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Job Number: 2158072

Forklift Operator Description

The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating a forklift or other equipment to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count merchandise. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and may also be required to perform Order Filler and Checker duties.

What you'll do in this 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:
    • Efficiently move product from staging and/or storage areas into rail cars or trailers.
  • Equipment:
    • Load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment.
    • Use radio frequency equipment for picking, receiving, put away, and load functions, as required.
    • 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 prescribed work methods.
  • Inventory:
    • Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained.
    • Assist in physical inventories.
    • Ensure proper stock rotation.
  • 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.


About Nelson:

If you're looking for a new opportunity, the recruiting and staffing experts at Nelson can help. We work with companies of all types and sizes across all industries. We help people like you find exciting roles with employers ranging from Fortune 100, government, and nonprofit organizations to local businesses, industry leaders, and the most agile start-ups. The candidates we work with appreciate our responsive approach, genuine relationships, and exceptional service. With a commitment to transparency, authenticity, and credibility, we look forward to our jobs every day, and we're excited to help you find the job you've been looking for. Nelson is an EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.