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1st Shift Forklift Operator(1550)

Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
$12.80 - $16.58
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The Forklift Operator will move any material assigned (raw or finished good) in a warehouse or production environment, using a forklift, pallet jack, or by physical force as appropriate to the situation.


Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (minimum)



  • High school education or equivalent expected.
  • Certification: Forklift – current status


Experience (years and topics):

  • One year of previous experience operating a forklift in a professional environment
  • The ability to perform basic math functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
  • Demonstrated capacity to receive work direction and perform to the expectation assigned.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment and multi-task in a multi-discipline.
  • Understands how to participate as a member of a team; supports the goals of the team.
  • Willing and able to work alongside a variety of people, with emphasis on respect and safety.
  • Qualified candidates must be quality conscious, safety conscious, energetic and innovative to be successful in this role.
  • Recent past experience as a dependable employee, particularly relating to low absenteeism and tardiness.


Technology/Software (years):

  • Capable to utilize a computer or RF Scanners
  • WMS experience preferred



  • Expected to be able to receive information and perform the tasks assigned; likewise able to express themselves so as to avoid problems, errors, issues, or misunderstanding situations.


Physical Capabilities

Strength (lifting, dexterity, repetitive motion):

  • Have ability to regularly lift, carry, turn and raise; and/or lift turn and bend down to place a unit weighing up to 50 lb. on to a pallet or stack of units. Frequency could be every 3 to 5 seconds.
  • Have ability to retrieve merchandise from shelves up to 6 feet high.
  • The ability to be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, non-toxic fumes and airborne particles, blowing dust, toxic or caustic chemicals, proximity to extreme heat, and moving mechanical parts


Movement (standing, stopping, sitting, crouching, crawling):

  • Have full mobility in, and use of, arms, hands and legs.
  • Have ability to sit for long periods of time.


Hearing (loud noise tolerance, quiet work area, public speaking, receive work direction):

  • Able to function in a semi loud environment, with frequent loud bursts of noise (such as backup siren)


Vision (judge distance, read signs, extended computer work, identify details):

  • Able to see so as to operate machinery safely and efficiently.



Travel: NONE


Vehicle (own): Able to meet work location and work time expectations


Tools (own): NONE


Technology (own): NONE


Position Responsibilities-Tasks-Deliverables

An individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

All duties as assigned and the following specific activities.


  • Performing day-to-day tasks such as load trucks unload trucks and supply production areas with product.
  • Remove finished goods to a warehouse storage area.
  • Applying MTS tags and using handheld scanner machines for bar codes to track components and chemicals in the warehouse.
  • Document, count, and verify customer piece counts for shipping and receiving
  • Manage paperwork to properly identify incoming materials and outgoing products in accordance with established product control systems and shipping orders
  • Ensure the accuracy of the computers inventory system and the physical location and organization of inventory
  • Loads/unloads trailers and verifies quantities against packing list.
  • Provides Lot numbers/batch numbers for Shipping Clerk.
  • Performs cycle counts and product disposal per customer request.
  • Maintains a continuous work pace that supports production and warehouse goals.
  • Perform routine maintenance on vehicles, such as cleaning, recharging batteries, or replacing liquefied-gas tank.
  • Maintains cGMP’s and housekeeping programs.
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment in workplace
  • Follows rules and regulations to ensure food safety, quality, and legality.
  • Operate equipment safely and efficiently, protecting self and others from accident and injury
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with their department.


Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

On-going outcome that is measurable (minimum of 3)

  • Maintains accurate and complete documentation of cycle counts, routine maintenance, and other required information
  • Always maintains cGMP standards
  • Operates industrial truck in safe and appropriate manner, without exception

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law

Required qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Able to stand for duration of shift
Posting ID: 625331479Posted: 2021-06-14Job Title: Forklift Operator