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Forklift Operator

Roanoke, VA

Order: 101746
Light Industrial

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

• Positions and blocks vehicles by signaling Heavy Truck Driver before loading and unloading. • The operator evaluates the bill of lading for inbound product to ensure that it matches up with the product and quantity that ChemSolv ordered from the supplier. The operator double checks the tank to ensure that it can hold the quantity being delivered. • Positions vehicle close to the receiving storage tank, attaches air valve to the manway “christmas tree” (if air unloading), and/or aids the driver in connecting the hoses to the truck pump and storage tank receiving line. • Operator double checks the hookup to ensure that the tanker is connected to the correct storage tank. He determines that adequate air pressure has built up in the tanker or that the driver is ready to engage his pump to unload. At that point he opens the valve at the hose connection point and then at the base of the tank. Product will then flow into the tank. • Collects retained samples of inbound bulk deliveries and brings them to the plant manager’s office. • Drives a fork truck on regular basis for positioning totes and drums for cleaning, filling, and onto trucks for delivery to customers. • Shares responsibility with other pad staff to ensure that the daily filling list is completed in a timely basis and done in a safe manner. • Wear the proper safety equipment including using a respirator for up to 2 – 3 hours at time. • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Frequently lifts 50 to 100 pound bags, drums or other packages and load/unload into trucks or onto fork trucks Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder on railcars or tankers Operates a fork truck 25 – 40% Must be able to wear a respirator for up to 2 - 3 hours Must be able to stand, walk or stoop 90% Constantly works in outdoor weather conditions

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

 

High school diploma or equivalent or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Fork truck experience a plus Prior experience in the chemical industry a plus

 

WORK ENVIROMENT:

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, and is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

 

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move objects that weigh more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.