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Forklift Operator

Hazle Township, PA 18201

Posted: 05/20/2022 Employment Type: Temp-to-Hire Industry: Industrial Positions Greater Hazleton Area Pay Rate: $21/hr.

Job Description

Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Receive raw materials and packing components from the warehouse using a stand-up forklift.
  • Audits inbound and outbound products to ensure accuracy and quality.
  • Inbound responsibilities include ensuring the proper unloading of trailers, the accuracy of loads, and transporting and put-away of product and raw materials.
  • Transports raw materials and packaging components to specific lines or locations.
  • Operation of corrugate bailer equipment.
  • Operation of the candy crusher and compactor.
  • Uses an RF scanner in a computerized inventory control system to manage product movements throughout the warehouse.
  • In the performance of duties will be required to operate a variety of material handling equipment including stand-up forklifts, slip sheet machines, and rider-walkies.
  • Ensures any maintenance or repair issues for the building facilities, vehicles and equipment are communicated to supervision in a timely manner.  Inspects MHE and completes preoperational checklists.
  • Exhibits safe behaviors and practices in the workplace including wearing required PPE. 
  • Responsible to follow and enforce housekeeping and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Responsible to perform all duties in a safe, clean and organized manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Previous experience operating MHE, warehouse and/or packaging experience preferred.
  • Good written and oral communication. Bi-Lingual is a plus.
  • Strong mathematical skills, work requires continual attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team and motivate others to achieve department goals.
  • Ability to frequently lift 35 lbs and up to 50 lbs occasionally. 
  • Must meet DOT sight and hearing requirements.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work daily and weekend overtime to meet business needs.
  • Ability to operate all equipment associated with a warehousing environment. (Forklift, deep reach, walkie, order picker, RF scanner)
  • Ability to work in heights up to 40 feet.
  • Ability to work in cold storage (40°F). 

Additional Information

Shifts:

  • 2nd shift (Monday-Friday) 4pm-12am $21/hr. 

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