Universal Forest Products Forklift Operator - 1st Shift in Harrisonville, Missouri

Knowledge

  • Minimum 9th grade basic education; High school diploma/GED preferred but not required
  • No minimum experience is required; however, forklift driving experienced is preferred
  • Working knowledge of basic math and inventory techniques
  • Successfully complete Forklift Driver licensing process
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Skills and abilities

  • Ability to work in a safe manner
  • Ability to recognize size/grade/quality of material
  • Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions
  • Demonstrate ability to stack material properly
  • Ability to pay attention to surroundings
  • Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions
  • Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English; ability read and write basic English
  • Ability to frequently get on and off a forklift, to withstand operations in rough surfaces, to work in a wide range of weather condition, and operate a forklift for extended periods of time
  • Demonstrate eye-hand coordination
  • Ability to work under immediate supervision
  • Ability to pass a drug test
  • Ability to work hours mandated by management

Conduct

  • Safety conscious
  • Team player and goal oriented
  • Leads by example and positive attitude
  • Participates in Safety and CI programs
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results

  • Provides production departments with material from inventory according to production schedule

  • Moves material in process from one station to another (if necessary)
  • Bands, wraps and/or packs finished goods, and labels material
  • Moves finished goods from production area to finished goods inventory (yard or warehouse)
  • Assist production with bottle necks and other material needs
  • Provides general preventive maintenance on equipment
  • Completes pre-shift/startup equipment checklist and reports any problems or concerns
  • Maintains rough material and finished goods inventory yard organized and clean
  • Completes production records as required
  • Follows forklift rules and policies as described by Company policy
  • Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings
  • Performs other duties as required

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