The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count incoming as well as out coming merchandise. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the unit and may also be required to perform Order Filler and Check duties.
Key responsibilities of the role:
Receiving/Put Away: Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations. Efficiently stack and store the merchandise in the appropriate areas.
Quality: Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage. Report quality variances.
Order Picking: Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped. Perform picking duties in an efficient manner that meets customer service standards.
Loading: Safe and efficiently move product from staging and/or storage areas into racks or trailers.
Equipment: Load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift or other power equipment. Maintain the facility s equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion. On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment. Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following instructed work methods.
Inventory: Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that thigh inventory control and security are maintained. Assist in physical inventories. Ensure proper stock rotation or FIFO.
Safety, Sanitation, Security: Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area. Assist in maintaining the security of the Warehouse. Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety. Comply with OSHA and MSDS standards.
Reports food safety and quality problems to Plant Management and SQFP to initiate action.
Competences and skills:
- Must be experienced on a sit-down forklift truck
- The forklift operator requires satisfactory completion of a forklift training program.
- Familiarity with material handling and unloading/loading trailers.
- Must be able to read and comprehend operating manuals and precisely follow oral and written instructions.
- Flexible for all shifts.