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Shipping Forklift Operator

Supports shipping activities by safely and competently operating forklifts to load and unload palletized goods on and off of trucks.

Core Values

  • Respect: Respect coworkers, customers, vendors and self. Shows respect for processes and methods related to job functions and company.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates integrity in work, professional relationships, processes and methods related to job functions and company.
  • Excellence: Demonstrates excellence in all areas of work including processes methods, relationships and professionalism.
  • Innovation: Demonstrates innovative solutions in job functions, methods, ideas, devices and company.

Job Specific Responsibilities

  • Forklift Operation
    • Manipulates levers and pedals to drive and control forklifts to:
    • Place materials in storage.
    • Unload materials from storage.
    • Transport materials.
  • Neatly organize finished product in storage area to maximize space and efficiency.
  • Safely operate forklift in accordance with state and federal laws and company policies.
  • Ensures correct materials and associated quantities are loaded and unloaded.
  • Utilize a scanning gun to ensure accurate inventory records in the ERP software.
  • Completes required paperwork related to shipping and receiving.
  • Fuel, clean and grease forklift when necessary and/or during down-time.
  • Follows and complies with all company safety and security policies/procedures.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.

General Performance Responsibilities                       

  • Knowledge/Dependability: Understands principles, concepts, techniques and requirements necessary to accomplish job duties. Meets commitments, works independently, stays focused under pressure, accepts responsibility, handles change, and meets attendance requirements.
  • Quality of Work: Caliber of work produced is accurate, thorough, timely, and makes efficient use of resources. Has the ability to meet company requirements and standards.
  • Productivity: Accomplishes objectives by following assignments and self-initiated projects through to completion. Volume of work is acceptable considering existing job circumstances. Meets Deadlines for work completion.
  • Interpersonal Relations/Communication: Effective in producing and receiving verbal and written information. Effective in reporting and expressing ideas. Has the ability to relate favorably at all levels, is positive, courteous, and responsive.
  • Problem Solving & Analysis: Identifies and investigates to solve problems. Corrects issues or researches and makes suggestions for alternative solutions.
  • Process Improvement: Actively participates and offers ideas to improve work processes. Keeps up on trends and technology to improve productivity, save time, etc.
  • Adaptation Skills: Learns new job functions in a timely manner, adjusts to changing conditions, requirements, and multitasks.
  • Initiative & Motivation: Self-initiates actions to influence and achieve goals. Takes a proactive approach to setting professional and organizational goals.
  • Response to Supervision & Management: Proactively responds to supervisor’s instructions, training, and procedures.
  • Teamwork: Is flexible and assists others in accomplishing goals and projects through ideas and work processes.
  • Work Environment/Expense Control: Promotes mutual respect and supports safety programs. Uses equipment and materials effectively to minimize waste, and keeps workplace safe and clean. Suggests and/or implements innovations to achieve cost reduction and improve the efficiency of company operations.

Knowledge, Skill & Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Forklift training and certification.
  • Reliable, dependable, respectful, and accountable.
  • Able to work effectively under pressure.
  • Active listening skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving ability.
  • Strong physical coordination skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Proficient written communication ability.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize duties.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to function as a team player.
  • Able to complete work in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Able to consistently arrive to work and be on time.

Physical Description                       

    • Typical Working Conditions
      • Outside environment.
      • Exposure to the elements.
      • Warehouse environment.
      • Exposure to hazardous materials.
      • Exposure to natural temperature fluctuations.
      • Exposure to varying noise levels.
      • Exposure to air particulates.
      • High levels of equipment traffic.
      • Exposure to moving machinery.
    • Equipment Used
      • Forklifts.
    • Essential Physical Tasks
      • Must occasionally lift approximately 60 lbs.
      • Must sit/stand for extended periods of time.

Please Note

FoxFarm Soil & Fertilizer Company is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to an alcohol and drug free work environment. Pre-employment drug screening is required. No phone calls please.

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