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Forklift - Warehouse 1st shift/ Offering a Sign on Bonus at JOHN B SANFILIPPO & SON, INC in Elgin, Illinois

Posted in Transportation 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Title: Forklift Operator I

Department: WHSE (440)

Report to Job Title: Warehouse Supervisor


Fair Labor Standards Act Status (FLSA):  Exempt       Non-Exempt    X Hourly      


Summary of the Position:

The forklift operator I is qualified to operate electric pallet jacks and/or sit-down and/or stand-up forklift. The person in this position possesses entry level skills to perform the day to day activities within the warehouse department, including raw receiving dock, finished goods dock or production line support.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Picks work order demands, stages product for production use and returns unused items back to inventory. 

  • Unloads trucks/containers of raw or FG (finished goods) items, verifies receipt to order documentation, signs and stamps bill of lading, receives inventory into the system using WMS scanning equipment, and verifies/applies LP’s as directed. 

  • Inspects trucks and documents findings. Transfers processed product into FG or coolers storage location. 

  • Keeps receiving/warehouse area clean and organized. Sweeps, picks up trash, tapes up any open cases and organizes empty pallets, etc. 

  • Changes equipment batteries, conducts pre-op inspection on all material handling equipment used and reports any equipment issues or damages.  Properly uses and cares for hand-held scanning equipment. 

  • Rotates inventory and follows FIFO (first in-first out) or FEFO (first expired-first out) process, depending on job function. 

  • Adheres to all safety and GMP rules, including allergen segregation and organic product handling. Attends assigned training.

  • Responsible for manufacturing, distributing and consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP, SQF, and regulatory requirements. 

  • Aware and accountable for maintaining and documenting preventative controls necessary to ensure food safety and quality. 

  • Responsible for immediately reporting all food safety and quality issues to management. 

  • Responsible for partnering with others, sharing knowledge, skills and information within assigned team and across functional areas. 

  • Responsible for enhancing technical and functional competencies, as well as professional and leadership development. 

 Supervisory Responsibility:

Does this position have supervisory responsibility?      Yes        X No


  • Operate stand- up reach, sit-down and electric pallet jacks.

  • Material handling equipment certification required.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English.

  • Basic math skills

JBSS is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.



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