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Receiving Forklift Operator

Company: Dole Foods
Location: Bessemer City
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PRIMARY PURPOSE
Responsible for operating a forklift to load, unload, move, locate, relocate, stack, and count merchandise. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS/DUTIES OF THE POSITION


  • Drive and operate forklift
  • Conduct equipment and inspect arriving trailers for possible contaminants
  • Conduct daily inventories and traceability documentation and processes
  • Check that the trailer's outside seal is not broken and that the temperature is within spec.
  • Complete required paperwork
  • Unload trailers, weigh loads, and rotate raw materials according to FIFO
  • Supply raw materials and packaging to production areas as required
  • Be attentive to any foreign objects and damage to boxes or contents
  • Able to work safely around equipment and machinery
  • Any and all other duties assigned by your Supervisor

    JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

    • EXPERIENCE: Previous experience and forklift license required. A written and driving test will be conducted to determine experience level.
    • SKILLS: Good oral communications skills.
    • ADDITIONAL: Hands-on ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented food processing environment. Required to work independently and with limited supervision. Must be able to maintain regular and acceptable attendance, follow directions, interact well with co-workers, understand and follow posted work rules/procedures.

      INTERNAL & EXTERNAL RELATIONS
      INTERNAL: Supervisor, Lead, Quality Assurance, Production, Receiving, Maintenance
      EXTERNAL: Auditors
      EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
      HS diploma, GED, or demonstrated ability to perform assigned tasks. Must successfully pass fork lift certification.
      EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT
      N/A
      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
      Work is performed in a cool environment with an average temperature of 34 degrees F. Concentrated chlorine and concealed ammonia is present. Work surfaces and floors may be wet. Employees are required to wear approved shoes and protective equipment. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted up to 1/3 of the workday, and 35 lbs overhead as job demands. Constant standing on a concrete floor, reaching, bending, stooping, and repetitive hand movements may be required. Moving machinery, including conveyor and forklifts are in operation in the immediate area.
      EQUIPMENT NEEDED

      • Two-way radio

        WORK HOUR REQUIREMENT
        Ability to work overtime as needed. Some weekends are required.
        TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
        N/A
        Required Skills

        • Previous experience and forklift license required.
        • A written and driving test will be conducted to determine experience level.
        • Good oral communications skills.
        • Hands-on ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented food processing environment.
        • Required to work independently and with limited supervision.
        • Must be able to maintain regular and acceptable attendance, follow directions, interact well with co-workers, understand and follow posted work rules/procedures.

          Required Experience

          • Previous experience and forklift license required.
          • A written and driving test will be conducted to determine experience level.
          • HS diploma, GED, or demonstrated ability to perform assigned tasks. Must successfully pass fork lift certification.

            We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Dole Foods, Gastonia , Receiving Forklift Operator, Professions , Bessemer City, North Carolina

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