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Forklift - general in Thornton, CA at Staffing Network / QPA

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

General Summary

Forklift Operator I is responsible for the movement of material from inventory to production and back to inventory. Maintains correct paperwork and production records are required. Works under immediate supervision; relies on specific direction and instructions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides production departments with material from inventory according to production schedule

  • Moves material in process from one station to another (if necessary)

  • Bands, wraps and/or packs finished goods, and labels material

  • Moves finished goods from production area to finished goods inventory (yard or warehouse)

  • Assist production with bottle necks and other material needs

  • Provides general preventive maintenance on equipment

  • Completes pre-shift/startup equipment checklist and reports any problems or concerns

  • Maintains rough material and finished goods inventory yard organized and clean

  • Completes production records are required

  • Follows forklift rules and policies as described by Company policy

  • Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings

  • Performs other duties as required

Job Specifications


  • Minimum 9th grade basic education; preferred High school diploma or equivalent

  • No minimum experience is required; however, forklift driving experienced is preferred

  • Working knowledge of basic math and inventory techniques

  • Successfully complete Forklift Driver licensing process

Skills and abilities

  • Ability to work in a safe manner

  • Ability to recognize size/grade/quality of material

  • Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions

  • Demonstrate ability to stack material properly

  • Ability to pay attention to surroundings

  • Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions

  • Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English; ability read and write basic English

  • Ability to frequently get on and off a forklift, to withstand operations in rough surfaces, to work in a wide range of weather condition, and operate a forklift for extended periods of time

  • Demonstrate eye-hand coordination

  • Ability to work under immediate supervision

  • Ability to pass a drug test

  • Ability to work hours mandated by management


  • Safety conscious

  • Team player and goal oriented

  • Leads by example and positive attitude

  • Participates in Safety and CI programs

  • Punctual and reliable

  • Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results