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Forklift Operator

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Perform and track material inventory and production information by inputting required information in HMI interfaces and/or manual documents

  • Coordinate inventory levels of all productions supplies with the Shift Lead such as bags, boxes, liners, skids, chemicals, etc.

  • Accurately weigh and label products; store and stage materials in the proper location

  • Identify equipment and personnel safety issues; coordinate with Shift Lead to resolve. Aid in the Safety and Operations training of new employees.

  • Maintain compliance with company and OSHA policy in regards to operations and safety issues, including but not limited to: lockout/tagout procedures, forklift operation, proper use of PPE, and sharps discovery and handling.

  • Must clearly understand and perform all procedures and equipment per training and must attend all required training sessions (including safety training)

  • Move material in a timely and efficient manner with forklifts utilizing multiple attachments

  • Loads or unloads materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device. Accurately weigh containers, label correctly, and store in the proper location.

  • Communication required for employees in all departments and functional areas

  • Maintain cleanliness and organization on the line and the surrounding area (including outside)

  • Must be attentive to potential contamination issues and handle issues appropriately

  • 5+ years’ prior work experience in a forklift driver position. Previous experience in a fast-paced environment a plus. 

  • Demonstrated safe work habits and extensive knowledge of workplace safety is required. 

  • Ability to read complex drawings and perform simple mathematics is required, HS Diploma or equivalent is preferred. 

  • Ability to work quickly, especially during busy periods and maintain the area.

  • Ability to work 12 hours per day, 3-4 days per week (7 a.m. - 7 PM or 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.)

  • Ability to lift, push, pull 10 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis required. 

  • Ability to wear a full-face respirator, hard hat, steel-toed shoes and other PPE required. 

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, squat, climb a ladder, bend, climb and reach on a regular basis is required. 

  • Previous experience driving forklifts and utilizing material handling equipment required.