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Forklift/Equipment Operator

JMI Resource Gainesville, FL Full-Time
$14.00/ hour
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JOB TITLE: Forklift/Equipment Operator

LOCATION: Gainesville, FL

PAY RATE: $14.00 per hour

HOURS: Monday - Saturday - Various Shifts

**MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING: Driver's License, Skid Steer and Forklift experience to be considered for this position.**


  • Operates forklift to move baled material and to load and unload trucks.
  • Operates skid steel loaders to load material on conveyors.
  • Operates wheel loader to push and load materials on conveyors.
  • Operates baler to bale loose materials.
  • Performs pre-operation checks of equipment; performs routine service and preventative maintenance on equipment to maintain good working order.
  • Performs manual tasks and labor while not operating equipment as required.
  • Assists mechanics and vehicle service attendants in minor overhaul and repair work.
  • Completes minor repair work on equipment.
  • Assist with maintaining working area clean
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions in the operation of light or medium equipment.
  • Knowledge of the operating and repair characteristics of light or medium equipment.
  • Ability to service types of light or medium equipment and to make minor repairs.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.


  • Current forklift certification
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Three to Five years of Forklift, Skid Steer experience
  • HS diploma or equivalent


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, and use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear, and taste or smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to understand verbal and written instructions in English
  • Ability to routinely lift 30 or more pounds
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, and twist at the waist
  • Ability to tolerate heat


·         Can read, understand, hear, and apply written and spoken directions in English

·         Work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner

·         Ability to accurately gauge lengths of time and distance

·         Possess fast reflexes and unimpaired coordination

·         Ability to perform tasks involving high levels of cognitive function and judgment

·         Not mentally or physically impaired from any cause that can adversely affect ability to safely and competently perform the job duties and functions


  • High heat during summer months
  • High particulate matter content in air
  • High noise
  • High traffic environment
  • Operates under cover but may require outside activity
  • Physically demanding

Recommended skills

Hazardous Materials
Personal Protective Equipment
Forklift Truck


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