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Lift Truck Operator (Seasonal)

Location: Boardman, OR, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 608

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Description

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. 
 
 
Reporting to Production Supervisor, the lift truck operator will operate a sit-down forklift to load and unload material, product, bins and pallets. This position will move needed items from storage areas, and machines into storage facilities. The LTO should be able to act proactively to ensure smooth and effective operations and report issues to management immediately.  
  
The ideal candidate will have 6-12 months experience operating a lift truck, basic mathematical aptitude and be accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the lift truck.  
  
Position Responsibilities  
  

    Reporting to Production Supervisor, the lift truck operator will operate a sit-down forklift to load and unload material, product, bins and pallets. This position will move needed items from storage areas, and machines into storage facilities. The LTO should be able to act proactively to ensure smooth and effective operations and report issues to management immediately.  
      
    The ideal candidate will have 6-12 months experience operating a lift truck, basic mathematical aptitude and be accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the lift truck.  
      
    Position Responsibilities  
    *Perform daily forklift checks on assigned forklift(s).
    *Locate, pull and transport full or empty bins, pallets of finished product, packaging supplies, and/or equipment to specified areas.
    *Print and place labels on designated products.
    *Place finished product on scales and ensure that weights are recorded accurately.
    *Efficiently stack and store the product in the appropriate areas.
    *Maintain and update records of inventory and activity logs.
    *Maintain the facility’s equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.
    *Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods
    *Operate handheld scanner to ensure accurate recordkeeping
    *Perform other duties as assigned.
     
    Position Requirements   
    *High school diploma or equivalency preferred
    *6-12 months forklift experience
    *Follow all safety and GMP protocols
    *Comply with all PPE and safety requirements.
    *Occasionally lift up to 55 pounds
    *Ability to obtain forklift certification.
    *Communicate effectively in English, both verbal and written, is required. 
    *Willingness to work overtime and weekends during harvest season is required.
    *Willingness to cross train to cover other positions 
    *Individual should be self-motivated with attention to detail.
     
    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; conditions; extreme cold; heat and possible risk of electrical shock. 
     
    At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.   
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