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Job Title: Forklift Operator

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled and experienced Forklift Operator to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count merchandise. The Forklift Operator will also be responsible for maintaining inventory accuracy, performing routine maintenance on the forklift, and ensuring a safe working environment.


  • Operate a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count merchandise
  • Perform routine maintenance on the forklift, such as checking oil and water levels, and reporting any malfunctions
  • Ensure inventory accuracy by verifying and documenting the quantity and quality of items received and shipped
  • Load and unload trucks and containers using the forklift
  • Ensure a safe working environment by following safety procedures and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Communicate with other team members to ensure efficient and effective operations


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid forklift operator certification
  • At least 2 years of experience operating a forklift in a warehouse or manufacturing environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and depth perception
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Working Conditions: The Forklift Operator will work in a warehouse or manufacturing environment, which may involve exposure to noise, dust, and other environmental factors. The position may require working in a cold or hot environment, depending on the nature of the merchandise being handled. The Forklift Operator may be required to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off, and more.

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 19 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 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 20 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 88% 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 175% 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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