We are looking for an experienced Forklift Operator for our client's logistics warehouse at the Port of New Orleans.
Responsible for operating a forklift or other powered material handling equipment to move and stack products. Accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and may be required to perform checker duties.
Drives propane/electric /diesel forklift to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products and materials
Pull orders from storage areas and compare them with order forms/specification sheet
Check cargo to inspect condition, quantity, and accuracy of material according to instructions
Choose appropriate packing materials/equipment and pack cargo in accordance with appropriate procedures
Must ensure that supplies are being used efficiently and not wasted
Ensure that each van/container is sealed and verified with appropriate information
Load/Unload cargo to/from trucks/containers using proper equipment
Receive product deliveries, inspect and ensure proper storage
Arrange items in an organized manner to avoid damage or premature wear and tear
Create or assist with inventory count as needed
Perform daily checks on equipment to include all lubricant levels, lights, backup beeper, any new damages, hour meter readings, and safety checks.
Check for leaking hoses, hydraulic cylinders, and fittings to ensure fluids are not leaking and thereby making sure the unit operates safely
Ensure cleanliness and maintenance of equipment and tools used in the delivery or loading processes
Position Requirements – Experience, Education, and Skills:
Previous experience stacking cargo on pallets or into bundles and performing general warehouse housekeeping is required
Must be able to read, speak and comprehend fluent English, count accurately, perform basic math equations and write legibly.
Capable of sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods.
Must be able to twist, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level and crouch on a frequent basis.
Must be able to use proper lifting techniques to lift 50 pounds.
Must have good communication skills so you can interface with coworkers, supervisors, and management.
Demonstrated ability to follow directions with emphasis on safety is extremely important.
Ability to handle stress caused by meeting deadlines due to tight schedules.
Must be able to shift priorities easily.
Must be able to use hands and feet simultaneously and for repetitive movements.
Must be a team player and able to effectively follow instructions.
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