Material Handler Forklift Operator

Somerset, Pennsylvania
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
US$ 12.00 - US$ 15.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Natalie Yannutz or Madeline Wolf, Spherion
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Job Description

-Obtains copy of production schedule or shipping order and transports material or equipment to and from designated areas in the facility. 
-Loading and unloading goods from vehicles
-Moving goods packed on pallets or in crates around the storage facility 
-Stacking goods in the correct storage bays, following inventory control instructions
-Checking loads are secure
-Stacking empty pallets 
-Maintains material-handling equipment by completing pre-use inspections; making operator repairs
-Performing daily equipment checks such as recharging the truck's battery and lubricating equipment
-Removing machine attachments and waste material from machines
-Frequently lift up to 50 pounds and adjust body position to bend, stoop, walk, turn, pivot, and stand for long periods of time
-Regularly sitting on a powered industrial truck
-Having a good sense of balance
-Having good eye-hand-foot coordination
-Ability to assess weights and judge distances and heights
-Ability to work in varying temperatures, depending on the season
-Miscellaneous tasks as needed 


-Good math, language and reading skills, basic computer skills may be required
-High degree of attention required to prevent injury to others; promote a safe work environment
-Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
-Follow instructions for operating equipment and keeping records
-Execute assignments in an accurate, timely and safe manner
-Maintain a clean & safe environment
-May be required to use an RF scanner gun
-Clean driving record and a valid state motor vehicle operator's license may be required


-High School diploma or equivalent
-Forklift certification per OSHA standards

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