Forklift Operator

US-FL-Alachua
Req No.
2017-1097
Category
Operations
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
3rd Shift

Overview

 

SUMMARY

Puts away and selects product using mechanized lift handling equipment by performing the following duties in accordance with "Preferred Work Methods."  Performs all duties safely, accurately and meets set productivity goals

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Transport pallets of product between staging areas (docks, pack/holds and vas cells) and storage areas (rack).
  • Locate overflow product and deliver it to the active pick location to enhance the efficiency of the selection process.
  • Inspect product being moved for damage, quality, or deterioration of packing.
  • Remove shrink wrap, bands, or tape when putting a pallet into a selection location.
  • Work effectively with immediate Supervisor to prevent warehouse shrink (product loss).
  • Responsible for the neatness, cleanliness of assigned work area, accuracy of warehouse locations, and travel aisles.
  • Report any unsafe issues to supervisor.
  • Observe and enforce all safety rules in an effort to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Operate appropriate Material Handling Equipment (MHE), such as forklifts and pallet jacks, in a safe and orderly manner in an effort to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Ensure that the Material Handling Equipment (MHE) is maintained; (daily inspection) and clean; report repair or service needs to supervisor in an effort to prevent equipment damage.
  • Ensure warehouse computers and Radio Frequency (RF) equipment is used in a safe and professional manner.
  • Understand and comply with all applicable company policies (i.e. attendance, Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, Associate Handbook).
  • Comply with all applicable State/Federal laws, regulations and policies (i.e. OSHA, HACCP, AIB).
  • Perform other warehouse duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

No supervisory experience needed.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill set, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must pass a functional capacity test.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; or one year warehouse related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to read and write simple correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and small group situations.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables. 

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Certification on Material Handling Equipment (MHE) or ability to become certified.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. An individual should contact his or her supervisor or the Human Resource Department if he or she believes that an accommodation is needed. 

 

While performing the duties of this job, the associate regularly is required to use hands, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, frequently is required to stand and walk, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear.  The associate is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or sit.  The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move between 31 and 50 pounds; and seldom lift and/or move 51 pounds and up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Sysco Redistribution Center is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability

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