certified forklift operator resume example with 4+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Professional Summary

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. Industrious Forklift Operator trained in all aspects of shipment inspections and transportation. Versed in using scanners and warehouse management systems (WMS) to promote safe and on-time shipment and delivery. Strong and robust individual comfortable lifting up to 70 pounds and operating all job-related equipment such as shrink wrap machines. Hardworking Forklift Operator with advanced mechanical aptitude and problem solving skills. Efficient and organized worker possessing strong work ethic and drive to exceed goals. Certified in [Area of certification] paired with [Number] years of hands-on experience handling warehouse duties. Dependable warehouse professional trained in forklift, hand truck and crane use. Over TEN years of experience moving inventory in logistics environments. Outstanding safety record. Vigilant Forklift Operator familiar with operations and maintenance. Skilled at efficiently moving materials across areas to help teams meet demanding objectives. Conversational ENGLISH abilities paired with 20+ years of experience. Vigilant Forklift Operator familiar with operations and maintenance. Skilled at efficiently moving materials across areas to help teams meet demanding objectives. Conversational ENGLISH abilities paired with 20+ years of experience.

  • Fast Reaction Time
  • Forklift Operation
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Pallet Disassembly and Assembly
  • Weight Documentation
  • Good Depth Perception
  • Waste Prevention
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Load Inspection
  • Safe Moving Operations
  • Rate Control
  • Problem Anticipation and Resolution
  • Production Support
  • Material Loading and Unloading
  • Skid, Platform and Car Emptying
  • Physical Strength and Stamina
  • Time Management
  • Storage and Stacking
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Scale Operation
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Dock Operations
  • Wrapping and Banding
  • Top Loaders
  • Forklift Operator Certification
  • Battery Recharging
  • Cargo Handling
  • Discharge and Dumping Operations
  • Flatbed Trailer Load Security
  • Parts Cleaning and Lubrication
PARK PLACE MULTI PURPOSE CENTER Norfolk, VA, Expected in 06/1984 GED : - GPA :
Work History
Cornerstone Building Brands - Certified Forklift Operator
Lakewood, CO, 05/2017 - 09/2021
  • Removed orders from storage, wrapped and staged for shipments.
  • Used strapping and bracing techniques combined with proper balancing to prevent load shifting.
  • Transported goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Boosted team performance by moving materials with forklifts, cranes and other equipment.
  • Unloaded trucks and rail cars and moved materials to staging area.
  • Coordinated team member movements based on current needs, avoiding safety concerns or delays.
Springdale, AR, 05/2017 - 09/2021
  • Followed hand signals and verbal cues from loading crews to maneuver truck into loading and unloading positions.

  • Inventoried and inspected goods to determine quantities and conditions.
  • Secured cargo against damage and inclement weather to prevent shifting, using chains and synthetic webbing.
  • Obtained authorizations from shippers and receivers to assess invoices.
  • Communicated with [Number]-member team to report delays in transportation, minor accidents and arrival of shipments.
  • Conducted regular vehicle inspections by checking fluids, examining engine for corrosion and inspecting interior and exterior of vehicle for damage.
  • Utilized pallet jacks and forklifts to assist with loading and unloading of products at warehouses.
  • Maintained complete and accurate logs or reports to document customer locations and distance traveled, using [Software].
  • Drove truck [Number] miles per month, distributing load weight evenly and utilizing space efficiently.
  • Reviewed transportation and shipping papers to verify accuracy of inventory counts.
  • Inspected trucks and trailers before each trip to assess safety and identify maintenance concerns.
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Documented mileage, deliveries, pickups, customer issues and damages.
  • Complied with truck driving rules as well as company policies and procedures regarding safe vehicle operations.
  • Refilled truck after completing deliveries to return in ready-to-use condition.
  • Maintained consistent on-time delivery record with [Number]% of orders arriving ahead of schedule.
  • Managed efficient unloading of freight, inspected merchandise and documented customer concerns for [Job title].
  • Determined quickest and safest routes for delivery by using effective planning and organizational skills.
MWR SPECIAL EVENTS JEB LITTLE CREEK / FORT STORY - Inbound and Outbound Warehouse Associate
City, STATE, 05/2017 - 09/2021
  • Arranged items at destination according to customer requests and instructions.
  • Strapped items down over protective padding to secure throughout transportation.
  • Shipped material and performed boxing, packing, labeling and preparation of related documents.
  • Navigated straightest route to reduce mileage on company trucks and speed up delivery.
  • Verified quantity and description of materials received by checking merchandise against packing list.
  • Surrounded items in cling film, padded blankets and tape to protect from damage.
  • Assembled and filled more than [Number] shipments per day and prepared all shipping documentation.
  • Managed warehouse operations and verified proper shipment procedures.
  • Assembled orders and packed items for shipment, conveying orders to shipping personnel.
  • Moved furniture and boxes using utility dolly and truck ramp.
  • Drove vehicles to deliver products and picked-up rejected or defective materials for return.
  • Operated moving truck safely to deliver items to destination without nicks or scratches.
  • Operated equipment while observing standard safety procedures.
  • Oversaw daily operations to ensure high levels of productivity.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
City, STATE, 05/2017 - 09/2021
  • Operated manual and electric pallet jacks, safely relocating heavy merchandise on sales floor for timely stocking.
  • Evaluated supplies and product inventory to check for quality and quantity issues and returned unacceptable materials to vendors.
  • Changed sales floor signs to show current pricing and support product promotions.
  • Operated RF scanners to track merchandise and verify contents of containers.
  • Recorded information, shortages and discrepancies to keep records current and accurate.
  • Rotated stock correctly to prevent out-of-date products and removed aging items from main shelving to build special promotional displays.
  • Maintained fitness in order to move merchandise efficiently and safely.
  • Applied proper safety procedures in warehouse, stockroom and store and immediately informed management of safety concerns.
  • Alternated goods in inventory by observing first-in and first-out approach to keep shelves organized and properly stocked.
  • Placed products in correct storage locations to keep stock areas organized and inventory counts accurate.
  • Kept documentation and records accurate and up-to-date with latest data to prevent errors in processing or delivery.
  • Assisted maintenance team with organizing and cleaning warehouse, stockroom and store near shift close.
  • Acknowledged safety issues and contacted shift supervisor regarding concerns and for quick resolution.
  • Answered customer questions and provided detailed product information.
  • Performed inventory control, such as counting and stocking merchandise.
  • Greeted customers and directed to requested products.
  • Maintained effective team member communication.
  • Removed debris and packaging from boxes and separated for recycling or disposal.
  • Selected by general and warehouse managers to tackle special projects, expediting stock implementation during shortages.

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