Forklift Driver

Forklift Driver

Forklift Driver

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Forklift Driver operates powered industrial trucks to load/unload materials and deliveries, then move them to and from storage areas, machines and loading docks into railroad cars, trucks or storage facilities.  This role involves driving around warehouses, storage spaces and other facilities.  The Forklift Driver’s goal will be to ensure that materials and products are always at the right place to achieve maximum efficiency.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Include the following key areas and duties, which may be modified or increased as necessary:

  • Obtains copy of production schedule or shipping order and transports material or equipment to and from designated areas in the facility
  • Loading and unloading goods from vehicles such as trucks or aircraft
  • Moving goods packed on pallets or in crates around the storage facility
  • Stacking goods in the correct storage bays, following inventory control instructions
  • Checking loads are secure
  • Stacking empty pallets
  • Performing daily equipment checks such as recharging the truck’s battery and lubricating equipment
  • Removing machine attachments and waste material from machines
  • Examining products to verify conformance to quality standards
  • Dumping materials into machine hoppers

PRIMARY RESULTS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ACHIEVING:

Other more specific results will be assigned and measured.

  • High degree of attention required to prevent injury to others; promote a safe work environment
  • Follow instructions for operating equipment and keeping records
  • Execute assignments in an accurate, timely and safe manner
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment
  • May be required to use RF scanner gun

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Clean driving record and a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license is required
  • Forklift certification per OSHA standards is required

SKILLS REQUIRED: 

The Forklift Driver must have and be able to consistently apply the following skills at the levels indicated to produce assigned results.

  • Communication Skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Initiative Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This role is required to spend on-the-job time on the following physical activities:

  • Regularly sitting on a powered industrial truck
  • Frequently lift up to 50 pounds and adjust body position to bend, stoop, stand, walk, turn, pivot, and stand for long periods of time
  • Having a good sense of balance
  • Having good eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Ability to assess weights and judge distances and heights
  • Ability to work in varying temperatures, depending upon season

The Weight or Force requirement in this position is:

  • Up to 50 pounds

VISION REQUIREMENT:

  • This position requires to have close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), and color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).
  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
  • Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • This role will be required to work in the following environments:
  • 100% of their time is spent in the warehouse and storage facility environments. 
  • The typical level of noise for the work environment of this position is:
  • Moderate Noise and medium traffic