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Lift Truck Operator

Location: Boardman, OR, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 522

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Description

Position Summary   
 
Reporting to the Warehouse Manager and Operations Supervisor, the lift truck operator will operate a forklift to maneuver pallets of product between areas to ensure proper loading of product for shipments   
 
  
 
Lift Truck Operator I:  0-5 years of operator experience   
 
Lift Truck Operator II: 5-9 years of operator experience  
 
Lift Truck Operator III: 10+ years of operator experience  
 
  
 
Position Responsibilities  
 
  • Report to your work area fit for duty as a forklift/powered industrial equipment operator.  
  • Attend and successfully complete the Forklift Operator’s Course prior to operating any type of Forklift on the property.  
  • Follow all Olam Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Preventive Controls Rules, and Occupational Safety Rules.  
 
 
  • Coordinate with the Loading Dock Supervisor to ensure all product is 100% accounted for proper traceability.  
  • Directly assist in ensuring all transfers from the Shelling Plant are properly documented.  
  • Assist the Shipping Manager when needed to complete maintenance tasks.  
  • Ensure product does not have any risk of becoming cross contaminated with other allergens prior to loading or unloading lots.  
  • Follow Olam Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) guidelines.  
  • Maintain Forklifts in clean and sanitary condition and as described in the Master Sanitation Schedule.  
  • Properly fill out Forklift Daily Logs to ensure equipment is in good running order.  
  • Maintain the Cold Storage areas in accordance with the Safe Food Plan and Master Sanitation Schedule and Preventive Control Rules.  
  • Maintain wall clearances of 18” to avoid potential pest harborages and or infestations.  
  • Assist the Shipping Manager in the efficient and cost-effective shipping of finished product to customers.  
  • Follow all shipping instructions required by each specific customer.  
  • Load trailers in accordance with all legal weight requirements.  
  • Report, document and correct any discrepancies to customer or regulatory guidelines.  
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Shipping Manager.  
  • Operate all forklifts, man-lifts, and scissor-lifts in accordance with Olam safety policies.  
  • Attend a refresher Forklift Operator Course every two years.  
  • While performing these duties, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers to handle / feel or pull; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear.    
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by Olam Peanut Shelling, even though the assignment may not have been specifically outlined previously in this job description.  
 
Perform other duties as assigned.  
 
  
 
 
Position Requirements   
 
  • High School or GED Required  
  • Understanding of production and plant processes.  
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions  
  • Ability to work in a team  
  • Willingness to work in shifts, (late or early hours, weekends, and overtime if necessary)  
  • Forklift experience preferred  
 
  
 
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.  
 
 
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