Sample Forklift Operator Job Description

Job Description

[CompanyX] relies on the accurate and efficient distribution of our products to over 100 million consumers worldwide. That’s why we only hire the best and the brightest. We’re currently seeking a forklift operator who is experienced in operating heavy machinery, and unafraid to take on responsibility and deliver results safely in this physically demanding role. The main objective of your role is to locate, move, stack, and track heavy materials, but you may also be required to fill orders and interact with clientele in a variety of settings. The heavy lifting you do behind the scenes will power the success of our real-world solutions.

Objectives of this Role

  • Operate a variety of highly sophisticated packing machines, ensuring the production schedule is met
  • Work as part of a team to load and/or unload materials
  • Evaluate systems and processes, identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Comply with company policies and legal guidelines, helping to maintain a safe and orderly work environment
  • Meet quality and performance requirements as outlined by quality assurance and production standards
  • Report safety hazards, quality, and production issues to management immediately

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Accurately pick, pack, check, and load products to and from designated areas in the facility, as well as on and off trailers
  • Move materials packed on pallets or in crates around the storage facility
  • Stack loads in the correct storage bays, following inventory-control instructions
  • Complete forms and handle documentation
  • Inspect machinery to determine the need for repairs, and guarantee safety by performing regular maintenance
  • Keep accurate production records and report issues

Skills and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • OSHA-approved forklift certification
  • Proven experience working with heavy machinery
  • Strong mechanical testing and implementation capabilities
  • Ability to handle heavy equipment and perform heavy lifting on a regular basis

Preferred Qualifications
  • Able to speak, read, and write English
  • Able to understand codes and fill out forms correctly