Forklift Operator

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A forklift (also called lift truck, jitney, fork truck, fork hoist, and forklift truck) is a powered industrial truck used to lift and move materials over short distances.

Forklifts are rated for loads at a specified maximum weight and a specified forward center of gravity. This information is located on a nameplate provided by the manufacturer, and loads must not exceed these specifications. In many jurisdictions, it is illegal to alter or remove the nameplate without the permission of the forklift manufacturer.

The following is a list, in no particular order, of the more common lift truck types:

  • Hand pallet truck – no onboard power system of any kind; the operator's muscle power is used to jack-up and move loads.
  • Walkie low lift truck– powered pallet truck, usually electrically powered
  • Rider low lift truc – usually electrically powered
  • Towing tractor – may be internal combustion engine or electrically powered
  • Walkie stacker– usually electrically powered
  • Rider stacker– usually electrically powered
  • Reach truck – variant on a Rider Stacker forklift, designed for small aisles, usually Electrically Powered, named because the forks can extend to reach the load. There are two variants, moving carriage, which is common in North America, and moving mast which is common in the rest of the world, and generally regarded as safer
  • Electric counterbalanced truck– comes in Stand on End Control, Stand on Center Control, and Sit Down Center Control, which is the most numerous

Specific Duties:

  • Ensure the security of all product handling in accordance to government regulation.
  • Ensure accuracy and completion of orders within the contractual time frame.
  • Verify the quantities, lot number and item description of each item selected for an order.
  • Complete stock moves in Warehouse Management System.
  • Complete work orders for Skid transfers.
  • Ensure accurate orders when using Transportation/Warehouse Management Systems.
  • Ensure accurate labeling on items being shipped.
  • Initial and date all completed orders according to GMP regulations.
  • Moves damaged product to designated physical location and notifies inventory control.
  • Forward completed documents to responsible parties for notification.
  • Completes damaged product forms as required.
  • Prepares reports and/or documents as required.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Performs other duties as requested by Supervisor or Distribution Manager.


  • Able to work rotating continental shifts 7AM -7PM then to 7PM - 7AM
  • Recent lift truck operator training certificate
  • Personable with clear communication skills
  • Able to work well with others in a team
  • Computer literate
  • Good attitude
  • Clear communication skills, read and write English

Job Type: Full-time