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Forklift Operator

Company: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
Location: Nashville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionJob Title: Forklift Operator-CoolerJob Description: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, or trailer hitch, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials in a warehouse, storage yard, or factory. Duties may include any number of the following:Loading and unloading products in trailers.Distributing pallets of product from the palletizer to distribution trailers and staging areas.Stage materials for production.Move product materials within facility (plant and/or cooler).Receive materials for warehouse storage.Supplies packaging material, cartons and hulls to line as needed.Maintain pallet supply for palletizer.Rotate packaging and ingredients using FIFO (First In- First Out).Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information.Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP's.Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.Maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe work area.Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.Perform other duties as assigned. RequirementsAn Equal Opportunity EmployerJob Requirements:High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. 6 months related in manufacturing environment.Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.Minimum 6 months recent experience operating a forklift in a high efficiency environment.Forklift Operator Certification requiredMust be able to pass a written and driving forklift skills testMust be able to sit and/or stand and drive for virtually the entire shift.Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.Must be able to work in an environment where temperature is maintained at 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit.Delete if not Ice cream plant: For ice cream plants: Exposure to allergens.]Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends, and holidays.Be able to effectively work in a team environment.Effective verbal and written communication skills.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background, and criminal checks).

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