Forklift Operator/Shipping and Receiving

This position will operate powered industrial trucks to load and unload materials and to move them to various areas of the plant.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety related instructions
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment
  • Clean driving record and a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Forklift certification per OSHA standards
  • Ability to operate various sit down and stand up forklifts as required

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Moving goods packed on pallets or in crates around the facility and to the wrapper when the product is considered a finished good
  • Sort, pack, wrap, tie and label products as per company procedures
  • Moves product to storage locations as required. * Moves reels full and empty to and from machines located throughout the facility.
  • Ensures inbound products and outbound products are free from damage and report any quality issues identified
  • Maintains cleanliness of work area and observes all company and safety rules
  • Performs daily forklift checks prior to starting the shift each day
  • Fills and replaces LP containers on propane powered lifts
  • Removes and replaces batteries on electric powered lifts
  • Moves scrap boxes as required
  • Removes trash and garbage as required and places in compactor
  • Performs unloading and loading activities on tractor trailers as required
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions

  • Employees will work in environments that may include exposure to extreme temperatures, dust, noise, humidity.
  • Personal Protective Equipment is required when performing work, safety toed shoes, hearing protection, gloves, etc.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs if required. Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to climb up and down from heights
  • Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Job Type



  • Forklift: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Reach Truck: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Forklift Operator: 1 year (Preferred)


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