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WestRock Company Forklift Operator in Sioux City, Iowa

Join the WestRock team in Sioux City, IA as a Forklift Operator!

Available Shift(s): 1st Shift (6 AM - 2 PM Monday - Friday; potential OT up to 12 hours - start time adjusted accordingly)

Starting Wage Range: $18.45/hr with increases to $19.75/hr after 60 days

Location: WestRock, 1540 Tri View Ave, Sioux City, IA 51103

Additional Incentives:

  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision) available after 60 days

  • Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability

  • Paid Lunches and Breaks

  • 401(k) with Company Contributions

  • Paid Holidays and PTO Within the First Year

  • Reimbursements for Boots & RX Safety Glasses

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Career Development Opportunities

Primary duties include:

The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating and managing industrial trucks to load and unload materials and deliveries and move them to and from storage areas, machines and loading docks, into trucks or storage areas. They are responsible for all activities associated with safely operating and caring for the forklift and the proper operation of the forklift at our facility, in addition to participating in cross training efforts for specific plant needs and sharing those duties with other drivers. The Forklift Operator is occasionally required to fill out bills of lading, change fuel tanks on the lift, or picks up parts, paper, objects and residue off the floor and around workstation. Duties include the completion of all required quality tests and inspections and notifying supervisors of any observed concerns in the production area related to either product handled or the safety of the facility. Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to working safely and a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment. What you need to succeed:

  • Ability to operate industrial trucks and follow specific directions

  • Required to pass a written and driving test to obtain operator’s license

  • Ability to work safely and comply with all safety regulations.

  • Ability to push, pull, bend, squat, lift up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis, reach, kneel, and stand for up to 12 hrs. a day.

  • Required to work daily overtime, weekend work and various shifts depending on workload.

  • Must be willing to work any available shift.

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's team members support customers around the world from locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at

WestRock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. WestRock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.