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Forklift Operator

Location: Hughson, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 505

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.    
Position Summary     
Reporting to shift supervisor, the Forklift Operator will operate the sit-down forklifts to load and unload material, product, bins, and pallets. This position will be responsible to move 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.  The ideal candidate will work collaboratively, have a sense of urgency and knowledge of safety, good manufacturing practices and excellent interpersonal skills (written and verbal).    
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 product to production workstations.
  • Maintain and update records of inventory and activity logs.
  • Use inventory scanners to log product 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     
  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • 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 attention to detail.
  • Previous knowledge of the following programs and regulations pertaining to a food processing plant is preferred:
    • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's)
    • Food Safety
The pay for this role in the state of California is $22.48 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.    
ofi 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]    
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