Forklift Operator

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to load and unload products and supplies into and out of trailers and/or containers. This individual reports to the corresponding Supervisor.
  • Ensures equipment used within the facility is operated properly and safely
  • Understands what to do in an emergency, which includes power outages, workplace injuries, etc. 
  • Follows plant safety procedures and guidelines
  • Wears and utilizes personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
  • Understands and can identify Lock-out/Tag-out procedures
  • Informs supervisor of safety issues; reports any workplace injury or incident immediately
  • Ensures product, supplies and raw materials are handled according to the highest quality standards
  • Follows plant quality practices including Good Manufacturing Practices, or GMP’s
Loading and Unloading Activity
·         Loads and/or unloads trailers/containers
·         Builds, re-stacks, and un-Builds product from pallets
·         Verifies actual quantities as compared to picking list, packing list, BOL, MO’s, and other Warehouse Operation standard paperwork.
·         Manually load or unload materials onto or off pallets, skids, platforms, cars, or lifting devices.
·         Weigh materials or products, and record weight and other production data on tags or labels.
Inventory Control & Warehousing Activities
·         Performs loading and related activities of D&W product onto outbound trailers and/or containers
·         Picks product from locations to prepare for loading as directed
·         Properly and accurately fills out transfer sheets, PICK lists, etc.
·         Performs consolidation and other related tasks
·         Performs Pullback (pulling of pallets of completed product from the manufacturing plant to the WH) as needed
General & Administrative
  • No direct supervision responsibilities
  • Reports to work on-time and follows D&W attendance policy and guidelines
  • Performs other assigned duties to support warehousing activities
  • Carries out activities in accordance with Company policies, procedures, and applic

Job Requirements

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
·         HS Diploma/GED
·         1 year of related experience is required, 2 years is preferred
·         Forklift certification
·         Must hold a valid American Driver’s License
·         Must be 21 years of age or older
·         Ability to work safely; attention to detail
·         Warehouse experience
·         Basic math skills
·         Pallet jack experience
CustomerFocus – Knows the customer is always first; strives for high customer satisfaction; goes out of the way to be helpful and pleasant; manages difficult customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs.
Integrity– Supports Governance and Compliance programs and company code of conduct. Maintains confidentiality; inspires respect and trust; does the right thing; reports potentially unsafe conditions; takes responsibility for own actions.
Teamwork – Works well in group situations; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; contributes to building a positive team environment; shares expertise with others; is consistently on time at work.
Communication – Balances listening and talking; speaks and writes clearly and accurately, influences others; communicates changes and progress; participates in meetings.
Respect for the individual – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; focuses on solving conflict, not blaming.
Data & process-driven decision making – Applies design principles; quality problem solving; develops alternate solutions; develops realistic action plans; develops strategies to achieve organizational goals.
Urgency without frenzy – Generates creative solutions; manages competing demands or unexpected events; adapts strategy to changing conditions; prioritizes and plans work activities; sets goals and objectives.
Accountability – Takes ownership of work; does what is needed without being asked; follows through; Takes responsibility for own actions; ensures work responsibility is covered when absent; observes safety and security procedures.
Continuous Improvement – Thinks of better ways to do things; understands the organization’s strengths and weaknesses; adapts to changes in work environment; ability to assess own strength and needs; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of U.S. Currency and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to extreme temperatures. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and products with sharp edges. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Stand-------------------------- F (Frequently)
Walk -------------------------- F (Frequently)
Sit ----------------------------- C (Constantly)
Handling---------------------C (Constantly)
Reach/Outward------------ O (Occasionally)
Reach above shoulder --O (Occasionally)
Climb-------------------------O (Occasionally)
Crawl-------------------------N (Not Applicable)
Squat and Kneel----------O (Occasionally)
Bend--------------------------C (Constantly)

10 lbs or less----------------C (Constantly)
11 lbs - 20 lbs---------------C (Constantly)
21 lbs - 50 lbs---------------C (Constantly)
51 lbs - 100 lbs------------- F (Frequently)
Over 100 lbs ----------------N (Not Applicable)
12 lbs or less----------------C (Constantly)
12 lbs - 25 lbs --------------C (Constantly)
26 lbs - 40 lbs --------------C (Constantly)
41 lbs - 100 lbs ------------O (Occasionally)
D&W Fine Pack, LLC is an EEO/AAP employer 

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $10.50 - $11.25 /Hour
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Manufacturing
Education None
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation No
Industry Manufacturing, Packaging
Required Travel Not Specified
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Forklift Operator

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