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Lift Truck Operator

Location: Oxnard, CA, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 513

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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 Warehouse leadership the Lift Truck Operator is responsible for safely operating a forklift to load and unload material, product, bins, and pallets. This position is responsible for moving  needed items to and from storage areas, machines and loading docks, into trucks, production or storage facilities. This position is required to work safely, efficiently and with great attention to detail  
Position Responsibilities 
  • Locate, pull and transport full or empty bins, pallets of finished product, packaging supplies, and/or equipment to specified areas 
  • Perform daily preventative maintenance and forklift check on assigned forklift(s) 
  • Transport raw and processed product to production workstations 
  • Maintain and update records of inventory and activity logs 
  • Perform cycle counts to promote and support the integrity of inventory  
  • Perform goods sampling for Quality Holds as needed  
  • Pre-stage orders 
  • Load outbound finished goods in semi-trailers (Live & drop) 
  • Use inventory scanners to log product in and out of warehouses 
  • Receive truck deliveries  
  • Pick orders from inventory using a pick sheet 
  • Shrink wrap pallets to prepare them for shipping 
  • Check and count all incoming supplies & materials against manifests   
  • Monitor packaging supplies & raw materials utilized daily and notify office of any impending shortages 
  • Complete annual certified forklift safety training 
  • Supports and practices all established safety programs and policies 
  • Follow all company standard operating procedures (SOPs)  
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, safety and environmental considerations  
  • Maintain the company's commitment to providing quality products and services with an emphasis on Food Safety, legality, and integrity 
  • Attend and participate in company committees, such as Safety Committee 
  • Maintain satisfactory attendance to include timeliness 
  • Demonstrate teamwork  
  • Perform other duties as assigned 
Position Requirements  
  • High school diploma or state-issued equivalency certificate required  
  • Ability to obtain a valid forklift certification within 30 days of hire  
  • One (1) year previous forklift experience in sit-down forklift is required 
  • 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 frequently lift up to fifty (50) pounds 
  • Previous knowledge of the following programs and regulations pertaining to a food processing plant is preferred: 
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) 
  • Food Safety 
  • Basic mathematical skills are required 
  • Basic ability to read and interpret a production schedule on a computer required 
  • Ability to operate a forklift and/or lift truck in safe and efficient manner required 
  • Ability to work well under pressure with competing demands in a team environment is required 
  • Self-motivated with excellent attention to detail 
  • Stand, walk, push, pull, squat, bend, and reach during shifts 
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, overtime and weekends as required 
The pay for this role in the state of CA is $20.60/hr 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] 
At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.