Forklift Operator in Gardena, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Gardena, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    48 weeks
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Pay Rate
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch

Job Description


The Crusher Operator is responsible for operating a crusher machine used to process and consolidate alloy materials.  Prod, break, or discard lumps in material to prevent the machine from plugging. 

Essential Functions

  • Adheres to plant and department safety rules, safely operate all equipment and tools, identifies and reports safety problems, corrects when possible.
  • Operate crusher machine to process turnings.  Monitor product in process to ensure machine does not jam. 
  • Weigh and pack turnings.
  • Move turnings onto skids or pads using forklift truck.
  • Empty drums, bags and boxes to use for processed turnings. 
  • Adjust equipment to maintain uniform flow of materials.
  • May operate tow motor.
  • Maintain clean and safe work area.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by management.


Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a heavy industrial manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Competencies
  • Experience operating forklifts preferred.
  • Must have attention for detail, including basic math skills with the ability to add and subtract accurately.
  • Proficient in the basic use of a computer to facilitate the entry and completion of work orders.
  • Able to use basic hand tools.
  • Must physically be able to frequently lift up to 35 lbs with frequent bending.
  • Able to multi-task with shifting priorities and multiple interruptions.
  • Must be willing to work shifts and overtime as needed, including 12 hour shifts.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Additional notes

The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Physical Dimensions

Physical Demands – 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.

Physical Demands –Frequently required to reach overhead, bend/stoop, push/pull, twist, stand, walk, perform repetitive hand movements, and lift and/or carry up to 50lbs. Frequently required to operate a forklift and hand tools.  Must be able to don appropriate personal protective equipment including but not limited to, metatarsal shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hard hats, hearing protection.

Work Environment – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent works in a manufacturing environment with exposure to dust, flames, water and extreme heat and cold, and exposure to vibrations and noise.