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Forklift Operator

Location: Lake Charles, LA, United States
Job # 10726372
Date Posted: 03-27-2018
Forklift Operator
Lake Charles, LA
Contract to Hire
6 month contract
Mon – Fri: 7am – 4pm
The Forklift Operator works in the manufacturing plant to meet production, quality, and service delivery goals. The Forklift Operator will work through effective utilization of resources and is responsible for meeting or exceeding customer expectations through coordination, and value-based leadership of manufacturing processes, organization and lean processes.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct pre-shift inspection of the forklift to ensure safety and operational compliance Change batteries in forklifts as required Provide safe operation of forklift throughout the facility. Abide by all safety rules and regulations required with forklift operation Pull all production wrap lines as required Scan all doors into the warehouse using Masterpack system Consolidate all orders for shipping Replace 4 x 4’s as necessary to maintain a safe working environment Follow all operational and safety SOP’s as written. Must understand all shipping documents in order to understand the space required for product Perform any other duties as assigned

A High School diploma is required. Two year trade school or Associate degree preferred.   3-5 years of manufacturing experience required--Preferably in building products, construction or automotive markets.  Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Pulls/Pushes boxes of product on/off line and or pallets.  Stand/walk for full work shift.  Ability to listen and provide verbal directions to staff.  Respond quickly to production line concerns by solving minor problems and requesting assistance for problems beyond their expertise. Basic training in Lean Sigma principles. Good interpersonal, organizational communication and mechanical skills required.  Ability to work varying shifts and additional hours depending on business needs. Must be self-motivated and possess both cognitive and reasoning skills. Proficient in reading, writing, and math skills. Desire to potentially move into greater areas of responsibility in the future
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