Forklift Operators Job Description

Forklift Operators Job Description

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Forklift operators provides for the safe operation of a forklift with a slip-sheet attachment, a reach truck, and a rider jack in an effort to stock, down stock, and rotate dated product by stock number to correct aisle and pulling order.

Forklift Operators Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective forklift operators job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included forklift operators job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Operate the sit down forklift and electric pallet jack
Operate stand up forklift to move pallets
Operating a sit down forklift to load and unload trucks on a cross dock
Staging product for shipment and loading
Receives, checks, assigns locations, stores and/or delivers material, parts and tools throughout the factory
Prepares parts for shipment including packing, verifying quantity, applying shipping labels, completing paperwork, weighing and transporting to loading area and/or loading truck
Sorts, checks, count, and/or expedite material, parts and/or tools used in the factory
Forklift Experience Must be within the Last 6-12 Months
Replenishment/Put-aways in double deep locations
Transferring product

Forklift Operators Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Forklift Operators

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PIT

Education for Forklift Operators

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the forklift operators job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in Associates, Manufacturing, General Education, Communication, Welding, Speech, Performance, History, Automotive, Furniture

Skills for Forklift Operators

Desired skills for forklift operators include:

Weight requirements and safety precautions
Safe forklift practices
General warehouse practices
Terminology and documents
Basic carpentry
Hand truck
Hand/power tools
Microsoft applications
Pallet jack
SAP experience

Desired experience for forklift operators includes:

Provide physical labor to move product to storage areas and efficiently stack and store the merchandise in the appropriate area
Sort, recoup, pack, mark, and label materials
Perform duties needed for assembling displays and other specialty value-added services per the customers' requirements
Must be willing to submit to a background check and drug screening
Minimum one year Forklift experience preferred
Be able to lift up to 50 pounds independently

Forklift Operators Examples


Forklift Operators Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of forklift operators. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for forklift operators
  • Safely picks, wraps, counts, weighs, inventories or tags products and material
  • Properly stages material with designated areas
  • Inspects material handling equipment
  • Inspects trailers prior to loading or unloading freight
  • Forklift loading and unloading most of the shift
  • Able to lift up to 40lbs consistently
  • Retrieves supplies and materials by studying specifications
  • Clears production area by securing and moving finished pallets
  • Maintains safe work environment by watching out for foot traffic
  • Keeps forklift operating by following operating instructions
Qualifications for forklift operators
  • Have good attention to detail and be able to maintain concentration over a long period of time
  • Must be flexible in "timely" transactions when moved to different work areas throughout the day while
  • This position requires employment verification, 2 references, successful completion of a background check and drug test
  • Forklift Certification (Will need to show proof)
  • Stand-up forklift experience
  • Ability to work overtime/weekends as needed

Forklift Operators Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a forklift operators. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for forklift operators
  • Operate Sit Down Forklift
  • Must ensure timeliness, packaging, routing, and systems work is completed accurately and timely in
  • Must be able to follow process instructions and coordinate with management on processing orders
  • General maintenance and housekeeping of mill areas as needed
  • Grade and check quality of all incoming commodities as they arrive to our facility
  • Receive all inbound trucks, load all bulk outbound trucks, maintain lot integrity, cleaning and maintenance of scale room, receiving areas, and all receiving equipment on a daily basis
  • Scheduling deliveries with management and working with other team members in all areas of the plant on a daily basis
  • Fill drums and totes with materials safely
  • Complete paperwork as needed and data entry
  • Loading totes and drums on to pallets
Qualifications for forklift operators
  • All qualified candidates are subject to background and drug screenings
  • Must be extremely focused
  • Not afraid of heights - ability to work at all module levels (pick module has 3 levels)
  • Required to climb, stand, and/or walk for extended periods of time throughout shift
  • Flexible to work different shift if necessary and overtime with little or no notice
  • These positions require a background check and a drug screen

Forklift Operators Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a forklift operators. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for forklift operators
  • 3 months of on the job training
  • Labeling finished products correctly
  • Day to day activities change frequently and the expected conditions range greatly from task to task throughout the year
  • Using hand tools, powered hand tools, and ladders
  • Operate material handling equipment such as order pickers
  • Assist light assembly operators in their functional area as determined by the Picking Team Lead, Supervisor and/or Manager
  • Move raw materials, pallets, boxes, components, and other materials between the warehouse and manufacturing floors
  • Order pulling/picking orders
  • Conduct inventory
  • Work with bills of ladings
Qualifications for forklift operators
  • Standup AND sit-down experience? We want to talk to you ASAP!
  • Must be able to submit to a drug test
  • Responsibilities will range from forklift operation, manually moving material (up to 50 lbs independently or 50+lbs with assistance), managing inventory utilizing an RF Scanner and or documenting inventory, conducting cycle counts
  • Experience with a WMS is a plus!!
  • Must have Operated a PIT within the last year!
  • Must have over 6 month's experience operating a PIT

Forklift Operators Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a forklift operators. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for forklift operators
  • Locate raw materials in warehouse and pull for production
  • Unload product both shipping/receiving
  • Responsible to do a temperature check
  • Be able to receive 60 pallets per hour within a 15-20 minute window
  • RF scanner experience REQUIRED
  • Empties trash hoppers and performs other housekeeping duties as needed
  • May include battery service duties such as inspecting, recharging and replacing batteries of electrical leads and battery poles and lubricating truck’s moving parts
  • May include changing LP/Propane
  • Must have RF experience
  • Must have a valid license and a minimum of 1+ years in Reach or Dock Stocker operating experience
Qualifications for forklift operators
  • Must provide 2 positive professional references
  • Must be able to take directions and work well with others, independently
  • Must be able to move, lift, bend and stand on feet for at least 8 hours
  • Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs independently or 50+lbs with assistance
  • Load correct product size and amounts of product, load trucks with a forklift
  • Perform daily inspection fill out inspection report, and service forklift

Forklift Operators Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a forklift operators. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for forklift operators
  • Using RF system to cycle count
  • Investigate and correct inventory discrepancies
  • Conduct one on one meeting with team members for performance coaching and development
  • Pick parts from storage locations to fill dealer orders
  • Receive incoming parts for stock keeping purposes
  • Place material in assigned storage location and complete appropriate documentation
  • Maintain minimum productivity requirements on a daily basis
  • Operating standard and/or specialized forklifts to move material with the warehouse, load and unload trucks, and stack and unstack reusable containers and miscellaneous material
  • Unloads inbound shipments safely and moves product to storage locations
  • Stacks and stores merchandise in designated areas using a forklift, clamp, push-pull or other powered equipment
Qualifications for forklift operators
  • Follow written and verbal directions, maintain work area clean
  • Must be able to work in freezer level temperature
  • Must be able to work graveyard hours working schedule and weekend hours as needed
  • MUST have 6 months of recent Forklift exp
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and twist as needed
  • Must have positive references

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