Forklift Operator I- Receiving- 1st Shift

Location US-IL-Elgin
Job ID


To learn more about this position click here


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.