• Forklift Operator I- Shipping- 1st Shift

    Location US-IL-Elgin
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  • Overview

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    The Forklift Operator I is qualified to operate electric pallet jacks, stand up and/or sit down forklifts.  The person in this position possesses entry level skills to load trucks, performs put away of materials using a stand up forklift and/or pick sales orders.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Loads trucks, ships orders systematically using WMS scanning equipment, completes necessary outbound paperwork, picks orders per customer requirements and/or puts away finished goods products.
    • Keeps the distribution area clean and organized. Sweeps, picks up trash, tapes up any open cases, organizes empty pallets and collects damaged cases, etc.
    • Rotates inventory and follows FIFO (first in- first out) process.
    • Changes equipment batteries, conducts pre-op inspection on all material handling equipment used and reports equipment issues or damages. Properly uses and cares for hand-held scanning equipment.
    • Adheres to all safety and GMP rules and attends assigned training.
    • Responsible for manufacturing, distributing and consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP, SQF and regulatory requirements.
    • Aware and accountable for maintaining and documenting preventative controls necessary to ensure food safety and quality.
    • Responsible for immediately reporting all food safety and quality issues to management.
    • Responsible for partnering with others, sharing knowledge, skills and information within assigned team and across functional areas.
    • Responsible for enhancing technical and functional competencies, as well as professional and leadership development.



    • Forklift driving experience and knowledge of safe forklift operation.
    • Material handling equipment certification required.
    • Ability to read, write and speak English.
    • Basic math skills.


    This position is subject to mandatory overtime based on the business needs.