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Forklift Operator - Shelby

Location: Gastonia
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

PurposeClearwater Paper (NYSE: CLW) is a publicly held company and a premier supplier of private brand tissue to major retailers, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters, and offers services that include custom sheeting, slitting, and cutting. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong relationships through quality and service. Working at Clearwater Paper provides an opportunity to enrich your career through challenging and meaningful work and ongoing training and developmentall in a supportive environment. We know our success depends on your success. Starting pay rate is $18.00 an hour.All Internal employees must submit an electronic application. Internal employees must obtain a supervisory approval form from their immediate supervisor/HR/Receptionist.Key Accountabilities & ResponsibilitiesOur Shelby, NC location produces and converts the tissue or paper used in private label bath and facial tissue for grocery stores across the U.S. The Forklift Operator is responsible for handling different product and materials around the plant. Operators are expected to navigate equipment like forklifts and clamp trucks in a safe and timely manner, ensuring product is moved efficiently within and between departments.Operational and Quality Control

  • Unload material and product from incoming vehicles and distribute to assigned locations
  • Ensure inventory is accurately tracked and managed
  • Assist with the unloading and working of broke rolls/bale trailers
  • Identify damages and report shortages or quality deficiencies
  • Regularly inspect machinery to determine the need for repairs and guarantee safety by performing regular maintenance
  • Offload raw materials and deliver to converting lines
  • Communicate with converting lines and warehouse
  • Able to move and work efficiently in different areas of the Warehouse as needed
  • Able to reset Laser Guided Vehicles (LGVs)
  • Align with Warehouse leadership on issues and discrepancies
  • Keep up with daily load production volumeSafety and Housekeeping
    • Hold self and others to high level of safety standards, ensuring workplace safety policies are upheld and safety rules are followed (lockout/tagout procedures, confine spaces, appropriate PPE)
    • Participate as needed in safety incidents and help investigate root cause
    • Maintain a clean working environment by complying with procedures and housekeeping responsibilities including daily lift blowdowns
    • Knowledge of trailer LOTO procedures (trailer stands, glad hand locks
    • Safely empty trash hoppers in compactors
    • Demonstrated knowledge of all waste hopper identification
    • Properly store non-hazardous chemicals in Warehouse and understand emergency procedures if neededEducation/Experience
      • High School Diploma or equivalent required
      • 2+ years of experience working in a high-speed Distribution environment preferred
      • Experience in paper manufacturing preferred
      • Forklift/Clamp Truck certification preferred
      • Knowledge of various Warehouse Management systems preferredSkills/Abilities
        • Thorough understanding of all safety procedures (safe driving procedures, personal protective equipment, etc.) preferred
        • Ability to work quickly, ensuring each department has necessary product in a timely manner preferred
        • Knowledge of Laser Guided Vehicles (LGV's) preferred
        • Knowledge of offloading KP's and loading raw materials onto the KD printer preferredIllustrative Essential Functions
          • Able to work in a physically demanding environment including temperature extremes, loud noise, avoiding slipping, tripping, and falling hazards
          • Physically capable of manual labor that includes bending, walking, reaching, and climbing in and around machinery and equipment
          • Able to lift, up to 40 lbs frequently, between 40 and 50 lbs occasionally, over 50 lbs minimally. When lifting 50 lbs and above, Operator will use team lifting and overhead crane assistance
          • Work environment includes exposure to compressed air, steam, lubrication oil, dust, and hydraulic fluid
          • Able to wear and comply with all personal protective equipment (Eye and ear protection, steel toed shoes, face masks, etc.)
          • Able to work a 12-hour rotating shift including nights, weekends, and Holidays. Able to work overtime as needed.Example of rotating shift schedule: Day 1: 6:00am 6:30pm Day 2: 6:00am 6:30pm Day 3: 6:00pm 6:30am Day 4: 6:00pm 6:30am 4 days offEmployees must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the duties, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be requested by employees with disabilities, to enable them to perform the essential functions. The Company is committed to engaging in an interactive dialogue with employees relating to reasonable accommodations.

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