JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE:  Warehouse Forklift Operator

REPORTS TO:  Immediate Supervisor

SUPERVISES:  N/A

CLASSIFICATION:  Full-Time

  • PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for operating a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack and count product.  Unload and load product, scan product and place it correctly in warehouse.  Maintain a safe and clean work environment.  Accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the forklift.
  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    • Maintains a safe work environment and ensures that all company safety procedures are followed to include OSHA compliance and guidelines.
    • Safely loads, unloads, moves and stacks products and materials onto pallets and racks in correct location.
    • Scans product and moves to the freezer or processing area. Checks for accuracy and placement.
    • Reports faulty equipment, damage to racks and other safety hazards to immediate Supervisor, Safety Director or Plant Manager.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • III.  QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
    • Ability to become forklift certified.
    • Ability to follow instructions for operating equipment and keeping records.
    • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and execute assignments in an accurate, timely and safe manner.
    • Ability to work scheduled hours, which may include overtime, depending on production demands.
    • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
    • Must have the ability to adhere to safety policies and OSHA compliance guidelines.
    • Must be able to work with a diverse workforce, bilingual is a plus.
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    • Moderate physical effort required to step onto forklift and operate equipment.
    • Requires the ability to walk, stand, carry materials, stoop, kneel, bend, climb ladders and negotiate truck beds.
    • Must have the ability to assess weight and judge distances and heights.
    • Must have the ability to work in varying temperatures.
    • Must be able to stand and walk on wet, uneven and slippery surfaces.