Forklift Driver - 1st Shift (5:30am-2pm) & 3rd Shift ( 8pm-4am)

Warehouse Santa Cruz, California


Duties and Responsibilities

The Forklift Driver operates powered industrial trucks to load and unload materials and deliveries and move them to and from storage areas, machines and loading docks, into semi-trailers or storage facilities. This role coordinates and inputs data into our inventory system for accuracy.

  • 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
  • Perform cycle counts; physical inventory and baseline cycle count
  • Inventory ABC’s
  • Check, verify completeness, and process all warehouse transfers to and from production
  • Check outbound staged orders and document mistakes
  • Loading and unloading goods based on layout instructions
  • Moving goods packed on pallets or in crates around the storage facility
  • Stacking goods in the correct storage bays, following inventory control instructions
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 1+ year experience in operating a forklift or completed a forklift training program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Forklift certification per OSHA standards preferred
  • Knowledge of safe operations of a forklift
  • Knowledge of inventory practices and procedures
  • Ability to perform accurate data entry

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to acknowledge workplace safety warnings such as forklift horns, alarms to prevent injury. This position is very active and requires standing, walking/moving, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and/or climbing throughout the day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

EEO statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status