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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Summary
Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills I have over 30 years of driving and forklift experience. I have worked for Lowe's for 22 years. I have Supervisory experience. I have excellent customer service experience and have always made customer satisfaction my number one priority. I have a CDL C;ass A with tanker endorsement. Have experience driving trucks from 20' flatbeds. 32' tractor trailer tp a 48' flatbed with piggyback fork;oft. 26' box trucks, tanker trucks, heavy duty fork lifts and refrigerator trucks. I have also done concrete work. I have experience in training others to drive, operate heavy duty fork lifts and make sure they are aware of all of the safety procedures. I have put 8' sheetrock in a 12' space without damaging it. I do not take chances with customers or their homes. I am a very reliable person with reliable transportation, motivated and eager to learn new things. I am experienced with driving on dirt roads, soft dirt, (sugar sand and really soft clay.) I am very familiar with the Jacksonville area to include Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, Keystone Heights and further out into Duval, Bradford, Baker counties, etc. I am a hardworking employee with customer service, multitasking and time management abilities. Devoted to giving every customer a positive and memorable experience, and a highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.
Skills
  • Cargo Handling
  • Route Management
  • Tanker and Hazmat Endorsements
  • Clean MVR
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Problem Solving
  • Tractor-Trailer Operation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Vehicle Defect or Damage Reporting
  • Time Management
  • Map Reading
  • Delivery Documentation
  • Decision Making
  • Problem-Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Delivery Instructions Verification
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • State and Federal Regulations
  • GPS Applications
  • Work Logging
  • Safety and Emergency Equipment
  • Trailer Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Truck Weighing
  • Vehicle Service Documentation
  • Cargo Security
  • Truck Maneuvering
  • Efficient Trip Planner
  • Courteous and Polite Demeanor
  • Dependable and Reliable
  • Air Brake Certification
  • Planning Ability
Experience
Driver/Forklift Operator, 01/2002 - Current
General Dynamics Annville, PA,
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials
  • Moved freight, stock and other materials to and from storage and production areas and loading docks
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies
  • Communicated with supervisor and other warehouse staff to coordinate work
  • Unloaded incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area
  • Inspected lifts before use to prevent damage to goods
  • Transported material to correct locations and documented inventory changes
  • Checked shipments for damaged or incorrect items
  • Reported safety and quality issues to management
  • Tied and secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items
  • Operated power material handling equipment to accurately select and palletize loads
  • Prepared finished stock for shipment by identifying, pulling and packing product
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash
  • Maintained yard appearance, keeping ground clean and clear
  • Tracked materials moved for stocking purposes and to complete logs for management
  • Squared stacked displayed materials for safe and orderly conditions
  • Loaded, unloaded, transported and stacked materials through careful operation of various warehouse equipment
  • Relocated goods from dock area to appropriate storage locations
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements
  • Drove gasoline- or electric-powered vehicles to transport materials between loading, processing and storage areas
  • Moved levers or controls of lifting devices to load, unload or stack material
  • Positioned lifting devices around loaded pallets, skids and boxes to secure materials for transport to designated areas
  • Positioned lifting devices to secure material or products for transport to designated areas
  • Demonstrated safe driving by observing road rules, exercising caution in unfamiliar areas and maintaining vehicle control
  • Inspected truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during and after trips
  • Loaded, balanced and secured product to safely transport goods
  • Logged driving hours and fuel usage data on time to keep reports current
  • Conducted vehicle inspections before and after every trip and performed minor repairs to keep truck functional
  • Read and interpreted maps to determine vehicle routes
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions
  • Hooked and unhooked trailers from tractor and converter dollies
  • Delivered customer orders to homes and places of business within established time frames
  • Drove tractor-trailer combinations to transport and deliver products, livestock or other materials
  • Established relationships with customers through use of interpersonal, active listening and inquiry response skills
  • Provided top product shipment delivery quality control, eliminating downtime and maximizing revenue
  • Retained valid proof of insurance and registration in vehicles
  • Utilized pallet jacks and forklifts to load and unload materials off trucks
  • Used ropes and blocks to safely secure cargo for transport
  • Completed transfers at hubs and final destinations to keep routes on schedule
  • Maintained safe driving habits to protect property and general public on roadways
  • Observed driving regulations and safety procedures, maintaining excellent safe driving record
  • Worked well with dispatchers to communicate route and schedule changes
  • Inspected trucks and trailers before and after trips and completed basic maintenance for optimal performance
  • Conducted daily DOT pre-trip inspections according to set checklist
  • Added fluids, checked tires and kept interior and exterior spotless as part of vehicle upkeep
  • Performed pre- and post-trip safety and maintenance checks to mitigate hazards
  • Maintained vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements in accordance with regulations
  • Inspected and maintained vehicle supplies and equipment to ensure vehicles remain in proper working condition
  • Obtained signatures needed to complete and process paperwork
  • Planned efficient routes and adjusted strategies based on current weather and traffic information
  • Processed shipment documents neatly and efficiently for each load
  • Updated logs with timely and accurate information meet internal requirements and DOT recordkeeping demands
  • Managed unexpected emergencies and route changes with calm and professionalism
  • Coordinated with dispatch to receive updates, communicate efficient routes and convey delays
  • Implemented daily DOT pre-trip inspections to reduce risks or delivery delays
  • Used pallet jack and forklift to load and unload products at distribution centers and route locations
  • Followed regular schedule of pickups for individual customers and groups
  • Recorded expenses and maintained receipts
  • Maintained strict compliance with safety rules for passenger and driver protection
  • Fulfilled back haul orders and spotting trailers in loading yard
  • Responded quickly to customer complaints and gathered pertinent information to make educated decisions for remediation
  • Maintained ongoing communications with [Job title] in operations center to keep teammates informed
  • Promoted positive customer service by delivering on-time shipments and fully resolving issues
  • Inspected vehicle and personally handled routine upkeep.
Fork Lift Operator, 01/2002 - Current
Whole Foods Market Santa Maria, CA,
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials
  • Moved freight, stock and other materials to and from storage and production areas and loading docks
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies
  • Communicated with supervisor and other warehouse staff to coordinate work
  • Inspected lifts before use to prevent damage to goods
  • Transported material to correct locations and documented inventory changes
  • Packaged, labeled and tagged goods before transfer
  • Checked shipments for damaged or incorrect items
  • Reported safety and quality issues to management
  • Tied and secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items
  • Operated power material handling equipment to accurately select and palletize loads
  • Prepared finished stock for shipment by identifying, pulling and packing product
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash
  • Maintained yard appearance, keeping ground clean and clear
  • Tracked materials moved for stocking purposes and to complete logs for management
  • Squared stacked displayed materials for safe and orderly conditions
  • Loaded, unloaded, transported and stacked materials through careful operation of various warehouse equipment
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements
  • Drove gasoline- or electric-powered vehicles to transport materials between loading, processing and storage areas
  • Moved levers or controls of lifting devices to load, unload or stack material
  • Positioned lifting devices around loaded pallets, skids and boxes to secure materials for transport to designated areas
  • Positioned lifting devices to secure material or products for transport to designated areas
  • Estimated weights, heights and centers of balance to make precise placements
  • Inspected product load for accuracy to foster timely and complete delivery
  • Visually assessed materials for conformance to quality standards and shipping orders, removing nonconforming products and reporting for further action
  • Noted and recorded receipt of materials on drivers' paperwork
  • Employed hand signals to communicate effectively with coworkers operating transport vehicles and direct movements from floor
  • Scheduled or performed needed maintenance on equipment to promote longevity of use
  • Followed safe practices to mix and apply chemicals
  • Followed maps and GPS systems to promptly complete tasks.
Department Manager, 01/2002 - Current
Lowe's City, STATE,
  • Handled shift overstock, restocking and inventory control
  • Followed safety protocols and company processes and procedures
  • Kept department on-target to meet sales and profit objectives by minimizing waste and pursuing revenue generation opportunities
  • Supported shrinkage and safety awareness, reviewed sales and inventory data, identified trends and prepared reports for management
  • Modeled supportive leadership qualities, motivating staff to achieve department goals and promote staff participation and team building
  • Enforced safety rules and other policies to protect employees and minimize company liability
  • Performed opening and closing duties as part of management team and handled cash management
  • Exercised discretion and judgment in managing fast-paced environment adapting to change with sense of urgency
  • Prepared weekly schedules to verify proper floor coverage within fiscal guidelines
  • Balanced workloads to meet targets without overtaxing employees
  • Cultivated talented team of departmental employees through outstanding mentoring, coaching and teaching skills
  • Utilized excellent math skills to maintain accurate inventory levels
  • Grew department's team and technical capabilities with hiring and training of talented individuals
  • Remained calm and professional in stressful circumstances and effectively diffused tense situations
  • Resolved customer inquiries and complaints requiring management-level escalation
  • Recruited and trained new employees to meet job requirements
  • Reviewed completed work to verify consistency, quality and conformance
  • Assigned work and monitored performance of project personnel
  • Held regular one-on-one meetings with employees to review performance and priorities and provide feedback
  • Produced thorough, accurate and timely reports of project activities
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals
  • Provided leadership, insight and mentoring to newly hired employees to supply knowledge of various company programs.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 08/1985
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Baker High School - , AL
GPA:
Status -

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Baker High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Driver/Forklift Operator
  • Fork Lift Operator
  • Department Manager

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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