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Forklift Operator

Wellford, SC

Order: 141620

Position Description

Title: Warehouse Associate

Job Code / Grade: Non-Exempt

Department: Operations

Reports To: Operations Manager



Job Summary:

Responsible, at various points, for loading, unloading, sorting, staging, transporting and otherwise handling products that come into and move out of the warehouse. Individuals in this position must work cooperatively with other Associates and productively with little supervision.


Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

  • Follow safety policies and procedures and encourage others to do the same. This includes performing daily forklift safety checklists.

  • Safely operate forklifts or other machinery in order to complete tasks such as loading, unloading, moving, sorting, staging, pulling orders and otherwise transporting material.

  • Band, wrap, and tape product as needed

  • Maintains condition of Warehouse work area, i.e. free of trash, product in correct location and organized, swept floors…

  • Work cooperatively and productively with Supervisors and other employees in order to complete required work load.

  • Provide and inspire outstanding service to customers by maintaining attention to detail, accuracy, quality and completing assigned work in a timely manner.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors or management


Required Cognitive & Psychological Characteristics

  • Be personable, articulate, and knowledgeable with the ability to work well with other employees and management.

  • Ability to learn skills quickly with a mature and service oriented attitude.

  • Must have a high level of comprehension of, and be able to communicate in, the English language.

  • Must be process oriented and able to take direction with the ability to think and act with a systematic and effective approach to analyzing situations and acting on good business solutions to problems.

  • Must work with strong attention to detail and high motivation toward completing task completely, accurately and timely.

  • Must be adaptable and flexible in order to change or adapt to changing work practices, priorities, procedures or conditions.

  • Must have the ability to manage multiple tasks.

  • Forklift skills with appropriate updated certification

  • Ability to meet the required schedule for work


Physical Job Requirements

  • Bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, lifting, pushing, pulling and moving items:

    • Requires the ability to consistently, and often, lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

  • Responding to public address system announcements, directions from supervisors and managers, warning alarms from other fork lift drivers

  • Walking and carrying merchandise

    • Requires moving around the warehouse to assist others or moving merchandise themselves

  • Identify and read tickets, SKU’s, UPC labels and reports

    • Requires recognizing, identifying and using merchandise and necessary reports.

  • Gripping used to operate machinery or hand tools


Environmental Job Requirements

  • Due to forklifts and other heavy equipment traveling through the Warehouse, temporary cracks may appear in the floor, causing uneven walking surfaces.

  • Warehouse environment can be dusty and noisy.

  • Fluctuations of temperature are common

  • Wet floors may occur during rainy or snowy weather or at other times depending on what has transpired in the environment (i.e. cleaning of floors…)

  • Sharp and/or rough edges will typically be encountered

  • Warehouse equipment and treated lumber may emit fumes

  • Some equipment may require electric voltage.


Required Credentials:

  • Minimum of one (1) year warehouse distribution experience

  • Forklift experience and forklift certification preferred, but not required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • High School diploma

  • Must have basic math and analytical skills

  • Flexible with scheduling

  • Successfully complete any required training or orientation programs