Forklift Driver – 1st Shift Job in Pratt Industries

Position Title: Forklift Driver

Description: Responsible for all activities associated with safely operating and caring for the forklift.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Operation and care of forklift in a safe manner.
Must be qualified to properly operate the forklift.
Complete and document a forklift inspection form before start of shift and when operating a new forklift and turn in maintenance work orders to supervision for needed repairs.
Locate stock before the start of the run.
Deliver appropriate stock to appropriate machines safety and on time.
Remove finished goods from machines.
Maintain neat, orderly, and safe stacks of stock in storage areas.
Complete necessary paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
Maintain accurate location of stock in storage area by computer and supporting paperwork.
Maximize the utilization of equipment by operating the machinery at available capacity and speed.
Adheres to daily production schedule.
Makes recommendations for optimizing the schedule to meet cost, quality, delivery and service goals.
Assist other forklift operators as necessary and is backup to Shipping Lead Person.
Complete necessary reports in an accurate and timely manner, including but not limited to: Production Data, Machine Operational Status, Quality Data. Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.
Additional duties may be assigned by management.

Education and/or Experience:
High School diploma or GED. Candidates are Preferred who offer the following: Prior work experience as a forklift operator.
Mathematical Skills:
Able to read a tape measure with speed and accuracy. Able to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, measurement, volume and rate.
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or graphic form. Ability to deal with problems involving one or more concrete variables in standardized situations.
Technical Skills:
The individual must have a working knowledge of the following: Equipment design and capabilities that can be translated into efficient operation. Product layouts and production specifications. Product quality specifications and standards.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Pratt is America’s 5th largest corrugated packaging company and the world’s largest, privately-held producer of 100% recycled containerboard, with more than 9000 highly-skilled, green-collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Pratt was founded in the USA more than 30 years ago and, since then, has shown dramatic growth with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than 27 states.

Requirements:
Pratt is America’s 5th largest corrugated packaging company and the world’s largest, privately-held producer of 100% recycled containerboard, with more than 9000 highly-skilled, green-collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Pratt was founded in the USA more than 30 years ago and, since then, has shown dramatic growth with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than 27 states.