Forklift Operator in Des Moines, IA at Volt

Date Posted: 11/3/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Duration:
    48 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Forklift Operator

Volt is seeking forklift operators for a client in the Des Moines area. 

These individuals must be self-motivated, take personal pride in their work, safety minded and deliver  safe, consistent and high quality services at all times.

The Forklift Operator uses stand up reach trucks or sit-down forklifts to move product in a warehouse setting.  The candidate will unload and load customer products, scan products, and place it accurately in the warehouse or on trucks. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs all duties and responsibilities with safety in mind at all times.
  • Completes daily forklift maintenance/check sheet.
  • Positions forks transports load to designated area.
  • Unloads and stacks material from racks, trucks or dock.
  • Inventories materials on work floor, and supply workers with materials as needed.
  • Weighs materials and records weight on tags, labels, or production schedules.
  • Loads and/or unloads materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device.
  • Maintains equipment, clean and in good working condition.
  • Maintains clean work environment.
  • Uses RF Scanners to identify product, check for accuracy and placement.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • Ability to use basic mathematical skills
  • Available to work occasional to frequent overtime
  • Ability to read and take direction in English
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be capable of becoming certified to operate equipment
  • Must be willing and able to frequently stand, walk, crawl, climb, push, pull, kneel, bend and reach

Work Environment:

  • Fast paced work environment with, in and around industrial machinery.
  • Cold storage environment. 
  • Ability to withstand cold storage temps for extended periods of time (warm gear provided by company).
  • Noise level varies and at times and can be loud.