Forklift Operator

Columbia, SC

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Description

  • 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 vehicles such 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
  • 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

Job Requirements

  • Good math, language and reading skills; basic computer skills may be required
  • High degree of attention required to prevent injury to others; promote a safe work environment
  • MUST have minimum of 5 to 10 years experience 
    • Regularly sitting on a powered industrial truck
    • Frequently lift up to 50 pounds and adjust body position to bend, stoop, stand, walk, turn, pivot, and stand for long periods of time
    • Having a good sense of balance
    • Having good eye-hand-foot coordination
    • Ability to assess weights and judge distances and heights
    • Ability  to work in varying temperatures, depending upon season
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