Job Description

Operates forklift to move, load, and unload material and pallets throughout the facility. 


  • Comply with Westlake Safety Policies  

  • Regular attendance, timeliness, and scheduling flexibility 

  • Operate forklift within the safety guidelines. 

  • Unload incoming material and pallets by placing it in the proper area. 

  • Regulate shipping documents accordingly. 

  • Verify counts and maintain load sheets. 

  • Understand quality standards, equipment, and manufacturing processes. 



  • Ability to use simple math and read tape measure accurately. 


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred. 

  • Prior experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment preferred. 

  • Prior forklift experience preferred. 

  • Forklift certification 




The employee should possess the ability to: 


  • Prolong sitting.  

  • Complete repetitive movements such as typing.  

  • Be exposed to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable. 

  • Wear all required personal protective equipment (hearing, vision, and hardhat protection) when in plant. 

  • Lift/move/transport items up to 50 pounds. 

  • Ability to move or traverse about the facilities. 

  • Must be able to ascend/descend stairs or ladders.  

  • Ability to work around dust, chemicals, and other substances, and in various environmental condition. 


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this positionEmployee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. 


A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job dutiesAll duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilitiesTo perform this job successfully, the incumbents(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficientlySome requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or othersThe requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.   


This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. 

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