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Material Handler / Forklift Operator

Hardeeville, SC

Order: 1968451

We have a thriving industrial packaging company in the Hardeeville area that's looking for a career minded individual.


Job Summary:

Material Handlers, under supervision of the Production Supervisor, is primarily responsible for driving a sit - down forklift to deliver raw materials to production, occasionally take finished goods to the warehouse, and/or load trucks for shipment of orders.  This position is also responsible for a variety of other tasks involved with keeping production running smoothly and the overall cleanliness and organization of the plant.


Job Requirements:

  • Prior forklift experience. Certified preferred but not required.

  • Ability to operate a forklift to move pallets, products and waste about the plant in a safe manner

  • Ability to read various measurement equipment including a tape measure, ability to operate various hand tools including a pneumatic nail gun and circular saw

  • Ability to read and interpret work orders

  • Must be self - motivated and capable of working with minimum supervision

  • Excellent attendance required


Physical Requirements

  • Lifting up to 50 pounds

  • Visually inspecting products, aisle ways and forklift

  • Communicating with employees and management

  • Sitting on lift for approximately 75% of the work day, remainder of time spent stooping, bending, lifting and moving about plant


Primary Accountabilities:

  • Operate gas or electric forklift for majority of shift, moving pallets, products about plant

  • Remove strapping/and or stretch film on pallets as needed

  • Deliver correct raw materials to production lines per work orders

  • Clean waste from lines on a consistent basis, weigh waste and place in baler area

  • Assist at baler area as needed

  • Assist on production lines or in warehouse as needed

  • Communicate with Supervisors, Leads and other Material Handlers via handheld radio and in person regarding production and warehouse needs

  • Perform other duties assigned by management as required



Required Experience/Qualifications/Education:

Must have at least 2 Years' experience operating a forklift, with Reach and/or Clamp Truck experience. 

At least 1 years’ experience in a fast - paced manufacturing environment. Ability to pull inventory with provided schedules. HS Diploma or GED Required.