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Forklift Operator

Company: Veterinary Services Inc.
Location: Albany
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionGENERAL DESCRIPTIONUnder general supervision, warehouse forklift operators are responsible for moving materials, products, and merchandise shipments in the warehouse region and for loading and unloading truck trailers in the shipping/receiving dock area.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIESTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at a satisfactory level. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Essential job functions and duties include, but are not limited, to:

  • Uses forklift (stand-up lift, or sit-down lift or electrical pallet jack) to move/transfer materials to various areas within the VSI warehouse, on/off onto pallets, loading platforms, delivery trucks, etc. Depending on the assigned equipment and certification, required to operate different equipment models as assigned by management
  • Manually loads/unloads delivery trucks; organizes and prepares outbound finished products, according to customer job order specifications.
  • Uses forklift, electrical pallet jack, and/or manually, unloads inbound deliveries, takes to appropriate warehouse location, neatly organizes, and rotates stock on inventory shelves/aisles.
  • Wraps material loads and ensures that work aisles are kept free of trash/debris at all times.
  • Operates forklift safely and efficiently at all times; complies with forklift driving procedures and workplace safety rules pertaining to the job.
  • Performs daily routine inspections (using VSI forklift inspection check-off list) of forklift equipment and electrical components to ensure machinery is operational and in good working order. Promptly reports any damage to racks, equipment, or any safety hazards to management.
  • Prepares specialized reports, including Dock, Order Picking, Replenishment and Product Reports.
  • Required to perform regular warehouse worker job duties (packaging, shipping, receiving, inventory control, refrigeration unit duties, pulling/stocking products, order selection and any other warehouse duties) as assigned by management.
  • Plans and organizes daily workload and ensures that work is performed in an efficient manner that meets VSI quality standards of performance as well as daily, weekly, and monthly production goals and objectives.
  • Uses scanner guns and other types of tools, equipment, and materials needed for satisfactory completion of the job.
  • Ensures compliance with VSI safety rules as well as warehouse procedures/protocols.
  • Required to complete forklift operator training provided by OSHA standards, and to maintain current forklift certification.
  • Works overtime and weekends as needed and/or required, based on production needs and staffing requirements.
  • Represents VSI in a professional manner at all times.
  • Excellent attendance and dependability is an essential requirement of this job and have the ability to work overtime as needed/required.
  • Responsible for maintaining good-housekeeping habits by keeping work areas clean and organized during work shift.
  • Establishes and maintains positive work relationships with co-workers, management, customers, and vendors/suppliers to create value and opportunity for VSI growth.
  • Based on business needs, may be required to travel periodically.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor, appearance and conduct at all times.
  • Attends mandatory staff meetings and participates in group discussions.
  • Performs other job-related job tasks, work assignments and/or special projects as directed/assigned by Management.QUALIFICATIONSThe employee must have demonstrated experience and/or education as outlined below in order to satisfactorily perform the essential job duties and responsibilities. Qualifications may include, but are not limited, to:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent GED certificate;
    • One (1) or more years of forklift operator work experience in manufacturing, warehouse distribution, or similar work environment; or
    • Any combination of experience, education, and training that will provide the level of knowledge, skills, and ability required for the job.
    • Proactive team-building and relationship building, including the ability to work individually and as a team member.
    • Proficient math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, common fractions and decimals).
    • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written communications.
    • Proficient skills in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.
    • Read, analyze and interpret general business procedures, work instructions, training materials, professional, etc.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Effective problem solving, resolution skills, and ability to exercise good judgement.
    • Demonstrated customer services skills, ability to relate effectively and tactfully with all levels of the organization.
    • Commitment to and demonstration of high ethical standards governing professional behavior and interactions.
    • Ability to adapt effectively to workplace changes and new job duties and responsibilities.
    • Ability to work efficiently in fast pace demanding work environment, ability to handle multiple job duties with frequent interruptions with calmness and professionalism.
    • This position may require employee to operate Company provided vehicle or their own personal vehicle to conduct work-related business and therefore requires a valid drivers license, clean DMV record and current vehicle registration.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONSThe Physical Demands and Working Conditions of this job may require the employee to perform the following physical activities during the course of work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Physical Demands and Working Conditions. Physical Demands and Working Conditions may include, but are not limited, to:
      • Regularly uses warehouse equipment (electrical forklift, pallet jack, hand cart, load bars, e-straps personal protective equipment, and resources) for successful completion of job duties.
      • Regularly uses a telephone/cell phone, computer (including keyboard), SMART devices, email and/or fax for necessary communications.
      • Required to stand, walk and sit for extended periods of time.
      • May be routinely required to stoop, bend, kneel, lift and reach, in the performance of job duties.
      • Requires the essential use of hands, speech, eyesight, and hearing.
      • Vision requirements include close and distance vision, peripheral and depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus as needed.
      • Will frequently lift, push, or move individual products that weigh up to 75lbs., and at times may be required to operate equipment to move a pallet weighing up to or over 2000 lbs.
      • Noise level for this work environment is typically moderate to high.
      • Warehouse temperature varies due to climate variations.
      • A safety-sensitive position is one in which job performance can affect the safety of the employee and others. An employer must be able to demonstrate that the employee's inability or impaired ability to perform job-related tasks could result in a direct threat to their safety and/or the safety of others.

Keywords: Veterinary Services Inc., Albany , Forklift Operator, Professions , Albany, Oregon

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