Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

The Forklift Operator is responsible for the safe operation of a Powered Industrial Vehicle (PIV) to assist with material handling, shipping, receiving and other activities. The list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may expand to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Comply with company Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Loads and unloads materials (4x16 pallets) onto or from trucks by forklift as required.
  • Loading and verification of outgoing shipments for accuracy and quality/quantity of part numbers
  • Verify products picked match the shipping order
  • Ensure items received are delivered and put away daily
  • Ensure material storage areas and receiving area are kept clean from debris and trash
  • Distribute requested items to production line in an accurate and timely fashion as needed
  • Improve and maintain plant and outside yard 5S/Safety
  • Manually handle product combining and sorting material from pallet to pallet
  • Assist with yearly Physical Inventory     
  • Other projects as requested
  • Regular attendance, timeliness, and scheduling flexibility 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Sort, stage & load pallets and related material in a safe manner following Boral Forklift Safe Operation guidelines and policies
  • Assist in inventory management of pallets to ensure production operations continue without interruption
  • Required to operate a sit-down forklift and/or electric pallet jack in a safe and efficient manner
  • Able to effectively work within a diverse team environment and be productive while unsupervised
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as shipping/receiving information
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Some minor pallet repairs

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

The employee should have the following:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and training or certification in relevant skill or trade
  • 1 - 2 years' experience in a relevant field

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

The employee should possess the ability to:

  • Be exposed to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable
  • Withstand exposure to temperature extremes inside or out
  • Prolong standing or in stationary position
  • Complete repetitive movements
  • Bend and/or twist
  • Lift/move/transport items up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to move or traverse about the facilities
  • Ability to work around dust, chemicals, and other substances, and in various environmental conditions
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment (hearing, vision and hardhat protection)
  • Must be able to work split shift (to train off shifts on safety concerns and changes)
  • Clarity of hearing and speech
  • Must be able to climb, balance or smell

This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities or may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US markets. The base pay range for this position is $18.00 to $19.00. This range is based on relevant market data in our lowest and highest geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, experience and skillset. Westlake is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, sign on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package (also to include a full range of medical and other benefits).

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