Forklift Operator

Job Summary: Responsible for the operation of a forklift or other heavy equipment to safely move, locate, relocate, stack, and count merchandise around the facility.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to drive a forklift- Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to climb on and off of required equipment.
  • Ability to sit for long periods.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Ability to read and write English and/or be able to follow instructions.
  • Ability to work in a dusty environment, hot/cold/rainy weather.
  • Willingness to work mandatory overtime, including weekends and holidays.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs a safety check of the forklift to ensure it is safe to operate.
  • Checks fluid levels- For oil, water, and fuel before operating the lift.
  • Ensures the packaging lines have empty pallets available and informs the supervisor of the pallet inventory.
  • Removes palletized bags from the production lines and places them on the stretch wrapper. Operates the stretch wrapper and changes the stretch film as required.
  • Places palletized bags in inventory and ensure that they are located in the proper rows storing them neatly without damaging other inventory.
  • Actively participates in plant cleanliness by restacking, picking up trash and debris, and washing their equipment.
  • Reads the BOLs and places the correct quantity and SKU on the carriers’ trucks in a safe and efficient manner. Any changes to the BOLs must be communicated to the Dispatcher and or office personnel.
  • Performs physical inventory counts of finished goods as required- Meets quality and quantity standards- Responsible for the safe operation of the forklift and maintaining fluid levels

Pay Rate: Based on Experience

Position: Fulltime Temporary/Temporary to Hire

Location: Waverly, Virginia

Job Locations: Waverly Virginia
Branches: Emporia

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