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Forklift Operator

Position Summary

The Forklift Operator is responsible for safely and efficiently operating a forklift to move, stack, load, and unload materials within a warehouse or distribution center. They play a crucial role in maintaining a smooth and organized flow of goods, ensuring that products are handled with care and precision while adhering to safety protocols and guidelines.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate Forklift: Safely operate various types of forklifts, such as counterbalance, reach trucks, and pallet jacks, following standard operating procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Material Handling: Load, unload, move, stack, and organize materials, products, and pallets within the warehouse or distribution area as per assigned tasks.
  • Inventory Management: Assist in inventory management by accurately recording movement of goods, updating inventory systems, and identifying discrepancies or damaged products.
  • Safety Compliance: Adhere to all safety protocols, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), following speed limits, and using horn signals to alert others in the vicinity.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Conduct routine checks on the forklift, such as inspecting brakes, tires, and hydraulic systems, and report any issues to the maintenance team.
  • Loading and Unloading: Efficiently load and unload trucks, ensuring that products are properly secured, and weight distribution is balanced to prevent accidents or damage.
  • Documentation: Complete necessary documentation and paperwork related to material movement, inspections, and inventory counts.
  • Communication: Maintain clear communication with warehouse team members and supervisors to coordinate tasks, resolve issues, and ensure the timely movement of goods.
  • Housekeeping: Keep the work area clean and organized, removing obstacles and debris to prevent accidents and ensure a safe working environment.
  • Emergency Response: Respond appropriately to emergency situations, following established procedures for evacuations, spills, or accidents involving the forklift.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provides support to several departments, including but not limited to Shared Services, Parts, Warehouse and Service.
  • Attend training sessions as required.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Core Values


Communication: We encourage open, effective dialogue through the exchange of ideas and solutions through all levels of our company and our customers.

Accountability: We are personally accountable for delivering on our commitments.

Integrity: We believe that to be successful, it is essential to operate at the highest levels of honesty, responsibility, and trust.

Teamwork: We succeed because we help our co-workers to succeed in a collaborative, supportive, creative, and enjoyable environment.

Key Performance Indicators


Safety: Measured based on the number of incidents that have occurred on the job. This includes but is not limited to wearing the proper PPE.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Certifications & Licenses

  • Valid Texas driver’s license
  • Valid forklift operator certification/license


  • 3-5 years of experience in a related field
  • Proven experience as a forklift operator, preferably in a warehouse
  • Strong understanding of safety procedures and regulations related to forklift operations
  • Ability to handle various types of materials and products with care and precision


  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Detail Orientation
  • Computer literacy
  • Communication skills



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