Forklift Operator (Day Shift)

Pitman Farms Turkey Plant

Job Description

Forklift Operator (Day Shift)

Moroni Turkey Processing

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the shift supervisor, are responsible for operating various industrial trucks to load and unload materials and deliveries. Required to move product to and from storage areas, machines and loading docks following all proper processes.

Essential Functions:

1. Perform safety checks on equipment prior to operation.

2. Identify the variety of different products and sizes for shipping and storage.

3. Check identification of materials to be moved, cross-reference with shipping schedule, and move to required location.

4.Utilize hand held Motorola scanner to position, load or ship product according to process.

5.Report inconsistencies or problems to dock lead or supervisor.

6.Follow appropriate protocol in the event equipment is damaged utilized in the loading process or in the computer processing of loads.

7. Assist in the warehouse or dock organization; help in upkeep of housekeeping for assigned work areas.

8. Transfer and store production pallets within the warehouse and facility as required.

9.Ensure trucks are clean, reefer is working, and wheels are chocked.

10.Keep loading dock clean.

11.Return equipment to the charging station and end of shift.

12.Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Demonstrated ability to work well with others.

2. Self-motivated; ability to function without continuous supervision.

3. Ability to lift and properly move at least 80 lbs.

4. Ability to exercise good judgment.

5. Ability to work safely and report safety hazards.

6. Ability to follow instructions, both in oral and written form.

7. Understanding of the company pallet program.

8. High degree of attention required to prevent accidents.

9. Good eye/hand coordination; good motor skills.

10. Skilled lift truck operator.

11. Knowledge of legal weight placed on truck.


1. Prior experience in proficient operation of a lift truck.

2. Requires an MFC certification to operate company equipment.

3. Possess a current Utah State driver’s license.

4. Physically able to lift, bend, stoop, climb and reach.

5. Considerable visual and physical effort.

6. Prior Experience in loading semi-trailers preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 to $13.00 /hour

Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, PTO, 401k Retirement Plan

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