The Forklift/Loader Operator is responsible for operating a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack and count merchandise. The operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle. This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform, employee are required to follow any other job related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
Key Performance Areas (Essential Functions of the Position)
Unload inbound and outbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations. Efficiently stack and store the merchandise in the appropriate areas.
Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage. Report quality variances.
Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped. Perform picking duties in an efficient manner that meets customer service standards.
Efficiently move product from staging and/or storage areas into rail cars or trailers.
Load, unload, move, stack and stage product and materials using forklift, loader or other power equipment. Use radio frequency equipment for picking, receiving, put away, and load functions, as required. Maintain the facility s equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion. On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift and other equipment. Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manger following prescribed work methods.
Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained.
Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area. Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse. Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety. Comply with OSHA and MSDS Standards.
Perform or assist in building, grounds, and equipment maintenance as required.
Key Success Factors for Position
o Takes immediate reaction from directives given by supervisor.
o Asks questions and challenges old ideas.
o Works well within a team.
o Communicates effectively and assertively (both direct and respectful).
o Communicates clearly (both written and verbal), to all levels of the organization.
o Motivates others on the team.
o Able to meet expectations/production standards
o Continuous learning
o Independent thinking
o Time management
High school diploma or equivalent. Previous manufacturing, material handling, radio frequency equipment, forklift, and loader operator experience preferred.
General Manufacturing Environment :
Work is regularly performed inside the plant and occasionally in the surrounding grounds and facilities. Because of this, employees are frequently exposed to adverse weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, wind, rain and snow. Lighting varies based on the season, weather and conditions in the plant. Employees regularly work near moving mechanical parts, material handling equipment and are exposed to ergonomic hazards, noise and dust.
Physical Requirements :
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Work is fast paced and employees are expected to perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor, therefore they must have excellent stamina, be in good physical condition and capable of handling objects up to 75 lbs in weight. Individuals must also have good eyesight, hearing and better than average coordination in order to keep up with production equipment. In addition to these requirements employees are regularly required to sit or stand for extended periods of time, reach, bend, climb, and walk about the facility and production areas.
Each employee of Standlee Premium Western Forage has a responsibility to know, to understand and to abide by Workplace Professional Standards of Conduct. Professional Conduct includes Customer Service, Courtesy, Ethics, Safety, Teamwork, Responsibility, Accountability, confidentiality, and Professionalism.
No travel required.