Need to Hire Material Handlers?

RSS is Your Trusted Source for Material Handlers

Drawing on our extensive 30-year experience in the staffing industry, we supply your organization with proficient, knowledgeable, and reliable material handlers who will smoothly blend into your operations and contribute to your success.

Regional Supplemental ServicesOn-Demand Reliable Workforce

Material Handler Staffing

If you need to address a staff shortage, manage seasonal workload fluctuations, or initiate a temporary project, our team at RSS is committed to providing comprehensive support. Our adaptable staffing services are tailored to meet your needs, ensuring that your material handling operations proceed smoothly and efficiently.

Material Handler Staffing Solutions: We offer quick staffing solutions to fulfill your urgent requirements. We ensure that your operations maintain uninterrupted flow while adhering to the highest safety protocols.

Customized Staffing Strategies: We understand that each business faces unique challenges and staffing necessities. We engage closely with you to understand your particular circumstances. With this insight, we craft a staffing plan that aligns with your operational objectives and financial limits, providing an ideal match for your company.

Qualified and Reliable Material Handlers

Our thorough recruitment process guarantees that each material handler we provide you possesses comprehensive knowledge of material handling tasks, encompassing the nuances of inventory management, equipment operation, and maintenance routines.

Positions We Fill

Material Handler

Warehouse Associate

Inventory Clerk

Forklift Operator

Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Stock Clerk

Logistics Assistant

And More!

Discover The RSS Difference

Cost-Effective Strategies: RSS’s temporary staffing solutions bypass the financial burden and complexities associated with onboarding and training new employees. 

Emphasis on Safety: Your operations’ safety is our top priority. We ensure that every material handler we supply adheres to the strictest safety protocols, minimizing risks and creating a safer work environment for everyone involved.

Flexibility & Reliability: Our adaptable staffing solutions are specifically shaped to meet your operations’ dynamic requirements, providing the reliability and peace of mind that comes with knowing your processes are in proficient hands.

Contact RSS

Don’t let staffing obstacles disrupt your operations. Contact RSS today to discover how our specialized temporary staffing solutions can help you maintain smooth, efficient, and secure production processes.

Client Testimonials

Anthony M Smith, UNFI

“UNFI was at the forefront of what was going to become not only a business hurdle but a national pandemic. I was faced with multiple union strikes and staffing shortages around the United States. Upon notification of my first strike (walk-out) RSS was able to provide within 48-72 hours all the support necessary to get the distribution center up and running and on-time to customers. The customers stated that the replacement workers were better than the regular workforce.

I can not tell you how much I appreciated the support you and your team was able to provide when we were faced with a national emergency.”

Regional Vice President, U.S. largest food distributor

“I wanted to reach out and thank you for the support provided. This was new territory for our management team. When it came to contingency drivers, your team stepped up in a very significant way during a very troubling time for our distribution center. Not only were you there for us, but you proved to be extremely fast and flexible with filling our needs in under 48 hours notice. Your onsite management of your driver contingency team was the exact partnership we needed to ensure we could focus our time on our customers.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is material handling?

Material handling refers to the movement, protection, storage, and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption, and disposal. It involves a wide range of activities and equipment designed to facilitate the efficient and safe handling of goods. Here are key aspects of material handling:

Activities in Material Handling

  1. Loading and Unloading: Transferring goods from vehicles or containers to storage areas or production lines and vice versa.
  2. Transportation: Moving materials within a facility, which can be done using conveyors, forklifts, trucks, or carts.
  3. Storage and Warehousing: Organizing goods in warehouses or storage areas to facilitate easy access and inventory management.
  4. Picking and Packing: Selecting specific quantities of goods for orders and preparing them for shipment or production.
  5. Sorting and Sequencing: Organizing materials in a specific order or sequence to streamline processes or fulfill orders.

Objectives of Material Handling

  • Efficiency: Improve the speed and ease of material movement, reducing processing time and costs.
  • Safety: Protect workers and materials from damage or accidents during handling processes.
  • Quality Control: Minimize the risk of damage to materials, thus maintaining product quality.
  • Inventory Management: Ensure accurate tracking and placement of materials to prevent overstocking or stockouts.


What equipment may a material handler use?
  • Manual Tools: Includes items like hand trucks, dollies, and carts for small-scale or short-distance movement.
  • Mechanized Equipment: Forklifts, conveyor belts, and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are used for large-scale operations.
  • Storage Systems: Shelving, racks, bins, and automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) for organizing and holding materials.
  • Packaging and Containers: Pallets, crates, and bins holding transport and storage materials.
How do you become a material handler?

Becoming a material handler typically involves a combination of education, training, and specific skills. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to become a material handler:

1. Obtain a High School Diploma or GED

Most material handler positions require at least a high school diploma or equivalent. This educational foundation is essential for understanding basic workplace safety, math, and communication skills.

2. Acquire Necessary Skills and Training

Material handlers should have physical stamina, attention to detail, and basic math skills. Training often includes safely operating machinery like forklifts, pallet jacks, and coneyor systems. This training can be obtained through:

  • On-the-job training: Many employers provide hands-on training to teach new employees about safe material handling practices, equipment operation, and company-specific procedures.
  • Vocational training programs: Some community colleges or vocational schools offer courses or certifications in material handling, logistics, or warehouse operations.

3. Obtain Certifications

While not always mandatory, obtaining certifications can improve job prospects and show competence in the field. For example:

  • Forklift certification: Many material handling jobs require operating a forklift or other heavy machinery, and employers and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations often require certification.
  • Safety and hazardous materials handling certifications: Depending on the industry, additional certifications related to workplace safety, hazardous materials handling, or specific equipment use may be beneficial.

4. Gain Work Experience

Experience in warehouse, logistics, or related fields can be advantageous. Even entry-level positions in these environments can provide relevant experience and skills development.

5. Advance with Additional Training and Education

For those looking to advance in their careers, further education in logistics, supply chain management, or business administration can open up opportunities for higher-level positions, such as material handling supervisor or logistics manager.

Key Skills for Material Handlers:

  • Physical fitness and ability to lift heavy objects
  • Familiarity with inventory management software and data entry
  • Understanding of safety protocols and procedures
  • Ability to work in a team and communicate effectively

For Employers Looking for Staffing Solutions?

Employers please submit the form below regarding your need for staffing solutions.