Forklift Operator at Novo Logistics in Joliet, Illinois

Posted in Transportation 16 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Novo Logistics

Position: Forklift Operator (Outbound)

Location: Joliet, Illinois                          

     $17.50/hour           ** Now Hiring**  Overtime opportunities - Permanent full-time employment with Benefits/Weekly Pay**

                                                                           **  Working 4 days/10 hour Shifts **

                        For Immediate consideration please text Shannon at 815.714.8997 or email


Company Description

"The Novo culture has the utmost respect for our team members, families, and the local community. As a member of Novo, we warmly welcome you and your family to the Novo team. We empower our team members to advocate for our cultural values of respect, safety, transparency, and continuous improvement. Our team is proud to work for Novo, and we’re proud to work with them.  Join us in making a difference for our partners."

With operations in states across the country, partnerships with industry-leading corporations, and continued expansion in our future, there are many opportunities for personal growth and development when you choose to explore a career with us. Join our team and grow with us! We are an equal opportunity employer.


Job Description

Novo is seeking reliable, motivated, and team-oriented individuals to join our Warehouse Team. This position is within a fast-paced warehouse environment in Joliet, Illinois. We offer competitive compensation and opportunities for growth.

 Job Duties

  • Operate forklift, including moving products and loading/unloading of materials onto trailers..

  • Collect and stage orders to be shipped.

  • Perform general warehouse responsibilities such as maintaining cleanliness and organization of shelving, pallet area, and work stations; sweep and/or mop floors.

  • Maintain high standards of safety throughout operations.

  • Assist in inventory control activities to include recording of materials shipped and counting physical inventory.

  • Assist other Team Members with day-to-day operations as needed and directed.

  • Communicate and cooperate with supervisors and coworkers.

  • Comply with established policies and procedures.


Job Requirements

  • One (1) year of experience operating a forklift.

  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience operating a forklift.

  • Strong knowledge of warehouse work instructions, safety, and housekeeping procedures.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to lift, move, and transport up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to stand, bend, and stoop for extended periods or for the duration of shift (8-12 hour shifts).

  • Ability to work rotating day/night, 8-12 hour shifts, as applicable.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals of varied backgrounds and levels of management.

  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude towards Team Members and customers.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and/or under stressful situations.

  • Ability to proactively problem solve.


Applicants Must

  • Have reliable transportation.

  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States.

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of application.

  • Be willing to submit to a background check and urinalysis drug screen upon offer of employment.


Additional Requirement

  • Current forklift certification, preferred (but not required).

Education Requirement

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent, preferred.


Employment Type(s)

  • Full-Time, Non-Exempt



  • Hourly (paid weekly via Direct Deposit).

  • Overtime opportunities (overtime pay is equal to 1.5 times the Team Member's regular hourly rate of pay, for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek).



Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

  • Company-sponsored premiums for Medical Insurance, with nominal Team Member contribution.

  • Dental/Vision Insurance, Life Insurance policy, and other options.

401(k) Plan

  • Company match option.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Paid Time Off hours in accordance with Company Policy




  • 1 year(s): Forklift Experience

  • 1 - 2 years: Warehouse Experience



  • High School or better

Licenses & Certifications


  • Forklift Certification



  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group


  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

  • Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe

  • Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

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