Iowa Employer Forklift Operator in DES MOINES, Iowa

SUMMARY:Under general supervision, performs various tasks associated with the movement of product, raw materials and other commodities in the plant. Performs work in a safe and responsible manner by following all safety rules and procedures. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Safely Loads/unloads trucks received at dock and completes related reports, and shipping and receiving documents and/or retrieves and deliveries packaged and in-process products and finished materials to and from warehouse by operating a forklift. Production Forklift drivers would deliver product/materials to appropriate department and return Finished Goods to the warehouse.Completes forklift inspection reports daily and performs minor maintenance on the forklift or other related equipment.Adheres to ALL equipment safety expectations and also has a focus on plant wide safety needs as they move about the location. Assist in physical inventory counts and other related inventory duties.Completes housekeeping tasks in warehouse including maintaining work areas in an orderly fashion keeping isles and exits open at all times.Maintains a clean work environment both inside and outside the facility by using good housekeeping habits.Comply with OSHA and MSDS standards.Other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.Reliable and regular attendance is expected.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Must be able to pass Forklift Operator certification. Must be able to read and write in English. OTHER SKILL AND ABILITIES:Reading, writing, and mathematical skills.Mechanical aptitude.Organizational skills.Ability to work rotating shifts as scheduled.May be required to pass OSHA respirator physical. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions. Working in high, precarious places and near moving mechanical parts may be required.The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.