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Forklift Operator

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Employment Type: Temporary Job Number: IF-000551 Branch: Grand Rapids, MI

Job Description

Forklift Driver 2nd shift

Shifts: 2nd
2: 00 PM to 10: 00 PM
Pay: $19.50 / hr, with frequent over-time
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Forklift Operators will be required to use standard diesel of propane powered forklifts or telescopic forklifts primarily assigned to unload materials and supplies necessary for the plant operation; move racks / bins from a conveyor line to the storage yard; load both flatbed and box trucks for shipping using either portable loading ramps or operating off the ground.

* Work safely and responsibly and follow all safety policies and procedures
* Perform daily equipment checks and minor service maintenance
* Moving palletized materials throughout the storage facility
* Installs and re-supplies as necessary rolls of bagging film, rolls of stretch wrap, top sheet, pallets, bottom sheet, labels, and other consumables as needed.
* Follow shipping instructions and load trucks with proper materials to complete orders
* Move & stack pallets in the correct storage areas
* Lift and carry boards between pallets while stacking
* Align pallet stacks vertically and safely
* Ensure bags are not damaged during pallet handling
* Examine bag products to verify conformance to quality standards
* Perform work according to accepted procedures and practices
* Change out propane tanks or fill with diesel fuel depending on the type of forklift
* Keep accurate records of production data
* Communicate all concerns affecting safety, quality, productivity and the work environment to the Supervisor
* Other work as required and assigned

*Responsibilities and Duties*
* Must have forklift experience
* High degree of attention required to prevent injury to self and coworkers; promote a safe workplace
* Must be able to wear steel-toed shoes and safety glasses
* Must be able to speak, comprehend, and read English
* Must be able to work safely in varying temperatures in production/warehouse workplace and outside year round
* Must be able to lift and carry 20-25 pounds regularly
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