Forklift Operator


The Forklift Operator safely operates material handling equipment to move product throughout the distribution center.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates an unwavering commitment to the Index Fresh values.
  • Operates forklift in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Stacks and moves merchandise in designated areas using a forklift, or other powered equipment.
  • Handles and stacks product in such a way to prevent damage to product and prevent unsafe and unstable loads.
  • Operates all equipment in a safe and efficient manner, observing and reporting potential areas of concern.
  • Reads customer orders, work orders, shipping orders, or requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed and/or shipped.
  • Utilizes RF units or hard copy reports to record the movement of product from the time it is received until it is shipped.
  • Assist with inventory and cycle counting.
  • Verifies distribution labels with order to be processed.
  • Completes proper reporting to process damaged and/or unsellable product.
  • Performs general housekeeping duties to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • At least 3 years forklift experience and/or using warehouse distribution equipment
  • Good English, reading, writing and math skills required.
  • Ability to move a minimum of 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to effectively operate RF units as well as perform data entry when necessary is required.
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment in a correct and safe fashion required.
  • Must be able to successfully pass in-house training program for powered material handling equipment operator’s license.
  • Strong sense of urgency and personal accountability.
  • Detail oriented and organized.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position; work hours vary depending on workload.  Requires availability to work irregular or extended hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as needed.  Regular attendance and punctuality is a must.

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