August 19, 2022 |

Forklift Driver/Material Handler


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Safely and efficiently operate material handling equipment (forklift) to maneuver racks, containers, pallets, and crates
  • Perform routine daily equipment inspections and escalate issues
  • Gather finished orders for movement to the outbound shipping area
  • Ensure product is labeled and free of damages, overages, and shortages
  • Accurately complete all related paperwork
  • Adhere to quality and customer service standards set forth by the company
  • Observe and comply with all safety procedures and guidelines
  • Ensure that materials loaded are transported properly stacked and secure
  • Perform housekeeping tasks such as sweeping and removing scrap, pallets, cardboard, etc.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned
  • Regular and reliable attendance at work


  • Attention to detail
  • Communication proficiency
  • Technical capacity
  • Teamwork orientation
  • Decision making
  • Results driven
  • High safety regard

Work Environment

This job is performed in a busy warehouse environment with high forklift traffic. Warehouses are subject to seasonal temperatures. Steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, and vests are required for personal protective equipment (PPE).

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

The associate may occasionally be required to lift 51 pounds; anything more significant than 51 pounds requires assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred but not required
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience operating a forklift in a busy warehouse environment
  • OSHA-endorsed forklift certification or ability to become certified

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Prior work experience in a warehouse and/or a Just-in-Time (JIT) environment preferred
  • Basic computer skills and experience with a warehouse management system are a plus
  • Knowledge of safety practices


No travel is required between locations

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

POSTED ON August 19, 2022