Summary of Position:

Drives Gasoline, Diesel or Electric powered forklift to transport, load / unload incoming and outgoing freight. Transports raw materials to production equipment, warehouses and disposes of waste by performing the following duties efficiently and safely.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Drives forklift safely and efficiently following all work rules and safe operating procedures.
  • Assist all other forklift drivers when time permits.
  • Planning and organizing warehouse space to accommodate inventories such as finished goods, raw lumber sorting out wood species, thickness and lengths.
  • Sorts out and organizes raw materials meeting the requirements of manufacturing production schedules and other process, such as lumber species, thickness and length, blank thickness, widths and lengths.
  • Transports waste for disposal and to rework process.
  • Communications, maintains effective relationships, communications with management and co-workers.
  • Operates forklift in and out doors in all weather conditions and under spaces constraints.
  • Pick up all 4x4 pilers and close warehouse doors at the end of shift.
  • Assumes full responsibility for maintaining quality and minimize the damage to finished goods and raw materials during the transporting process, loading, unloading and material layout for production.
  • Performs stacking functions, piling lumber from planner, arranging boards to make up sturdy units of a standard width for ease of transporting and storage.
  • Performs banding functions securing piles for transporting.
  • Performs reading and writing functions, interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, loading schedules, freight slips, and inventory and production reports.
  • Inspects incoming freight inspecting for quantities, correctives of material, condition of freight and reports all inaccuracies and damage to management.
  • Housekeeping functions, maintaining clean traffic or road ways through plant and in and out of warehouses, around loading docks and large entry doors.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months forklift operating experience and/or training.
  • Forklift certification preferred.
  • Good safety record.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, drive and climb up and down off forklift. Occasionally walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Mechanically skilled, skilled in the operation and care of forklift machinery.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • The ability to work as a team member.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, quality conscious, positive attitude and opportunistic.
  • Good attendance.
  • The ability to work overtime when additional hours and production are required to meet customer delivery schedules.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Benefits:

Along with many opportunities for career growth, Ferche provides a comprehensive benefits package that supports our employees' wellness and financial security. Some of those benefits include the following.

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance options.
  • Employer paid life and long term disability insurance.
  • 401K
  • Additional voluntary insurances.
  • Vacation accrual policy - eligible to use vacation after 90 days of employment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.50 - $18.00 per hour

Experience:

  • forklift operator: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Location:

  • Rice, MN 56367 (Required)

License:

  • Certified Forklift Operator (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Typical start time:

  • 6AM

Typical end time:

  • 4PM

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

Apply Online

Step 1

Download and complete the Application for Employment form.

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Step 2

Upload your completed application and resume to this link:

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Or Contact Us:
Janet Scegura
320.393.5721
janets@ferche.com