ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Operating a lift truck is a specialized job that requires training & authorization by the company. The operator must have the mechanical knowledge and skills to operate a lift truck in a safe and professional manner under unique conditions.
Other duties may be assigned.
- Operator must be aware of all operating instructions, warnings and precautions for the type of truck he will be operating.
- Knowledge of all controls & instrumentation and how they work
- Must be able to perform fine manipulation for loading and unloading trucks and stacking and un-stacking bales or palletized items.
- Must always pay attention to surrounding environment where other associates are walking and standing.
- Must be capable of maneuvering materials in and out of confined areas and be alert to all hazards.
- Operator must inspect lift truck daily and complete a daily inspection report of forklift maintenance. Any problems must be reported immediately to ensure safe & proper operation.
- Must follow all traffic regulations including plant speed limit.
- Must maintain a safe distance between employees & other forklifts.
- Must sound the horn at cross aisles where vision is obstructed.
- Must be competent to carry the load trailing when forward view is obstructed when delivering raw materials to departments.
- Required to look in the direction of and keep a clear view of the path of travel.
- Required to follow all safety procedures
- Will be required at times with proper notice to work overtime. Ability to work flexible schedule is required.
- Hourly Position
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS - 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.
Most of the time is spent standing in the same location; grasping fiber, some twisting motion at waistline or there may be a need to stoop regularly or move/lift material or equipment (typically less than 30 lbs).
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The plant is well lighted and well ventilated, the air may contain dust and particles from the materials used in the trade. During certain months some areas are exposed to extreme weather. May be noisy from machinery and air hoses. Employees may receive minor cuts and scratches when working with sharp tools and rough surfaces, safety is required by everyone. Overtime required during peak period and may also be slow periods with little or no work.
Complying With Procedures
Handle Heavy Object