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Forklift operators move heavy items and pallets with ease and contribute to an organized flow of business operations. They are hardworking individuals who load and unload materials with the use of forklifts or industrial trucks: stacking items in a warehouse, and loading and unloading merchandise to designated areas. While moving packages from one place to another may seem simple, it takes focus, skill, concentration, and technical ability to do so. 

 

In hiring forklift drivers, recruitment managers begin the hunt by creating a job description. A job description should be much more than a list of job information. It serves to inform job seekers, enticingly present the job vacancy, and, ultimately, attract eager applicants to undergo the selection process. Job descriptions should be simple, accurate, and complete. Not too long as to bore the candidates, but just the right amount of words to pique the applicant’s interest and encourage them to find out more. 

 

Hiring managers should take this opportunity to be creative. Highlight keywords and interesting facts about the position. What are the benefits for forklift operators? Is there an opportunity for further training and learning? What is the work environment and culture of the company? 

 

Forklift operators are alternatively called forklift drivers. It may help if the job announcement contains both job titles to appear on more search engine results pages. Also, post the job vacancy on social media channels, hiring websites, and online groups. 

 

Responsibilities of a Forklift Operator

 

The main goal of forklift operators is to load, unload, and transfer items safely from one point A to point B. They must understand and know the warehouse or storage facility to identify the designated areas carefully. Forklift operators follow specific instructions and schedules. While transferring merchandise and other goods, they take care not to damage the items. Similarly, forklift operators take note of the condition of the merchandise and report any damage. 

 

Additionally, forklift operators are responsible for inspecting their forklifts and other equipment for proper functionality. They schedule maintenance services and repairs as needed. Forklift operators maintain a record of all jobs, repairs, and observations. They comply with company policies and follow safety standards and guidelines at all times. Lastly, forklift operators ensure that their work area is always clean, safe, and tidy. 

 

Skills and Qualifications of a Forklift Operator

 

Forklift operators should have a high school diploma or GED. Candidates need to be at least 18 years of age with a valid certification to operate forklifts. While previous experience as a forklift operator is a plus, on-the-job training can be provided by most companies. To be successful on the job, the applicant must pay keen attention to detail and have the ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Furthermore, candidates must be physically fit to operate forklifts and other industrial machinery. Excellent manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination are likewise beneficial. Because forklift operators collaborate with other team members and supervisors, good listening, interpersonal, and communication skills are helpful. 

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Forklift Operators for Hire in Londonderry, NH
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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Forklift Operator

What is the best way to find and hire a Forklift Operator near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Forklift Operator applicants. Employers posting their Forklift Operator job on Indeed get about 13 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Forklift Operator applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Forklift Operator are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 23 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Forklift Operator positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Forklift Operator role?
SMS has 80% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Forklift Operator job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Forklift Operators are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 123% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Forklift Operator applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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