Forklift Operator

REPORTS TO: Plant Operator

SUPERVISES: None

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SUMMARY

The Forklift Operator position will operate powered industrial trucks to load and unload materials and deliveries and move them to and from storage areas, machines and loading docks, or into trucks.

SCHEDULED HOURS:

Employee will work a base schedule of 12 hour shifts, 3 days one week and 4 days the next week, with a 30 minute unpaid meal break. Variations to this schedule or overtime must be PRE-APPROVED by the General Manager.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The list below includes but does not limit the employee to the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Weighing pallets loaded with products.
  • Capping and wrapping loaded pallets.
  • Distribute product throughout the warehouse to the appropriate assigned areas.
  • Loading of all trucks for customer order deliveries.
  • Unloading, inspecting, and inventory of bags and/or pallets returned from customers.
  • Unloading and/or assisting with unloading of railcars.
  • Filling super sacks and 4’cu bags with product as directed, as needed, to backup laborer.
  • Dragging super sacks off of the bag station for forklift operator to pick up, as needed, to backup laborer.
  • Stacking of 4’cu bags on pallets, as needed, to backup laborer.
  • Sweeping up perlite and dirt from plant area and warehouse areas as needed.
  • General clean-up of inside and outside of warehouse areas to ensure areas are kept clean and in a safe condition.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical.
  • Must be able to operate a forklift, light truck, and other related motorized equipment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
  • One year of related employment in a warehouse environment utilizing a forklift.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • None

ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift and stack objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and frequently exert 10 to 20 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects
  • Work involves stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting/turning and reaching; bending at the waist. Indoor/outdoor work environment with exposure to weather extremes.
  • Must be able to perceive the nature of sound, utilize near and far vision, depth perception, provide oral information, and possess the manual dexterity to handle and work with various materials and objects which are essential aspects of this position.