Forklift Operator

  • Coca-Cola Consolidated
  • Annapolis, MD, USA
  • Jan 28, 2022
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

Job Overview

The EQS Forklift Operator completes material movement through moving, loading, and unloading of assets using a wide variety of material handling equipment at a proficient level such as forklift, pallet jack.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Pull specific vending and cold drink equipment to fulfill sales request needs
  • Utilize “switcher” to maneuver 53’ and pup trailers to the dock as needed
  • Prepare equipment for shipping by protective wrapping as needed
  • Load and unload trailers as needed, in support of delivery activities; conduct SAP/CONA via handhelds to ensure accurate accountability for loads Inbound and outbound to/from territories supported by Regional Operation Center; process to be completed following CCCI SOP’S
  • Ensure all Outbound loads are secured, safe, and proper documentation is attached (STO)
  • Safety/Housekeeping-Performing Pre-Trips and Post Trips daily documentation, keeping work area neat and clutter-free
  • Perform miscellaneous activities as directed; assist with equipment staging and other movements as directed, including junking of equipment and yard maintenance

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Comprehension of basic safety principles including proper lifting and use of personal protective equipment Advanced forklift skills (single-wide)
  • Ability to efficiently, safely operate forklifts in a small area
  • Pallet-jack skills
  • Rudimentary mechanical skills
  • Operate multiple pieces of simple machinery
  • Simple tool usage
  • Read and Follow written SOP’s or instructions
  • Complete forms (handwritten and, or computer-based) to document activities and results
  • Follow verbal instructions Intermediate math skills
  • Thorough understanding of elements contributing to productivity
  • Capacity to assess order building, loading workflow and choose optimum pick, load path
  • Capacity to simultaneously manage multiple processes to support overall system efficiency
  • Ability to consistently count received and compare to manifest with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to consistently load trucks following documentation with a high degree of accuracy
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Must be able to work in extreme (hot, cold) temperatures, noisy conditions, slippery walking surfaces and broken glass
  • Infrequent lifting, moving product
  • Occasionally lifting over 25 lbs. and rarely up to or over 50 lbs.
  • Sitting for long periods.
  • Frequent getting on, off of a forklift.
  • Opening and closing truck dock doors

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Forklift, pallet jack certification.
  • Switcher operation certification.
  • Class A CDL where required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a logistics environment
  • Understanding of truck, trailer loading strategies, and weight distribution principles

Work Environment

Noisy and non-temperature-controlled environment including high and low-temperature environment