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Forklift Operator

Department: Production
Location: Los Banos, CA


Forklift operator shall ensure the removal of finished goods from the end of the line. Takes inventory of shift production and ensures timely delivery to shipping warehouse. Operator shall provide supplies to the casing equipment. Organizes and maintains semi-finished and hold items area. Operator shall maintain their forklift, packaging equipment, Fiber and consumables storage area, pallet staging area clean and organized throughout the shift.

Support the review, understanding and compliance of all programs, policies and procedures contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System.




  1. Operator shall inspect their forklift before the start of their shift and fill out their daily forklift check sheet. Also, operator is expected to immediately report any malfunctions or damage to the equipment immediately to their supervisor.
  2. Removes palletized product and delivers to either warehouse A, C or D. Ensures that pallet tags correspond to finished product and that counts are correct. Relieves co-workers as necessary.
  3. Accurately tags each pallet with three tags and fills out production log forms and ensures that the pallets and forms correlate throughout the shift.
  4. Startup, setup, operate and monitor packaging equipment such as the mechanical palletizer and wrapping equipment.
  5. Performs daily safety and weekly sanitation checklists.
  6. Responsible for supplying the box former and filling machines with fiber and glue. Removes trash to appropriate containers. Organize and maintain semi-finished and hold items. Keeps warehouse B clean and organized. Keeps partial racks organized and clean. Keeps outside empty pallet staging area clean and organized.
  7. Understands and follows recycling program.
  8. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor




Internal Contacts:

            Operation Supervisor, Operations Line Lead, Case Maker Operator, Pouch Packer Operator and Maintenance personnel


External Contacts:



Education Level and Focus:

            High School diploma or equivalent preferred


Years and Type of Related Experience Required:

            1-2 years forklift experience in a warehouse environment. A valid CA drivers license




Interpersonal and Communication:

            Ability to function with minimal supervision, alertness to surrounding operations, team player, good verbal and written communication


Technical and Analytical:

            Ability to read, write, basic math skills, ability to pass written and practical forklift driving tests. Exhibits safe driving skills in a fast paced environment


Administrative and Operations:

            Ability to complete inventory sheets legibly and accurately


Physical Demands:

            Agile, able to stand or sit for long periods of time, lift 40+ lbs, ability to work various shifts


Work Environment:

            Food plant, cold, hot and humid conditions, wet floors, high noise levels, forklift and pedestrian traffic


Special Equipment Used:

            Various hand tools, forklift, operating equipment, calculator, communication radio, and staplers

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