Forklift Operator

Forklift Operator

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Handling copy of production schedule or shipping order to and from designated areas in the facility

  • Loading and unloading goods from vehicles

  • Moving goods packed on pallets or in crates around the storage facility

  • Stacking goods in the correct storage bays, following inventory control instructions

  • Checking loads are secure

  • Performing daily equipment checks such as recharging the truck’s battery and lubricating equipment

  • Removing machine attachments and waste material from machines

  • Examining products to verify conformance to quality standards

Qualification requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Good reading skills, understanding numbers and bar codes required

  • High degree of attention required to prevent injury to others; promote a safe work environment

  • Follow instructions for operating equipment and keeping records

  • Execute assignments in an accurate, timely and safe manner

  • Maintain a clean & safe environment

  • May be required to use RF scanner gun

  • Clean driving record and a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license may be required

  • Forklift certification per standards

Physical abilities

  • Frequently lift up to 50 pounds, and bend, stoop, stand, walk, turn, pivot, and stand for longer periods of time

  • Having a good understanding of forklift balance

  • Ability to assess weights and judge distances and heights

  • Ability to work in varying temperatures, depending upon season