Forklift Operator

Owatonna, Minnesota
Warehousing & Distribution (Transportation and Material Moving Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
US$ 14.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Brady, Laura, Spherion
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Job Description

Ensure that quality packaging materials are supplied to palletizing operations and transport finished quality pallets to the appropriate area of the warehouse.

*Keep palletizer magazines full of pallets, top frames, and slip sheets and ensure the quality of all materials.

*Keep pallets aligned properly and remove jams as needed.

*Make sure pallet inventory is properly sorted, with defective pallets stored in separate areas.

*Check conditions of forklift and perform basic P.M.'s at the start of each shift.

*Ensure strappers are full of branding materials and pallets are flowing smoothly through lower conveying.

*Perform band tension check once per shift and document results on the check sheet.

*Inspect and transport finished pallets to the warehouse, referring any H.F.I.s for proper dispositions.

*Maintain good housekeeping in lower conveying area.

*Assist in other areas as needed to maintain a smooth flow of cans through the plant.

Working hours: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

*Ability to safely operate all forklifts in the plant.

*Know how to fill tanks and do basic inspections of fork truck at shift startup.

*Knowledge of can sizes, lacquer finishes, and pack sizes.

*Able to read and understand pallet tickets and date codes

*Understand dunnage materials specifications, quality packaging requirements and H.F.I procedures.

*Basic understanding of can manufacturing process and quality can specifications.

*Working knowledge of palletizing system and lower conveying.

*Knowledge of safety regulations that apply to work functions.

High School

1-4 years

Someone with ample forklift experience. They should be willing to stay busy because they will be. The job also involves stacking of plastic top frames, which is done manually, of the forklift. So it's not all seat time. The ideal candidate would also have good organizational skills as they will be responsible for keeping the area in order.

The schedule is Mon-Fri, 6a-2:30p. There could be some occasional overtime. Most often the overtime would be working until 4:30p. Weekend work would be rare, if at all. Starting rate is $14.00/hr. This would be a long-term position.

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