Forklift Operator - Shipping & Receiving in Jonesboro, AR at Butterball

Date Posted: 9/23/2019

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Position Summary

The function of the forklift operator will be to load and unload trucks on a daily basis while operating a forklift

Essential Duties, Functions and responsibilities:

Process product using tools and equipment provided

Follows all work safety policies and guidelines

Observes equipment operation, notifying appropriate personnel of any malfunctions and /or safety issues/concerns

Adheres to all USDA and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) product standards and guidelines

Maintains a clean and organized area

Performs other duties as assigned

Accountable to maintain punctual and regular attendance for scheduled work hours

Maintain acceptable loading and unloading times of inbound and outbound trucks

Communicate with QA and USDA as needed

Communicate with drivers and Team Coordinators when needed

Perform forklift check sheets on daily basis

Receive bills from drivers and place on dock doors for loading as needed

Load and unload trucks in a timely and safe manner with no damage to product or truck

Complete paperwork accurately and legibly

Wrap pallets using stretch wrap machines accurately and efficiently

Place product in correct rack in a timely and safe manner with no damage to product or rack

Be able to work in an area with foot traffic and other material handling traffic in a safe manner

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Ability to communicate effectively and follow verbal and written instructions

Must be willing and able to perform physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Must be at least 18 years of age and legally authorized to work in the United States

Must pass a background check, drug screen

Must be able to read and write

Need to be familiar in SPC, HACCP, GMP’S, SSOP’S and USDA

Have knowledge of FGI system and be able to use FGI scan guns efficiently

Be able to trouble shoot issues with FGI scan guns

Be able to read Bill of Ladings

Product knowledge and process knowledge

Ability to read and understand a packaging schedule

Ability to read Z out report for daily shipping schedules

Ability to drive a forklift swiftly and safely in congested areas

Ability to use and control dock locks and levelers efficiently

Ability to complete daily paperwork as required and turn in to the proper departments  

Ability to communicate with Team Coordinator and Group Leader in the area about issues  

Physical Requirements:

Frequent standing and walking in cold shipping cooler for duration of shift

Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling (up to and including 50lbs or more)

Getting off and on forklifts to open doors to remove paperwork from pallets constantly throughout day

Reaching overhead

Reaching below knees

Ability to multitask

Completing required paperwork in timely manner

Using material handling equipment as needed

Working Conditions/Department Description:

Work in cold environment for entire shift

Work with loud and noisy machinery as needed

Work in dusty environment when using spice as needed

Go in and out of different climates throughout day

Work in congested areas as needed                               

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