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  Alaska, California, Cleveland, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Logan, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, USA, Wisconsin
Posted 6 months ago

A Forklift Operator’s job description typically includes a range of responsibilities related to the safe and efficient operation of forklifts and other material handling equipment. Here’s a general outline of what a Forklift Operator’s job description might look like:


Job Title: Forklift Operator

Job Summary:

Operate forklifts and other material handling equipment to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count merchandise. Maintain equipment and perform various warehouse duties as needed.


Key Responsibilities:

Forklift Operation:

– Safely operate forklifts and other equipment to move materials to and from storage areas, loading docks, trucks, or storage facilities.

– Load and unload materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves.



– Adhere to all safety guidelines and protocols while operating forklifts.

– Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment and report any maintenance or safety issues.


Material Handling:

– Transport materials to designated areas within the warehouse using forklifts or other equipment.

– Ensure proper stacking and storage of materials to prevent damage.


Inventory Control:

– Assist in the counting and recording of inventory as needed.

– Report discrepancies or damages to supervisors.


Equipment Maintenance:

– Perform routine maintenance on forklifts and other equipment.

– Report any mechanical issues for repairs.



– Communicate effectively with team members and supervisors.

– Coordinate with other departments to fulfill material handling requirements.


Quality Control:

– Ensure that materials are handled and stored appropriately to prevent damage.

– Follow quality control procedures.


Adherence to Policies:

– Follow company policies and procedures related to safety, conduct, and job performance.



– High school diploma or equivalent.

– Valid forklift operator certification.

– Previous experience as a forklift operator.

– Knowledge of safety protocols and procedures.

– Physical ability to lift and move heavy objects.

– Attention to detail and accuracy in work.


Working Conditions:

– Work in a warehouse environment.

– Exposure to various weather conditions (if working in an outdoor setting).

– May require standing, walking, and lifting for extended periods.

Job Features

Job Category

Light Industry

Pay Rate

16-20 $ /Hr

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