Forklift Operator

Manufacturing, Maintenance, Distribution and Transportation Fletcher, North Carolina


Position at Wilsonart

Wilsonart is a company on the move.

An international company built on big ideas. We are made up of exceptional people relentlessly pursuing innovation. We are proud of our company and how we serve our customers. We work hard to deserve the trust of our customers, our peers, and our planet. We are willing to talk openly about the challenges and obstacles we face; we are open to new ideas and collaboration on how to be even better. We are passionate about what we do and where we’re going as a company.

At Wilsonart, we invest to help ensure you remain healthy:

  • Medical, dental, and life insurance benefits.
  • Company provided short and long term disability benefits.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts, Dependent Daycare Spending Account
  • Optional Voluntary Benefits: Vision and Legal
  • Gym Membership Discounts and Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement for Employees and their Dependents
  • Wellness Clinics – On Site (Temple, TX and Fletcher, NC locations)
  • At Wilsonart, employees receive a very competitive 401(k) matching contribution

At Wilsonart, we support employees in developing their skills and providing advancement opportunities:

  • Promotions and Transfers
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Training and Development
  • Educational reimbursement for you and your dependents.

At Wilsonart, we understand the importance of balance in your life. Therefore we provide the following paid time off during the first year of hire:

  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • PTO Pay

Pay Range for this role is:  $18.00 - $21.42


Characteristics of the Class:

Acquire a working knowledge of all positions in the melamine department.  Ensure that material is being run to the correct specifications set forth in the ISO procedures.  Provide assistance in setting up, running and maintaining the different machines in the melamine department.  Emphasis on safety and visual quality is expected at all times.


1. Ability to learn and fill in on all Melamine jobs as needed.

2. Set up and maintain all Melamine machines properly.

3. Run all material according to specified length and width from Product Quality Department.

4. Continually check and make adjustments for maintaining visual quality.

5. Be able to learn the ORACLE system.

6. Follows all ISO procedures as written.

7. Work to keep all Melamine downtime to a minimum.

8. Work to keep waste to a minimum.

9. Regular attendance required.

Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional and courteous manner.


  • Machinery Operating experience and knowledge of safety procedures.
  • Product knowledge and applicable quality standards.
  • Safe handling and knowledge of working around hazardous material.
  • Ability to read a tape measure.

EDUCATION: High School Graduate or GED

EXPERIENCE:   One year of work experience and have a working knowledge of computers and the Oracle system.  Be able to completely learn the many different jobs in the Melamine area and fill in on these jobs as needed.




Heavy work. Tasks involves pushing / pulling of material up to 100lbs, lifting up to 85lbs from floor to mid-thigh, lift up to 50lbs from mid-thigh to shoulder, lift 40lbs from shoulder to overhead, carry up to 135lbs and standing and walking during a minimum ten hour shift.

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. Examples: engineering, waste mgt., laundry workers and yards/grounds staff

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.