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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.

MHE/ Forklift Operators


Posted April 27, 2017, Breinigsville, PA
Experienced Forklift Operators needed to start at our busy warehouse in Breinigsville shortly! There... are only a few things we need from you... Been there, done that? You need to have at least 6 months recent sit down forklift experience...

Forklift Operator - Shirley


Posted April 27, 2017, Shirley, NY
Description We are currently seeking experienced forklift operators to work in a busy warehouse.... Job Duties: Responsibly operating a forklift (Hi-Lo, cherry picker, sit down) *Pallet building (use of pallet jack...

Warehouse Forklift Operator - 2nd Shift


Posted April 27, 2017, Milford, CT
Position Summary and Special Duties: *Operate a forklift, push pull, hand-truck or wagon to load, unload, move, stack..., stage and count product and materials. *Account for the safe and efficient operation of the forklift and all attached...

Forklift Operator - Tucson, AZ


Posted April 27, 2017, Tucson, AZ
. Job Description / Summary Operate 8,000 to 10,000 Lb. Forklift safety to move product into inventory/onto and off truck Load trucks...

1st Shift Forklift


Posted April 27, 2017, Chattanooga, TN
Company Description A very well established Chattanooga based manufacturing company is needing a First Shift Forklift...

Now hiring forklift operators in Lewisville


Posted April 27, 2017, The Colony, TX
Position- Sit down Forklift Operator This warehouse distributes construction site flooring materials. candidates... construction site. They will use rf scanners to pull and track orders. Qualifications: - Solid work tenure -Sit-down forklift...

Forklift Operator


Posted April 27, 2017, Joliet, IL
On Time Staffing is currently hiring Forklift Operators for our client Neovia Logistics in Joliet, IL! This is a great...

Forklift Gurus Needed ASAP


Posted April 27, 2017, Reno, NV
firm and we are growing! Seeking forklift operators and cherry picker operators ASAP. Multiple position located in Reno... Must have experience operating warehouse equipment Raymond forklift experience is a plus (stand up, sit down, cherry picker, reach truck...

Forklift Operator


Posted April 27, 2017, Blytheville, AR
3 well established companies seeking Forklift operators. All shifts available. Requires a minimum of 6 months... of previous forklift experience. You must have good work history and be seeking full time employment. All the companies...

Forklift Operator


Posted April 27, 2017, Garden City, GA
Our client is looking for experienced forklift operators to join their growing team! The qualified candidate...

Manpower and Vestas are Hiring for Forklift Operators


Posted April 27, 2017, Brighton, CO
We are recruiting for Forklift Operators to join our team! Your position will focus on safe and efficient movement... of products and materials. This position is 100% all Forklift all the time. It is outside rain or shine! Details are listed...

"Forklift Operator-Cooler"


Posted April 27, 2017, Dallas, TX
The Forklift Operator is responsible for driving gasoline, liquefied gas, or electric powered industrial truck equipped... with lifting devices, such as forklift, boom, scoop, lift beam and swivel-hook, fork-grapple, clamps, elevating platform...

Forklift Operator - Aberdeen, NC


Posted April 27, 2017, Aberdeen, NC
, and homeowners. Job Summary This position requires operating a forklift in a rugged 50+ acre outdoor, paved and unpaved.... Job Duties Operate stretch wrap machines, film roll up-enders, and extended boom arm forklift equipment Organize product...

Warehouse Forklift Operator - 1st Shift


Posted April 27, 2017, Milford, CT
Position Summary and Special Duties: *Operate a forklift, push pull, hand-truck or wagon to load, unload, move, stack..., stage and count product and materials. *Account for the safe and efficient operation of the forklift and all attached...

Forklift Operator


Posted April 27, 2017, Lawrenceville, GA
Are you looking for a permanent Forklift Operator position with a great company? Just trying to 'Get your Foot in the... Door'? Don't settle for just your foot! Let Staffmark swing that door wide open so you can drive a Forklift right...

Forklift Operator (3rd Shift)


Posted April 27, 2017, Romeoville, IL
have opportunities for Forklift Operators on our 3rd Shift at our Romeoville, Illinois, Logistics Center. Must have the following... experience: Experienced forklift operator knowledgeable in all warehouse activities and equipment Minimum 6 months recent...

Forklift Operator


Posted April 27, 2017, Chelsea, MA
Job Title Forklift Temp, Temp-to-Hire, or Direct Temp (Long Term) Position Shift WITH HOURS 2nd shift – Mon- Fri..., fantastic PTO system Job Description Forklift operators will be operating a forklift in around warehouse; Pulls product...

Forklift Operators - Immediate Start


Posted April 27, 2017, Fort Worth, TX
Staffmark is currently hiring forklift operators for a leading distribution facility in Fort Worth. We are needing... candidates who can operate the sit-down forklift and electric pallet jack. We have 1st and 2nd shifts available (6a-6p or 6p-6a...

Seasonal Forklift Operator - Wyoming, RI


Posted April 27, 2017, Richmond, RI
, and homeowners. Job Summary This position requires operating a forklift in a rugged 50+ acre outdoor, paved and unpaved.... Job Duties Operate stretch wrap machines, film roll up-enders, and extended boom arm forklift equipment Organize product...


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.