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    Forklift Operator

    Universal Forest Products, Inc.
    Medley, FL 33166
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    • Minimum 9th grade basic education; High school diploma/GED preferred but not required
    • No minimum experience is required; however, forklift driving experienced is preferred
    • Working knowledge of basic math and inventory techniques
    • Successfully complete Forklift Driver licensing process
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    Skills and abilities
    • Ability to work in a safe manner
    • Ability to recognize size/grade/quality of material
    • Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions
    • Demonstrate ability to stack material properly
    • Ability to pay attention to surroundings
    • Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions
    • Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English or Spanish; ability read and write basic English or Spanish
    • Ability to frequently get on and off a forklift, to withstand operations in rough surfaces, to work in a wide range of weather condition, and operate a forklift for extended periods of time
    • Demonstrate eye-hand coordination
    • Ability to work under immediate supervision
    • Ability to pass a drug test
    • Ability to work hours mandated by management
    • Safety conscious
    • Team player and goal oriented
    • Leads by example and positive attitude
    • Participates in Safety and CI programs
    • Punctual and reliable
    • Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results
    • Provides production departments with material from inventory according to production schedule
    • Moves material in process from one station to another (if necessary)
    • Bands, wraps and/or packs finished goods, and labels material
    • Moves finished goods from production area to finished goods inventory (yard or warehouse)
    • Assist production with bottle necks and other material needs
    • Provides general preventive maintenance on equipment
    • Completes pre-shift/startup equipment checklist and reports any problems or concerns
    • Maintains rough material and finished goods inventory yard organized and clean
    • Completes production records as required
    • Follows forklift rules and policies as described by Company policy
    • Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings
    • Performs other duties as required
    Are you a hard-working individual, looking for the opportunity to carve out a successful career in an organization where the spirits of family and hard work share equal billing? If so, the companies of Universal may be a good place for you! We are committed to rewarding skill, perseverance and an entrepreneurial attitude with opportunities for growth. Intrigued? Read on to learn more!

    Position Overview

    Forklift Operator I is responsible for the movement of material from inventory to production and back to inventory. Maintains correct paperwork and production records as required. Works under immediate supervision; relies on specific direction and instructions.
    Posting ID: 548170216Posted: 2020-07-14