Forklift Operator

Position Summary

A Forklift Operator job functions are related to shifting of goods and material from one place to another. The operator is also involved in loading and unloading processes as well as sorting and systematic handling of supplies. The forklift operator is also accountable for checking lifts prior to usage and partaking in training for license renewal.


Essential Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to provide general guidelines and parameters for the position and are not intended to be a comprehensive, detailed description of the job. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Loading goods on to the forklift in a systematic procedure.
  • Following proper handling procedure of the goods.
  • Responsibility of conducting regular inspection of the forklift to ensure its safety and ability of performing the operations.
  • Assisting in making pallets of goods and materials to put on trucks for transportation.
  • Maintaining and working in accord with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration norms.
  • Verifying the loaded material with the order form given.
  • Coordinating work with the warehouse staff and efficiently carrying out the orders of the supervisor.
  • Checking, counting and weighing of inventory.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Should have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to efficiently coordinate work with co-workers and take orders from superiors.
  • Awareness of the safety and official procedures for handling good and supplies.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and meet set targets and deadlines.
  • Should have an excellent computer skill.


Job Qualification

High school graduate or a GED equivalent from an accredited institution, with a forklift certification.

Minimum of 3 years of experience operating sit-down forklift.