food service handler resume example with 3 years of experience

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

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 10,000 pounds and operating all job-related equipment such as shrink wrap machines.

  • Menu memorization
  • ServSafe
  • Plates presentation
  • Patient care
  • Quality control
  • Safe food handling
  • Food assembly
  • Manual dexterity
  • Forklift Operation
  • Repair
  • Production Scheduling
  • Order Picking and Processing
  • Materials Handling
  • Optimizing Efficiency
  • Inventory Staging
  • Material Inventory
  • Production Reporting
  • Safe driver
  • Team Player
  • Safety standards and protocols
  • OSHA-trained
  • Assembly line experience
  • Hazardous Materials Endorsements
  • Stock management
  • Shipping and receiving expert
  • Heavy equipment operations
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Packing and scanning
  • Warehouse operations
  • General laborer
Work History
11/2021 to Current Food Service Handler Ecolab Inc. | Boston, MA,
  • Compiled recipe ingredients and prepared for cooks by washing, cutting or measuring food items.
  • Made food according to standard recipes with requested changes for customer satisfaction.
  • Circulated kitchen area to receive work assignments and identify support tasks.
  • Inspected equipment, refrigerators and warming lamps to check compliance with safe operating levels.
  • Communicated effectively with customers to plan large or specialized orders, providing customers with recommendations, samples and response to particular requests.
  • Created appealing food arrangements for party trays and specialized orders.
  • Prepared recipe ingredients by washing, peeling, cutting and measuring.
  • Replenished condiments, beverages and supplies while maintaining cleanliness of service areas.
  • Kept supplies in sufficient stock by assessing inventory levels and reporting lower stock items.
  • Promoted new or high-value food items by creating attractive displays in cases and other customer-facing areas.
  • Scanned shelves and product cases for expired stock and discarded outdated or spoiled items.
  • Learned other teammates' work tasks to train as backup.
  • Plated hot meals and salads in aesthetically pleasing arrangements.
  • Kept pastry and dessert case stocked with fresh selections and arranged to entice orders.
  • Prevented food spoilage by monitoring dates, rotating stock and following proper storage procedures.
  • Sanitized dining ware and kitchen equipment according to health code standards.
  • Strictly followed sanitation and food safety guidelines as required by regulatory agencies and company.
  • Cooked batches of food according to standard recipes.
  • Maintained clean, trash-free workspaces to maximize productivity and safety.
  • Restocked supplies and prepared additional ingredients during downtime for expected busy periods.
  • Greeted customers at counter to fulfill requests and answer questions.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dishes and utensils, consistently keeping adequate supplies on hand for expected customer loads.
  • Observed customer purchases in line and differentiated between standard portions.
10/2019 to 11/2021 Forklift Operator Taylor Corp | Radcliff, KY,
  • Used strapping and bracing techniques combined with proper balancing to prevent load shifting.
  • Removed debris and waste materials from machinery to reduce possibility of clogs and malfunctions.
  • Monitored area for pedestrian and vehicular traffic while operating various types of equipment.
  • Wrapped pallets in plastic wrap and attached merchandise tags to prepare for shipping.
  • Transported goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Maneuvered swivel-hooks, hoists and elevating platforms to move materials.
  • Unloaded and stacked materials by raising and lowering lifting devices.
  • Updated daily logs with production data such as weights, destinations and delivery times to keep management current on team activities.
  • Verified functionality of forklifts through performance of preventive maintenance and effective troubleshooting of malfunctions.
  • Inspected equipment for defects and performed repairs or maintenance tasks.
  • Troubleshot and diagnosed mechanical issues, completed basic repairs and conducted preventive maintenance actions to keep equipment functional.
  • Boosted team performance by moving materials with forklifts, cranes and other equipment.
  • Removed orders from storage, wrapped and staged for shipments.
  • Manually counted Number of picked and packaged orders for any loss.
  • Received cargo by lifting and moving it using hand trucks and pallet jacks.
  • Unloaded materials and goods at designated locations for best project availability.
  • Prevented waste when transferring materials between transport containers and processing equipment.
  • Coordinated team member movements based on current needs, avoiding safety concerns or delays.
  • Packed items into appropriate containers for shipment.
  • Maneuvered forklift safely using appropriate load rates and maintaining clear visibility of work areas.
  • Changed out forklift batteries and connected batteries to battery charger.
  • Communicated with floor managers to determine merchandise placement.
  • Monitored production schedule to keep proper amount of inventory on hand.
  • Coordinated with other lift truck drivers and production personnel to process orders efficiently.
06/2018 to 01/2019 Package Handler UPS | City, STATE,
  • Loaded package containers onto forklifts and transported into packaging areas.
  • Prepared pallets of boxes for easy transportation between customer and storage locations.
  • Used hand-held scanners and physical logs to accurately track item movements.
  • Inspected equipment and used troubleshooting approaches to keep machines operational.
  • Assisted warehouse manager with during busy periods, developing new skills while boosting warehouse efficiency.
  • Handled inventory control and cycle counting procedures.
  • Followed verbal and written instructions to properly move and ship products.
  • Removed debris and hazardous materials from packing area to avoid contamination.
  • Prevented load shifting or damage by using bracing and strapping techniques.
  • Inspected incoming and outgoing shipments to verify accuracy and prevent errors.
  • Read production orders, work orders, shipping orders and requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered or distributed.
  • Documented warehouse stock each day and reported inventory totals to supervisor.
  • Delivered updates on anticipated task completion times.
  • Fastened receipts, packing slips and bills of lading, to shipments leaving facility.
  • Removed jams and unblocked conveyor system to maintain flow of goods.
  • Informed purchasing team of missing or damaged items immediately when unloading and receiving.
  • Alerted supervisors and coworkers of hazards and other issues for quick resolutions.
  • Assembled, sealed and loaded packages into correct trucks.
  • Installed protective devices on or around products to prevent damage during transport.
Expected in 06/2009 to to High School Diploma | Marshall Metropolitan High School, Chicago, IL, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Marshall Metropolitan High School

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  • Food Service Handler
  • Forklift Operator
  • Package Handler


  • High School Diploma

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