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Description

As forklift operators, we unload merchandise and materials from delivery vehicles and stack them to designated areas. We locate and move stocks of products to crates or pallets for shipment or storage. We are responsible for identifying and reporting shortages, damages and any quality issues on materials or products before storage or shipment. We are charged with transporting raw materials to production workstations. We are expected to perform inspection of machinery to determine needed repairs and ensure regular maintenance to enhance safety of the equipment. We ensure that the working environment is safe and orderly. We forklift operators also maintain updated records and activity logs for inventory and its movement within the facilities.

Core tasks:

  • unpacking materials and merchandise from vehicles
  • ensuring that delivered materials and products are properly stored
  • arranging stocks for shipment or storage
  • checking the conditions of products and materials before dispatch or storage
  • moving materials to production stations
  • performing inspection of machinery
  • scheduling maintenance of the machines
  • maintaining inventory and activity logs

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Costco
DHL Supply Chain
Exel
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Do I need to take any courses to qualify for Forklift Operator?
Will I have a lot of responsibility if I start working as a Forklift Operator?
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Does a freelancer work as a Forklift Operator?
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Is Forklift Operator a female or male dominated profession?
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Liam Brown
It’s mainly dominated by men.
How old are people who work as a Forklift Operator?
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Isabella Holmes
The typical age is 26 for a Forklift Operator.
How much experience do you need to work as a Forklift Operator?
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Liam Brown
4 years of experience is needed on average for a Forklift Operator.
Which industries have a lot of people working in Forklift Operator roles?
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Isabella Holmes
Manufacturing employs the most.
Is a degree needed to work as a Forklift Operator?
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Sophie Hayes
Most people have No higher education
As a Forklift Operator, which company should I definitely check out for jobs?
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Isabella Holmes
Costco, DHL Supply Chain, Exel, FedEx and ProLogistix employs the most people in the Forklift Operator role.
How long do people usually work as a Forklift Operator when they switch to another position?
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Liam Brown
On average people change after 4 years.
Is it common for people to switch companies and still work as a Forklift Operator?
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Liam Brown
The job hopper score is medium for a Forklift Operator.
What work history do people usually have before becoming a Forklift Operator?
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Benjamin Gardner
A Forklift Operator probably worked as Machine Operator, Material Handler or Customer Service Representative before
What typical professions people working as a Forklift Operator switch to?
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Sophie Hayes
Changing from a Forklift Operator to Machine Operator, Material Handler or CDL Truck Driver is a typical career path.
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