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Forklift Operator

Department: Warehouse
Location: Great Neck, NY

FELDMAN LUMBER

JOB DESCRIPTION


TITLE:                        WAREHOUSE WORKER/FORKLIFT OPERATOR/STORE LOADER

PURPOSE:                 To handle the physical transfer of materials from vendor to warehouse to                                             customers or delivery trucks.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1.         Ensure quality of work done at the highest level possible.

2.         Perform all other duties as assigned by the Warehouse Manager or Operations Manager.

3.         Unload vendor trucks; sign off on receiving documents, and properly stock materials.

4.         Check pick up paperwork and correctly select material and quantities and load customer vehicles.

5.         Inform supervisor of differences on ticket, obtain approval from supervisor and adjust ticket accordingly.

6.         Service customers efficiently and courteously.

7.         Maintain the warehouse in a clean and orderly fashion and maintain safety standards.

8.         Perform preventative maintenance checks on forklifts and report problems to supervisor.

9.         Operate forklift approximately 50% of the day.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

1.         Sit and operate mechanical equipment 50% of the day.

2.         Lift 100 pounds up to a height of 6 feet.

3.         Carry 100 pounds over a distance exceeding 12 feet.

4.         Push 100 pounds in a wheeled cart.

5.         Frequently required to stand, walk, bend, stoop or squat to floor level.

6.         Frequently must reach overhead to grasp materials.

7.         Frequently must climb stairs to mezzanine level (12) and carry down 70 lb. boxes.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1.         Required to work safely outside in temperatures ranging from extreme heat to extreme cold.

2.         Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration.

3.         Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.

4.         Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles.

5.         Noise level in work environment is usually moderate.

QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS & ABILITIES:

1.         High School Diploma.

2.         Some experience handling building materials preferable.

3.         Must be able to follow instructions both oral and written.

4.         Six months experience in warehouse operations.

5.         Must display basic knowledge of materials and products.

6.         Must be able to read, write and do arithmetic.

7.         Must be able to communicate calmly, clearly and effectively.

8.         Must have knowledge/ability (after proper orientation) to practice safe lifting techniques.

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