Forklift Operator

Location: Lynden, WA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Position Summary:

A Warehouse Forklift Operator’s job functions are related to shifting of goods and material from one place to another. The operator is also involved in loading and unloading processes as well as sorting and systematic handling of product. The forklift operator is also accountable for checking lifts prior to usage and partaking in training for license renewal. The requirement of forklift operators is essential in loading docks.

Primary Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Loading goods on to the forklift in a systematic procedure.
  • Following proper handling procedure of the goods.
  • Responsibility of conducting regular inspection of the forklift to ensure its safety and ability of performing the operations.
  • Assisting in making pallets of goods and materials to put on trucks for transportation.
  • Maintaining and working in accord with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration norms (OSHA).
  • Verifying the loaded material with the order form given.
  • Coordinating work with the warehouse staff and efficiently carrying out the orders of the supervisor.
  • Checking, counting and weighing of inventory.
  • Partaking in training for license renewal.
  • Performing other duties as needed.

Education/Experience:

  • High school graduate or general education degree (GED) from an accredited institution with some related experience preferred but not required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Forklift certification desired but not required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends occasionally as required.
  • Must have a solid work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and change direction mid-stream.
  • Ability to efficiently coordinate work with co-workers and take orders from superiors.
  • Awareness of the safety and official procedures for handling good and supplies.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and meet set targets and deadlines.
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