Job of the Month- Forklift Operator

Job of the Month- Forklift Operator

By | April 29th , 2017

What is a Forklift Operator?

A Forklift Operator is skilled position that someone needs to have experience in. Expert knowledge is incredibly valuable when applying for any machine operator-type position. However, many people ask us to define the job and its duties so they can learn more about it and perhaps begin training for future Forklift Operator openings in South Florida.

The main explanation is a Forklift Operator is responsible for operating a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count merchandise. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and may also be required to perform Order Filler and Checker duties. They ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage, and reporting quality variances to their supervisor.

What are some Forklift Operator Job Responsibilities?

They load, unload, move, stack, and stage the products and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment. Forklift Operators also need to us radio frequency equipment for picking, receiving, putting away, and loading functions.

Another important aspect of a Forklift Operating job is maintaining the facility’s equipment and materials. They need to stay in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion. Inspecting and performing minor maintenance on the forklift is often expected when it’s needed. And most importantly, operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods or as directed by their supervisor.

If you are skilled at these tasks and interested in learning more about our Forklift Operator job openings, then check out the positions available here!