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Warehouse Operations, Forklift Driver

Position Description:

Forklift Operators are responsible for a wide variety of Distribution Center (warehouse) duties, including receiving, product movements, processing, disposal, and order picking. As part of the Operations team, all team members are responsible for ensuring food safety, cleanliness, and workplace safety, in compliance with First Call Logistics’ Food Safety, Workplace Safety, and Food Defense Programs. Successful candidates will be alert, hard-working, detail-oriented, able to follow instructions, and comfortable working in a fast-moving, changing, and flexible environment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Safely operates sit-down and ride-on forklifts, hand trucks, manual/electric jack, pallet wrapping machine, compactors, and other tools/machines as appropriate and as needed for successful completion of duties.
  • Follows all processes and procedures for tasks assigned.
  • Completes and passes annual Food Safety Training.
  • Ensures all orders assigned are picked with accuracy; reports challenges to Inventory Control Specialist.
  • Assists with inventory cycle counts as directed.
  • Receives product at the direction of Supervisor/Director.
  • Disposes of product at the direction of Supervisor/Director.
  • Cleans work area based on Master Cleaning Schedule posted in that area or as directed.
  • Loading and unloading pallets to and from trailers/vehicles; safely operating dock lifts.
  • Adheres to safety guidelines and recommendations.
  • Maintains a safe and organized work area.
  • Reports incidents immediately to Supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Director.

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors/Organization Requirements:

Accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Forklift Operator Certification a plus (training and certification is available to the right candidate).
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, use hands.
  • Regularly required to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Regularly required to use pallet jacks, forklifts and related equipment.
  • A warehouse environment with moderate noise and varying temperatures.
  • High School GED.
  • Warehouse experience preferred.
  • Ability to work for brief periods of time in a cooler and freezer environment (PPE provided).
  • Required to wear hair nets and beard nets if applicable to comply with food safety guidelines.

Professional Qualities:

Fundamental qualities, traits, or attributes expected of a candidate to display in the role.

  • Maintains a positive and solutions-based attitude, even while under pressure and/or managing competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Shows respect and is respected by others.
  • Displays strong communication and team player skills.
  • Takes ownership, initiative, and pride in their work.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment to achieve goals and benchmarks.
  • Displays a clear understanding of professional behavior and etiquette.
  • Meets or exceeds goals, or diligently works to course correct when needed.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

First Call Logistics, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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