Forklift Operator

Manufacturing, Maintenance, Distribution and Transportation Tacoma, Washington


Description

Position at Wilsonart

 


 

JOB SUMMARY

 

The forklift operator operates powered industrial trucks to load and unload materials and deliveries and move them to and from storage areas, machines and loading docks, into railroad cars or trucks or storage facilities.  Performs other tasks as required.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • 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 as trucks
  • 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

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

 

  • Knowledge of receiving procedures. 

 

  • Knowledge of truck hauling operations procedures.

 

  • Knowledge of hazardous waste materials and safe handling procedures. 

 

  • Skill in driving large cargo and lift trucks. 

 

  • Ability to understand and follow directions

 

  • Ability to work independently.

 

  • Ability to be safety conscious when handling hazardous materials.

 

  • Proficient in mathematics.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 

EDUCATION:

High School Graduate or GED

High school diploma or equivalent plus two years of experience operating powered forklifts.

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

Two years of experience operating powered forklifts.

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

PHYSCIAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking/pushing/climbing and lifting material or equipment of heavy weight 50 to 100 lbs.

 

ENVIRONMENT:

 

Located in an environment with regular exposure to fumes or odors, temperature extremes, or loud noises which cause noticeable discomfort or moderate risk of accident or illness.

 

 

 

Wilsonart is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.