Forklift Operator

Full Time
Forklift Operator

ATTENTION!

Please take the time to read the ENTIRE post before applying. If you have already applied to this position previously, please do not apply again. The client is looking for very specific forklift drivers with very specific experience.

DO NOT APPLY IF YOUR RESUME DOES NOT REFLECT THE QUALIFICATION ANSWERS YOU GIVE

Forklift drivers are key to the success of our operations as they provide pivotal service to ensure raw materials and finished product are moved throughout the facility safely and within appropriate time frames. We are looking for forklift drivers for our 3rd Party Customer.

Summary of essential job functions:

  • candidates must be prepared to train and work on the line when not needed to drive fork lift.
  • candidates will supersede any other internal temp candidates for hire.
  • Benefits will start at full time hire and not after probation.
  • Operate forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count merchandise.
  • Accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle, which includes pre-and post shift inspection of vehicle and reporting of any maintenance requirements or issues with the equipment.
  • Receive and unload inbound shipments, safely move product to storage locations.
  • Efficiently stack and store products in appropriate areas.
  • Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage. Report quality variances.
  • Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped.
  • Perform picking duties in an efficient manner that meets customer service standards.
  • Efficiently move product from staging and/or storage areas into rail cars or trailers.
  • Load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment.
  • Maintain the facility’s equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.
  • Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.
  • Work with team members to ensure appropriate records and reports are completed to guarantee tight inventory control and security. Assist in physical inventories when required
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area.
  • Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse.
  • Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety.
  • Comply with all safety requirements and standards under OSHA and MSDS guidelines.

Required skills, knowledge and abilities

  • Previous experience working in shipping / receiving;
  • Valid forklift certification with a minimum 5-years prior experience driving a forklift in a busy warehouse or manufacturing environment
  • Safety equipment required – safety shoes, glasses, vest
  • Able to work shift work, flexible to work weekends when required

Key Success Skills for this role:

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability for various tasks as jobs changes by customer requirements
  • Exceptional work ethic, able to work well with others in a team environment

Educational Requirements

  • Must be able to read and write English
  • High school diploma or equivalent

MUST BE WILLING TO WORK OVER TIME! MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ALL 3 SHIFTS AND ROTATE BETWEEN THEM. THE POTENTIAL OF BEING ON THE TRUCK OFTEN IS HIGH AND ALSO THE POTENTIAL TO BE HIRED ON IS HIGH IF THE CANDIDATE IS THE RIGHT FIT.