Stand Up Forklift Operator

1st, 2nd, and weekend shifts available!


This position operates high reach standup forklift, pallet jack and electric hand truck equipment to collect or deliver materials, parts or products in or between departments, buildings and trucks.

The position follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure materials movement in the facility is as efficient and safe as possible.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Picks product and records appropriate information on pick ticket in a dry goods or refrigerated warehouse. Place finished goods into proper rack locations or blast cells;
  • Completes orders and identifies properly. Records product by label, lot code and slotting location on product transfer sheets;
  • Stages completed orders, stacks product onto pallets using proper pallet patterns;
  • Loads orders on trailers, rotates stock and keeps accurate inventory;
  • Unloads all finished goods transferring into warehouse from trailers;
  • Picks and transfers product to and from racking for project room;
  • Inventories and consolidates product as needed;
  • Performs housekeeping to maintain clean work area;
  • Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or repairs to supervisor; clean equipment;
  • Participates in Continuous Improvement Process;
  • Follows all Quality policies & procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's);
  • Follows all Safety policies & procedures and participates in monthly observations;
  • Serves as a member of various employee committees, as assigned.


Job Knowledge, Quality of work, Job Safety, Cost Control, Teamwork & Leadership, Inclusion & Communication

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in an environment with the following conditions;

Exposure to hot or cold Climate continuously

Exposure to chemical occasionally

Exposure to noise and vibration continuously

Exposure to wet and humid conditions occasionally

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Stand - continuously

Stoop/Bend - continuously

Squat - frequently

Crawl - occasionally

Climb stairs or ladders, occasionally

Reach - chest level, above or below - continuously

Push - 70lbs frequently

Pull - 70lbs frequently

Lift/carry - 70lbs frequently

Position Type/Expected Hours or Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours vary depending on the shift and department.

Overtime and weekend work is required at times. Vacation coverage as needed.

Required Education and Experience

1. Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English

2. Forklift Certification

3. Stand up reach truck experience

Preferred Education and Experience

1. Clean driving record

2. 1 year of relevant experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to do the job

3. Experience working in a food manufacturing environment or refrigerated warehouse

4. Effective written and verbal communication skills

5. HS diploma/GED or commensurate experience

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Eligible to work in USA.

Food Safety and Product Quality

This position is responsible for supporting the food safety management system and for communicating food safety issues to the Quality Department.

Employment Type: 

Pay Rate: 

$13.60 - $14.00

Location / Area: 

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