Overview

Forklift Operator Job at Strategic Materials Inc – 3.2 in Seattle, WA

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: A Forklift Operator operates forklift to move materials, load trucks for customer delivery, and maximize the use of plant space.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Not applicable

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, to the extent that such an accommodation does not pose an undue hardship on the Company.

Must successfully complete training that includes SMI safety standards and a demonstration of driving ability.

Operate forklift using safe practices.

Inspect forklift prior to shift start and report items that need to be addressed.

Use compressed air at the end of each shift to blow out/clean radiator and air filters.

Fuel forklift using safe practices.

Load and unload trucks with material.

Track load count per material processed.

Move material to assigned bunkers or staging area.

Assist in conducting plant maintenance and repairs.

Report incidents/accidents/near miss to shift supervisor and Plant Management and participate in safety investigations related to vehicle operations.

Identify any possible cross contamination issues in storage areas.

Identify and report to the shift supervisor and Plant Management any potential environmental hazards such as – odors, litter, excessive bird presence, vermin or leachate emanating from storage and other areas of the yard.

Performs housekeeping duties as assigned.

Wear appropriate site specific personal protective equipment (PPE), as required.

Understand and adhere to all company operating procedures and company safety policies.

Any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.

Adaptability – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Communications – Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Dependability – Commits to doing the best job possible. Follows instruction. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Takes responsibility for own actions.

Quality – Applies feedback to improve performance. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Displays commitment to excellence. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity – Achieves established goals. Completes work in timely manner. Meets productivity standards. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interests.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Glass processing knowledge, preferred.

Understand and follow specific oral instructions.

REQUIRED PHYSICAL ABILITIES: The physical abilities listed below are bona fide occupational requirements for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility

Bending – bending/twisting at the waist will be required for extended periods.

Standing – standing for extended periods may be required.

Walking – walking on flat or uneven surfaces, up and down stairs and on grass or gravel will be required.

Sitting – sitting at certain workstations or in powered industrial vehicles may be required.

Climbing – may need to climb stairs and climb ladders.

Articulation

Lifting/Carrying – lifting loads up to 50 pounds may be required, assisting in lifting heavy loads with others may be required.

Reaching – the ability to extend arms fully is required.

Grasping – the ability to close both hands to grasp small objects is required.

Repetitive Movements – the ability to reach and grasp for extended period is required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or GED preferred.

Experience operating powered industrial vehicles preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment described below represents the characteristics an employee will experience while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The job requires exposure to the following conditions:
Heights – work at heights above 48 inches may require the wearing of additional safety equipment.

Dust/Fumes – when required employees must be able to wear respiratory protective equipment and/or participate in medical exams as part of our respiratory protection program.

Extreme Heat/Cold – most operational areas are not heated or cooled.

Wind – must be able to operate outdoors.

Rain/Snow – work surfaces may become slippery, appropriate work shoes are required.

Uneven Terrain – employees may be required to walk on surfaces where materials are accumulated, appropriate work shoes are required.

High Noise Levels -employees may be required to wear hearing protection and/or complete hearing examinations as part of our hearing conservation program.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: The job requires documentation & demonstrated ability to operate the following equipment.

Forklift*

Electric Pallet Jack*

Hand Operated Pallet Jack*

Other heavy machinery as required

  • The ability to complete additional on-site training will be required before these vehicles can be used at an SMI facility

About Company

Company: Strategic Materials Inc – 3.2

Company Location:  Seattle, WA

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