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Forklift Operator

Downtown Houston, Houston, TX, USA Req #501
Friday, September 1, 2023


The Forklift operator is responsible for shifting material around the metal warehouse and preparing it for shipping. Duties include assisting customers, transferring material to the proper location, preparing it for shipment and loading the outbound shipment. This career requires experience of providing a high level of customer service and excellent attention to safety.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Load and unload scrap metal materials, bales, bins, boxes, crates, etc. onto and from customer trailers, truck beds, bins, and other cargo as needed
  • Transfer all necessary materials from one place to another; pick up falling material during transfer
  • Manually move material from one place to another; manually fill and dump material bins.
  • Identify, sort, label, move and transfer metal materials
  • Pack or wrap material by hand; load, wrap, and prepare pallets for shipment
  • Use signals, when necessary, to assist machine operators who are moving larger pieces of material
  • Ensure a clean and orderly workplace; clean and prepare sites by removing debris and possible hazards
  • Adhere to, evaluate and maintain proper service logs and maintenance requirements
  • Follow production plans and instructions from supervisors or more experienced workers
  • Adhere to operating and health and safety protocols
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently
  • Ability to work overhead, climb ladders, kneel, and stand for long periods
  • Ability to work in all elements such as rain, cold, and heat
  • Ability to handle stressful situations, manages time, and multitasks
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both spoken and written form



Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED-equivalent
  • Minimum 5+ years of consecutive sit-down forklift work experience
  • OSHA/Safety certification preferred, but not required


Other Job Demands

While performing the essential functions of this job, the Forklift Operator will be working in a warehouse environment. The employee may be near moving mechanical parts and will be exposed to all weather conditions. The noise level in the environment can be loud and will require ear protection. The employee is required to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time. This job also requires frequent bending, kneeling, and standing, lifting up to 50 lbs., and working in confined spaces. #LI-Onsite


Other details

  • Job Family US Production
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Downtown Houston, Houston, TX, USA