The Forklift Operator is responsible for ensuring customer orders and replenishment loads are fulfilled, prepared for shipment and delivered to the appropriate destination in a safe, quality, timely and cost effective manner. The forklift operator is the final operation in meeting customer requirements for high quality, damage free, on-time, correctly loaded and accurate deliveries.
Load trailers according to loading specifications and in a manner which delivers product on time (arrives when originally expected) and complete (accurate by item and damage free) as measured by our customers and other receiving destinations.
Receive, unload, inspect and correctly warehouse all in-bound shipments (finished goods and materials) using safe procedures while maintaining the quality of all products and using accurate inventory management procedures.
Conduct trailer inspections prior to loading trailers for product shipment and after unloading inbound trailers.
Operate forklift and high lift equipment to move product from the palletizer and within the warehouse to trailers and various other warehouse locations and operate in a manner maintaining required sanitation levels. Repair and recoup damaged goods as accidentally created during product movement and as required. Follow FIFO principles for finished products.
Perform accurate inventory transactions into warehousing systems. Tag pallets from the palletizer and record production; organize warehouse and all warehouse supplies and materials.
Report or take appropriate action when quality checks do not meet set specifications.
Improve operations through individual and group problem solving. Provide leadership in solving problems that disrupts the daily production goals.
Maintain a clean, safe work environment that promotes associate safety and product integrity. Must know the product "Hold" criteria of all applicable areas.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Certified in Forklift operation
Record keeping, and organizational skills
Ability to read, write and understand English
Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
Must be literate and able to calculate totals, percentages, and operate some computerized equipment
High School diploma or GED
Ability to read and interpret documents such as SOP's, and safety documents
PREFERRED SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE:
Understands the importance of safety and quality
2 or more year's experience in food manufacturing preferred
Detail oriented and able to multi-task
Working knowledge of WMS/RF scanning technology preferred
Working knowledge of SAP preferred
2 or more years of forklift operating experience in a warehouse preferred