Forklift Operator


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Located in Winston-Salem, NC

Salary: 17.50

Job description

Distribution Center needs 1st shift (7am-7pm) $17.50 and 3rd shift (7pm-7am) $18.50 Forklift Operator.

2/2/3 schedule and do work some holidays. 


General Summary

Performs a variety of operations functions to ensure accuracy and on-time deliveries of receipts, storage, and shipments. Job functions generally include: receiving materials and maintaining warehouse inventory, filling orders, and loading trailers. Effectively operates a forklift and other industrial equipment.

Essential Job Functions

Maintain regular communication with leadership to receive daily assignments and provide timely information regarding receiving and inventory, customer orders, facility maintenance, safety, and other factors critical to daily operations.

· Receive material deliveries at facility according to established procedures.

· Unload material in various forms including pallets, boxes, bulk, and/or large items utilizing proper equipment (forklift, pallet jack, etc.) and manual lifting as appropriate.

· Count and verify accuracy of delivery by comparing to purchase orders and reviewing shipping documents.

· Inspect items for damage or defects. Notify supervisor immediately of shipping errors, damage to materials, and product quality issues.

· Safely move merchandise throughout the warehouse utilizing proper equipment, including manual lifting.

· Perform full pallet put-away, accurately storing material in warehouse racking or other designated locations.

· Assist facility team members in taking physical inventory according to established guidelines.

· Monitor entrances and exits in an effort to promote facility security and safety, Escalate potential security or safety concerns to facility leadership.

· Perform regular inspections of forklifts and other industrial equipment according to facility guidelines. Identify and report maintenance needs to supervisor.

· Perform daily housekeeping duties and general facility maintenance to keep warehouse, outside lot and break areas neat and safe. Keep aisles and walkways clear of debris.

· Work safely as to not cause harm to yourself, property, co-workers, equipment, or inventory. Utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.

· Operate all equipment and vehicles according to Patton Warehousing policy and government regulations.

· Comply with OSHA regulations, work rules and policies.

· Perform all other job functions as assigned.


· Requires a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)


· Prefer previous experience in a warehouse handling inventory and operating industrial equipment including forklift, pallet jack, or other powered industrial trucks.


· Requires Forklift Certification (or ability to obtain within a given period)


· Able to learn and effectively operate a forklift, pallet jack, and/or other industrial equipment

· Able to learn, understand and follow safety, quality control and operating procedures at all times

· Able to learn and accurately identify / locate material utilizing labels, barcodes, reports, and other documentation or tracking methods

· Able to apply logic and understanding to carry out instructions provided in written, oral, or diagram form

· Able to add, subtract, multiply, divide

· Able to effectively communicate with coworkers

· Attention to detail

· Able to speak, read, write the English language in a proficient manner

· Able to complete paperwork in a legible, organized, and timely manner

· Able to work in a fast-paced team environment

· Able to work extended hours to meet business demands

Work Environment

Performs essential job functions in a variety of settings, primarily a warehouse environment (not climate-controlled experiencing seasonal temperatures and humidity), and occasionally outdoors where there may not be protection from weather conditions.

May be exposed to hazards including:

· Drafts, temperature changes and potentially wet floors due to facility doors opening during adverse weather

· Moving mechanical parts and vehicles, vibrations and electric current

· Noise levels where hearing protection is optional per PPE Plan

Extended hours and/or alternate work schedules may be required.

Ability to report to work on time and in adverse weather conditions is required.

Physical Activities & Requirements

· Continuously balance, bend, and stack; finger and handle materials, tools and controls; reach with arms and hands; stand and walk for extended periods on concrete surface; twist back and neck; utilize hand/eye/foot coordination; Pull, push, lift, carry 10-50 pounds unassisted.

· Frequently crouch, kneel and stoop. Drive motorized equipment. Utilize feet and hands in repetitive motion while driving motorized equipment. Pull, push, lift, carry 50-100 pounds, may be assisted.

· Occasionally climb, sit, shovel and sweep. Pull, push, lift, carry over 100 pounds, may be assisted.

Must be able to hear equipment sounds, warehouse pages, coworkers, and radio. Must be able to speak to coworkers regarding production and safety. Specific vision abilities required by this position include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Tools & Equipment

Safety toe shoes required while in the warehouse. Effectively operate industrial equipment including: forklift, pallet jack, or other powered industrial equipment. Effectively utilize gloves and other PPE (required or optional), RF scanner, safety knife/box cutter, writing instrument, reports, logs, computer, telephone.

Express Office: Winston-Salem
3516 Vest Mill Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
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