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You might hire a forklift operator to:

  • Transport packed materials to assigned locations throughout a storage facility
  • Stack pallets into storage bays while adhering to inventory-control standards

  • Inspect machinery to assess the need for repairs and perform regular maintenance

  • Fill out accurate production records and/or product documentation

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Experience with using and operating forklifts and other heavy machinery
Previous experience working in a warehouse or construction site
Certification relevant to country of employment, such as OSHA-approved forklift certification
Strong mechanical testing and implementation capabilities
Knowledge of safety measures around forklift operation
Capable of lifting heavy objects