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1st Shift Forklift Operator $15.31 - Murray KY

19003398 Requisition #



Drives gasoline or battery powered industrial truck equipped with lifting device to push, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials. Compiles and maintains records of quality and type of material, equipment, or supplies stocked in establishment. Other duties assigned by department manager as needed.  Must successfully acquire a Forklift Operation Certificate through a training course.  Must successfully pass a physical assessment at Operator 3 level as well as a vision screening.



  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Pass drug screen.

  • Pass pre-employment tests.

  • Pass physical assessment

  • Pass pre-work ability screen, if required for position.



  • Tobacco free workplace.

  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Noise level requires hearing protection in designated areas. 

  • Seasonal high temperatures and humidity.

  • Fast pace with productivity goals.

  • Work in a team environment.



  • Counts material, equipment, merchandise, or supplies and items received and enters totals to inventory records

  • Reads schedule or follows oral instruction to determine skids, packages, or other items to be moved

  • Knows basics of all company products, locates items to be moved, and understands floor layout

  • Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus

  • Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials and transports load to designated area

  • Inventories materials on work floor, and supplies workers with materials as needed

  • Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device

  • Loads or unloads materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device

  • Practices safe procedures by communicating which direction the truck is moving and watching pedestrians

  • Flexibility of work hours including mandatory overtime when business needs require.

  • Ability to move to different lines and responsibilities.

  • Able to safely work with and around moving equipment.

  • Ability to communicate in a concise, polite and respectful manner with team members.

  • Regular, dependable attendance consistent with attendance guidelines is required.

  • Meet takt time with productivity goals with accuracy and quality.

  • Operate equipment/tools that require close control, adjustment and following production orders.

  • Comply with safety, quality and production requirements and procedures.

  • Ability to learn and perform repetitive job tasks.

  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job.

  • Maintain good housekeeping.



  • Rotation to other positions may be required

  • Perform Total Productive Maintenance duties

  • Learns and performs repetitive job tasks

  • Other duties may be assigned



  • Manufacturing-related experience is preferred

  • Job specific experience preferred



  • Ability to work with internal customers

  • Ability to read a limited number of two and three-syllable words

  • Recognize the similarities and differences between words and between a series of numbers

  • Ability to print and speak simple sentences

  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide

  • Familiarity with American units of measure for weight, time, and distance

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions

  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations

  • Organizational skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Decision making/problem solving in a manufacturing environment with minimal supervision.

  • Use of hand tools and machinery is required.

  • Requires communication skills and the cognitive ability to learn the safety, quality, and productivity standards.

  • Learn, comprehend and implement Lock Out/Tag Out and safety and quality procedures to assure the safe and proper operation of the equipment.



  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lift up to 100 lbs. at waist level on an occasional basis and up to 40 lbs. at shoulder level when handling products.

  • Push or pull with up to 100 lbs. of force on an occasional basis when moving products.

  • Generate up to 100 lbs. of grip strength on an occasional basis with each hand while handling products.

  • Generate up to 20 lbs. of pinch strength on an occasional basis with each hand while handling products.

  • Stand on a continuous basis and walk on a frequent basis during the course of each shift.

  • Reach forward and to the side on a frequent basis when handling products.

  • Work at an elevated level on an occasional basis when handling products.

  • Display average eye-hand coordination on a continuous basis while performing job tasks.

  • Required to use hands to grip or handle, reach, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • This job requires the use of close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.



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