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Forklift Operator

Hours: 6:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday - Friday. Must be able to work additional hours as needed. **DUE TO COVID-19, 1ST SHIFT HOURS HAVE TEMPORARILY CHANGED TO 6:30 A.M. TO 2:30 P.M.

Hourly Rate: $16.00+ depending upon qualifications.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To operate various powered and manual material handling equipment in a safe and efficient manner, support production and processing lines, and assist in the movement of finished goods and raw materials between facilities.


Move product to and from production area.

· Review production schedule to determine product needs.

· Communicate with operations in all areas for daily production needs.

· Operate an electric forklift for entire shift.

· Lift and move boxes from racks to pallets weighting up to 55 lbs.

· Ensure all products are taken from warehouse slots or bins using the oldest dates.

· Make sure all areas of production have products in a timely basis.

· Maintain warehouse in a clean and orderly fashion.


· Complete forklift safety inspection on a daily basis.

· Operate forklift in a safe and efficient manner.

· Charge and water batteries in a safe and timely manner.


· Communicate problems to supervisors.

· Maintain good communication with next shift driver.

· Responsible for completing accurate paperwork.

· Work in congested areas.

· Work flexible work hours to meet shipment and schedule needs.

· Perform other related tasks as directed.

· Maintain confidentiality with all information.



· Must pass forklift operation and safety test.

· Have basic math skills, including use of calculator.

· Able to understand and follow all procedures both written and verbal.

· Able to operate all hand and powered lifts and material moving equipment.

· Able to complete all paperwork neatly.

· Excellent reading and number identification skills and able to read, write, and speak english

· Able to enter data into computer accurately.

***Education and/or Experience

· High School Education or GED.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Sit for extended periods of time, ability to drive a forklift, bend, talk and communicate, move around facility, lift 50 pounds and up to 110 lbs with help.


· Typical warehouse environment, moving equipment, potential exposure to loud noises, potential congested areas during peak production season.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.00 to $18.00 /hour

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