribution and Manufacturing facility in Maple Grove, Minnesota.   We are a fast-growing company experiencing year-over-year growth and we're adding to our high-talent workforce to keep pace with our current growth and proactively scouting talent in anticipation of future needs.


People First. ILLUME believes talent drives success and systems that facilitate success. We focus on programs that unleash the potential of every employee in a supportive, innovative and entrepreneurial environment. Our cultural foundation is based on trust and shared commitment. We're proud of the work we do and those we do it with our team members.


Position Summary

The material handler is responsible for the accurate moving, locating, relocating, replenishment, and storing of materials, utilizing a forklift or other power operated equipment.

Five Key Accountabilities

  • Productivity
  • Quality/Accuracy
  • Inventory
  • Communication
  • Maintain good safety and sanitation practices.

 Duties and Responsibilities


  • Pull raw product based on work order pick lists and deliver material to production lines in a timely manner to support production.
  • Receive work ticket, pull product from overstock, and replenish pick bins.
  • Transport pick and pack pallets to shipping stage bin.
  • Operate a fork lift and/or pallet jack to move product.
  • Move stock to and from inventory warehouse in an organized and timely manner.
  • Load and unload trucks at the receiving dock as needed.
  • Receive shipping paperwork, receive PO, and put away product.


  • Responsible for accurate shipping, replenishment, and put-away while limiting damage.
  • Receive incoming raw materials using a scanning device.
  • Properly secure, label, and put away product in warehouse bin.
  • Accurately replenish product to the correct locations.


  • Maintain accurate bin locations and inventory quantities.
  • Conduct cycle count inventory when required.
  • Receive and track raw materials movement to ensure accurate inventory counts and availability of materials.
  • Move materials to and from the receiving dock, warehouse, production floor, or other locations following FIFO inventory practices.
  • Ensure a smooth flow of inventory items to the production floor through open communication with scheduling, supervisors, production, and other departments.
  • Complete daily movement sheets / transactions to ensure inventory accuracy.
  • Count and verify product code, quantity, and warehouse location using computer generated count sheets to ensure accurate inventory records.
  • Receive product, properly record amounts, and enter product location into the inventory system. Perform inventory adjustments and transactions on warehouse inventory system.
  • Investigate and determine the root cause of inventory discrepancies and suggest corrective actions to process/procedure to eliminate future occurrences.


  • Accurately communicate job progress with other employees and supervisors especially during a shift change.
  • Work collaboratively with co-workers in a team environment.
  • Work closely with teams/departments to create an environment that supports workflow and continuous improvements.
  • Communicate issues timely to manager.
  • Accept work direction from and supervisors and managers.

 Maintain good safety and sanitation practices.

  • Complete daily forklift inspection form and report any unsafe conditions immediately.
  • Follow safety procedures and guidelines at all times during forklift operation to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Retain procedural training and follow as directed for safe operation.
  • Maintain neat and organized warehouse. Keep aisles clear of unused product, pallets, and other debris.

 Skills & Knowledge Required

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must be certified by ILLUME to drive forklift. Certification to take place within 15 days of employee start date 
  • Previous warehouse /manufacturing experience preferred
  • 1 year of forklift experience with certification preferred
  • Ability to use scanning device and pay attention to detail to ensure accuracy
  • Ability to work independently from work direction and meet timelines
  • Must be able to read and understand written and verbal instruction and basic math

 Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Energetic and forward-thinker with high ethical standards.
  • Ability to be strategic with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • Well-organized and self-directed.
  • Intelligent and articulate, with the ability to relate to people at all levels of an organization; excellent communication skills.
  • Proven track record of obtaining results while honoring the organization's values and culture.
  • Employs a collaborative approach; nurtures others with education, support and confidence.
  • Ability to make effective presentations to various levels of audiences.
  • Uses and encourages a professional and balanced approach.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and demonstrates an ability to delegate.
  • Able to respond in a rapidly changing environment.


  • Each Other - Talented and Committed Co-Workers
  • Values-Based Company
  • All Staff Appreciation Events
  • Challenging and Casual Work Environment
  • New State of the Art Facility
  • Growing Company = Opportunities for Advancement
  • ILLUME Employees also enjoy a Generous Compensation and Benefit Package
    • Competitive Compensation (If hired FT at ILLUME, $1.00 hour increase)
    • Great Medical Plan Options (including Family Coverage)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Life, Short + Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 401k Plan (Up to 4% Match)
    • 16 Days of PTO
    • 10 Paid Holidays (2 are Floating)
    • Anniversary Program, Department and Company-Wide Celebrations


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