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In order to become a certified forklift operator, it will take a lot more than the simple ability to operate and drive a vehicle. When you take on the task of operating any kind of heavy machinery, you will have to have a level of skill and experience to foster safe driving practices.

Forklift , Cherry Picker & Reach Operators needed ASAP - Savannah

Posted June 28, 2017, Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a warehouse position as a forklift operator that provides you with competitive pay and steady work... operator is responsible for operating powered industrial equipment such as forklift, clamp truck or other power equipment...

Forklift Operator

Posted June 28, 2017, Savannah, GA
Georgia-Pacific Who is Georgia-Pacific?Watch to find out! GP Harmon is seeking Forklift/Skid SteerOperators... of forklift and skid steer operations. If you have mobile equipment experience, are a safety-oriented individual...


Posted June 28, 2017, Thomson, GA
with the use of a 16,000 pound forklift 2. Verify incoming orders for accuracy. 3. Place materials in assigned location...

Material Handler/ Forklift Operator Wanted - Telford

Posted June 28, 2017, Telford, PA
Looking for a Material Handler/ Forklift Operator for a first shift position. This is a very physical job. Working... hours: 6:00 am-2:30 pm Skills: Are you a skilled forklift and material handler? Do you like a physical job where you can...

Pallet Operator/Forklift Operator

Posted June 28, 2017, Saint Louis, MO
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Forklift/Material Handler

Posted June 28, 2017, Atlanta, GA
. We are currently seeking Forklift Operators for one of the largest third party logistics companies in North America. Our Client... Company offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Direct Deposit, 401k, Sick Leave, Paid Vacation A Forklift Operator is responsible...

Forklift Operator

Posted June 28, 2017, Grand Prairie, TX
Our Garden Segment is searching for a Forklift Operator in our Grand Prairie, TX location. This position requires... with required paperwork Operate forklift safely Stock warehouse and rotate stock Maintain a clean and safe working environment...

Forklift Operator - New Kingstown

Posted June 28, 2017, New Kingstown, PA
months of forklift operation - Reliable transportation - Basic math skills - Experience using RF scan system - Willing... to operate forklift as well as work on packing line - ATTENDANCE ATTENDANCE ATTENDANCE If you or someone you know...


Posted June 28, 2017, Davenport, IA

Forklift Operator - West Chester

Posted June 28, 2017, West Chester, PA
Seeking an experienced Forklift Operator and Receiver for a company in West Chester. This position has the..., operating a forklift and other warehouse duties. Please review the additional requirements below and if you are qualified...

Forklift Operators

Posted June 28, 2017, Lathrop, CA
{{$parent.googlePlacesAutocompleteEnabled ? location.description : location}} Forklift Operators in Lathrop, CA... down forklift openings for a busy Lathrop facility. You will be moving full pallets of product in this busy dry foods warehouse...

Slip-Sheet Forklift Operators Needed

Posted June 28, 2017, Joliet, IL
Chat with me now! - FORKLIFT OPERATORS (Slip Sheet...) We are looking for candidates with AT LEAST 2-3 years SLIP-SHEET forklift experience working with high volume orders. Candidates...


Posted June 28, 2017, Newark, NJ
Are you an experienced Forklift driver looking for a new job opportunity? If the answer is yes then look no further.... Our customer, a large warehouse facility in Newark, is looking for multiple TEMP TO HIRE forklift drivers. That's right, we don't...

Forklift Operator

Posted June 28, 2017, Savannah, GA
Who is Georgia-Pacific? GP Harmon is seeking Forklift/Skid Steer Operators at our Savannah, GA facility. This role... the facility. We are looking for candidates with a strong commitment to safety standards and knowledge of forklift...


Posted June 28, 2017, Romulus, MI
Evans Distribution Systems, one of the area’s leading logistics providers is looking for experienced Forklift Driver... company Requirements High school degree/GED 5 years experience driving a forklift is a must Must be able to pass...

Forklift Operator - Coatesville

Posted June 28, 2017, Coatesville, PA
. Working hours: FLEX HOURS! Must be available for rotating schedule! Skills: -Must have forklift experience! -Willing...

Forklift Operators

Posted June 28, 2017, Bloomfield, CT
{{$parent.googlePlacesAutocompleteEnabled ? location.description : location}} Forklift Operators in Bloomfield, CT... is currently recruiting for 3 experienced forklift operators for the Greater Hartford area. The hours will be Mon-Fri 7:30am...

Forklift Operator

Posted June 28, 2017, Savannah, GA
Who is Georgia-Pacific? GP Harmon is seeking Forklift/Skid Steer Operators at our Savannah, GA facility. This role... the facility. We are looking for candidates with a strong commitment to safety standards and knowledge of forklift...

Forklift Operator

Posted June 28, 2017, Laredo, TX
by hand or with forklift or other handling equipment. Loads materials into carrier vehicles and installs strapping, bracing...


Posted June 28, 2017, Minooka, IL
. To be considered to our positions you need at least 6 months of recent warehouse experience OR 1 year of recent forklift experience...

The Roles And Responsibilities Of Forklift Jobs

While there are a number of ways that you can become certified as a forklift driver, knowing the roles and responsibilities will be a great way to get started. There are even some employers that will help by providing the necessary training to get you going in the world as a forklift operator and allow you to get your operator’s license. This is usually necessary if you apply to work at a local warehouse near you.

General Forklift Operator Responsibilities

  • The unloading of merchandise or materials from any oncoming vehicles, then stacking them in the assigned locations
  • Working to locate and move stock of products to crates or pallets so that they can be readied for storage or shipment
  • Identifying any damages of the goods, reporting any shortages or deficiencies in quality
  • Stacking of any and all goods in storage bays, following along with the inventory protocol for the facility
  • Checking to be sure that all loads are safe and secure
  • Performing daily checks of the forklift and associated equipment, working to lubricate equipment and recharge the battery
  • The dumping of materials into designated hoppers
  • Stacking up empty pallets

Of course, the different roles and responsibilities for forklift operators will vary from one location to another. Depending upon where you are hired as a forklift professional, you could be involved in a couple of the listed responsibilities, or a combination of many of the responsibilities that are listed. Whenever you go through the training and certification process, you will be given all of the skills and experience that is necessary to take on a wide range of projects to fall in line with your desired position. Local factory jobs will hire you if you have this career experience.

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Requirement Qualifications

There will also be some different qualifications that any forklift candidate may have to meet prior to being hired for a position. Some of these qualifications may include:

  • A high school diploma, or the equivalent
  • Skills including math, language and reading, including some basic computer skills
  • The ability to pay attention, as required for the prevention of injury to others, promoting a safe work environment
  • Able to follow along with instructions regarding the operation of equipment, along with quality record keeping
  • Execution of assignments in a manner that is safe, accurate and timely
  • Possess a clean driving record and possess a value motor vehicle operator’s license, may be required depending on the state and job requirements
  • Proper forklift certification to meet up with all standards outlined by OSHA

No matter what, you will always see that becoming a forklift operator will be a wonderful career choice to offer a great opportunity for growth within the right facility. As long as you meet up with all of the roles and responsibilities, you will find that you will have no problem getting the forklift job you are hoping for. Find a local construction job near you today.