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Shipping Forklift Driver

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Location: Hughson, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 262

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ofi - make it realJob Description

Job Title: Shipping Forklift Driver

Location: Hughson, CA

Department: Shipping
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt



ofi is a global leader offering naturally good food & beverage ingredients and solutions. At the forefront of consumer trends, we provide manufacturers and retailers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is part of that delight. From plant to palate, we take care of the ingredients. We are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. We add value through our unique manufacturing footprint and natural, delicious and nutritious products. Our fresh ideas help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices to create naturally healthy and delicious food & beverage products. Whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.


Position Summary


Reporting to the Shipping Manager, the Shipping Forklift Driver will operate the sit-down forklifts to load and unload material, product, bins, and pallets. This position will be responsible for moving needed items to and from storage areas, machines and loading docks, into trucks or storage facilities. This position will work within the Hughson Nut Inc (HNI) facilities and will be required to work cleanly with great attention and focus on safety.


Position Responsibilities


Locate, pull and transport full or empty bins, pallets of finished product, packaging supplies, and/or equipment to specified areas.


         Perform daily forklift check on assigned forklift(s).

         Transport raw and processed products to production workstations.

         Maintain and update records of inventory and activity logs.

         Use inventory scanners to log products in and out of warehouses.

         Pick orders from inventory using a pick sheet.

         Shrink wrap pallets to prepare them for shipping.

         Follow all company safety, hygiene, and work rules.

         Complete certified forklift safety training as required.

         Maintain the company's commitment to providing quality products and services with an emphasis on Food Safety, legality, and integrity.

         Perform other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:

  • Valid forklift certification is required.
  • Two (2) years previous forklift experience in sit-down forklift is required. Previous experience should include stacking bins.
  • Previous work experience in a fast-paced environment is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbal and written, is required. Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, overtime and weekends during harvest season is required.
  • Individual should be self-motivated and have strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and/or understanding of the following programs and regulations pertaining to a food processing plant:
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
  • Food Safety


The pay for this role in the state of California is $24.25 and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location.


Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Olam provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected]


At Olam, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.





To Be Completed By HR:

Reviewed On: 12.26.2023

Approved By: Jacob Alvarado, HR Manager