Forklift Driver Job Description

Introduction:

Forklift drivers operate forklift moving stocks around warehouses, factories, worksites , and construction sites. The machine has a hydraulic lifting mechanism and forks move heavy and large goods from one location to another. It is the fork that lifts goods and operating a forklift machine is not an easy task. Drivers may require working at extreme temperature and one should be vigilant while performing his task.

Forklift Driver job Titles:

  • Forklift Driver
  • Forklift operator( +3 years of experience)
  • Forklift Operator (Part-Time)
  • Material Handler
  • Forklift Truck
  • Fork truck

Forklift Driver Job Summary:

We are looking to hire an expert forklift driver to move stocks and materials on the manufacturing floor and warehouse. Your task involves stocking merchandise, cleaning organizing product display, removing damaged goods, pricing merchandise, and securing fragile. You have to follow all safety measures, procedures, and guidelines while handling and moving hazardous material. Your responsibilities include using material handling equipment to load and unload designated trailers, to move and store material within the warehouse, to pick verify and pack orders, to load goods into trailers and to conduct pre and post-audit. You should maintain a clean and safe work area and should keep maintenance tools organize an in good shape. It is your job to collaborate with team members to meet the daily shipment schedule. Your job involves contributing an overall positive team atmosphere. The driver can suggest a team implementing methods to improve workflow. Should be flexible with scheduled workdays and shift preference.

Forklift Driver Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Unloading merchandise from the incoming vehicle and stacking them at assigned areas
  • Moving stocks for storage or shipment
  • Optimizing loads to ensure safety operation
  • Managing the inventory using RF scanning equipment
  • Identifying damages and reporting shortages, quality deficiencies
  • Expert operating forklift and adhere to customer service standard set by the organization
  • Inspecting and performing regular maintenance of the machine
  • Keeping activity and inventory logs updated
  • Maintaining a safe working environment and  complying with company policies and guidelines
  • Identifying workplace safety hazards
  • Complete the forms and handle documentation

Forklift Driver Skills and Qualification:

  • More than 2 years of experience operating forklift equipment
  • Awareness of handling other equipment and machines
  • Require high school diploma/GED
  • Proficient in maths, computer and strong ability to understand OSHA regulation
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Physically fit enough to lift 50 pounds
  • Great time management skill and communication skill
  • Holding a valid certification to operate a forklift
  • Able to speak, read and write English
  • Able to understand codes and fill the form appropriately
  • Able to stand for an extended period of time
  • Must pass a background check and drug screen

Forklift Driver Salary

A forklift driver is one of the most important people in any warehouse or industrial work area. They are responsible for moving and lifting heavy materials, such as boxes and pallets. The best forklift drivers can make around $36,000 a year depending on their experience and qualifications.

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