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Forklift Operator

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods
Location: Clinton
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Forklift Operator Red Collar Pet Foods is looking for Forklift Operator to join our exciting pet food business at one of our manufacturing plants. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food and treats made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.As part of our overall total compensation package, Red Collar Pet Foods offers a competitive benefits package to all associates which includes Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Short- & Long-Term Disability, and 401k match. Vacation, paid holidays, sick pay, paid family bonding leave, and quarterly bonus earning potential. In addition, Red Collar Pet Foods provides company paid uniforms, safety shoes, prescription safety glasses, plus many other benefits not listed here. Purpose of Role This position is responsible for operating a forklift with the purpose of pulling finished goods off the palletizer and placing into the correct warehouse storage location. The role also includes loading trailers with finished goods to ensure damage free and accurate shipments to our customer's distribution centers. Principal Accountabilities Correctly warehouse all palletized and non-palletized materials from the packaging lines using safe procedures while maintaining the quality of all products and using accurate inventory management procedures Load trailers according to loading specifications and in a manner which delivers product on time and complete as measured by our customers and other receiving destinations Receive, inspect, unload and correctly warehouse all in-bound shipments (finished goods) using safe procedures while maintaining the quality of all products and using accurate inventory management procedures Conduct trailer inspections prior to loading trailers for product shipment and after unloading inbound trailers Operate forklift and high lift equipment to move product within the warehouse to trailers and various other warehouse locations and operate in a manner maintaining required sanitation levels; Repair and recoup damaged goods as accidentally created during product movement and as required; Follow FIFO principles for finished products Perform accurate inventory transactions into our warehousing systems; Tag pallets from the palletizer and record production, organize warehouse and all warehouse supplies and materials, supply materials to packaging lines, supply and service palletizer equipment Accurately pick all products for mixed pallets, properly palletize, and stretch wrap finished skid Report or take appropriate action when quality checks do not meet set specifications All associates are responsible for the safety, quality, and food safety in their work area Operate forklift equipment within functional area of responsibilities and accountabilities Other duties and responsibilities as assigned Key Functional Required Skills/Knowledge/Physical Demand Team player Action oriented Problem solving abilities Strong communication skills Continuous self-development Must be capable of working at elevated heights Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform) Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 55 lbs. Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off the forklift frequently Minimum Qualifications: Be 18 years of age or older Knowledge in Forklift operation Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification Good overall knowledge of plant flow, operations and utilities Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision High school diploma or equivalent Good basic math, reading and writing skills Basic knowledge of personal computers Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules Must be willing and able to work overtime, as needed Ability to understand and effectively communicate verbally and in writing the English language Successful completion of a substance screening and background check Preferred Quali---cations: 2+ years of forklift experience Experience with warehouse management systems Working knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC Demonstrated competency in computers and ERP systems Knowledge of inventory control principles Experience with JD Edwards and RF Smart_Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request._Job Type: Full-time

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Lawton , Forklift Operator, Professions , Clinton, Oklahoma

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