Forklift Operator/Material Handler

We are seeking a dependable, hard-working Material Handler who is responsible for operating industrial forklift or clamp to move materials in the warehouse, load and unload truck trailers or shipping containers, and move product throughout the production floor.

FIRST SHIFT: Monday – Friday; 7:45am – 4:15pm (Kensington Dr.)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operates forklift or clamp to load, unload, transport, or stack incoming and outgoing material.
  • Inspects product load for accuracy and transfers it safely around the warehouse or facility to ensure prompt and accurate delivery; accurately recording the location of inventory.
  • Manually or mechanically loads, or unloads materials from or to pallets, skids, platforms, lifting devices or other transport vehicles.
  • Documents product shipment by accurately recording units shipped.
  • Performs routine pre-inspections to ensure safe working nature of forklift or clamp equipment, and performs regular maintenance on vehicles, such as cleaning, lubricating, recharging batteries, fueling, or replacing the liquefied-gas tank.
  • Reports any damage to racks or other products, faulty equipment, or any other safety hazards to Supervisor.
  • Sweeps floors, picks up pieces of wood and plastic, empties garbage, and always maintains good housekeeping.
  • Maintains forklift certification as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work performed is generally within the medium range as defined by the United States Department of Labor

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 18 or older.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Certification in operating forklifts is a plus; and ability to be certified internally required.
  • Must be reliable and demonstrate positive work habits and attitudes.
  • Exhibits the ability to identify the various recyclable materials and identify contamination.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and adjusting shifts as required.

BENEFITS:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401K
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off

PAY: $12.00-$14.00/hr

VPI Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. VPI, Inc. is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

Valley Packaging Industries, Inc., DBA VPI, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Our tax identification number is 39-0921632.
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