forklift operator resume example with 4+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
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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 [Number] pounds and operating all job-related equipment such as shrink wrap machines. Safety-oriented Forklift Operator knowledgeable about proper handling of heavy machinery, pallet jacks, cherry pickers and forklifts. Works well independently and as part of team. Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  • Scale Operation
  • Rate Control
  • Freight Counts
  • Equipment Inspection
Lift Program Phoenix, AZ, Expected in 09/2022 Certificate : Forklkift, Pallet Jack, & CLA - GPA :
Cactus Wren Training Program Mesa, AZ, Expected in 08/2013 CNA : Medical - GPA :
Mesquite High School Gilbert, AZ Expected in 05/2009 High School Diploma : - GPA :
East Valley Institute of Technology Mesa, AZ Expected in 05/2009 Certificate : Early Childhood Education - GPA :
Work History
Spartan Logistics - Forklift Operator
Starr, SC, 08/2022 - Current
  • Unloaded and stacked materials by raising and lowering lifting devices.
  • Unloaded materials and goods at designated locations for best project availability.
  • Removed orders from storage
  • Coordinated with other lift truck drivers and production personnel to process orders efficiently.
  • Maneuvered forklift safely in congested and confined areas using [Skill] and [Technique].
  • Received cargo by lifting and moving it using hand trucks and pallet jacks.
  • Packed items into appropriate containers for shipment.
  • Communicated with floor managers to determine merchandise placement.
  • Used strapping and bracing techniques combined with proper balancing to prevent load shifting.
  • Boosted team performance by moving materials with forklifts.
  • Connected batteries to battery charger.
  • Inspected equipment for defects.
  • Manually counted Number of picked and packaged orders.
  • Operated all loaders, standing and sitting equipment safely and efficiently to prevent damage to items and avoid injuries.
  • Verified functionality of forklifts through performance of preventive maintenance.
  • Updated daily logs with production data such as weights, destinations and delivery times to keep management current on team activities.
  • Monitored area for pedestrian and vehicular traffic while operating various types of equipment.
  • Coordinated team member movements based on current needs, avoiding safety concerns or delays.
  • Removed debris and waste materials from floor to reduce possibility of safety risks.
  • Prevented waste when transferring materials between transport containers and processing equipment.
The High Companies - Ex Chef
Mount Laurel, NJ, 03/2015 - 01/2020
  • Handled and stored food to eliminate illness and prevent cross-contamination.
  • Monitored line processes to maintain consistency in quality, quantity and presentation.
  • Prepared meals from scratch using authentic, popular recipes to generate repeat business.
  • Checked freezer and refrigerator prior to each shift to verify correct temperatures.
  • Maintained well-organized mise en place to keep work consistent.
  • Utilized proper cleaning techniques to sanitize counters and utensils used in preparation of raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs.
  • Oversaw grill, stove and oven and cleaned equipment after every shift.
  • Placed orders to restock items before supplies ran out.
  • Responded to dietary concerns and food allergies, creating dishes to meet customer needs and palates.
  • Collaborated with staff members to create meals for large banquets.
  • Inventoried food, ingredient and supply stock to prepare and plan vendor orders.
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
  • Verified compliance in preparation of menu items and customer special requests.
  • Collaborated with other personnel to produce and modify menus and selections.
  • Developed and cooked memorable dishes that brought new customers into establishment.
  • Mentored kitchen staff to prepare each for demanding roles.
  • Developed recipes and menus by applying understanding of market demand and culinary trends,
  • Initiated training for new team members on culinary techniques to improve productivity and increase kitchen workflows.
  • Developed kitchen staff through training, disciplinary action and performance reviews.
  • Obtained fresh, local ingredients to lower grocery costs.
  • Planned promotional menu additions based on seasonal pricing and product availability.
  • Modernized processes for kitchen staff to reduce guest wait times and boost daily output.
  • Generated employee schedules, work assignments and determined appropriate compensation rates.
Geodis - Order Picker
City, STATE, 03/2015 - 06/2017
  • Prepared orders by processing requests, pulled materials from warehouse, packed boxes and prepared shipments.
  • Checked inventory and selected products from specific locations based upon availability.
  • Reduced fulfillment errors by using RF scanners to quickly pick items to proper bins.
  • Moved boxes and organized aisles to open up floor space and enable forklift operators to move freely through warehouse.
  • Operated warehouse equipment and reported instances of safety code violations to management to reduce risk of accidents.
  • Unloaded deliveries from trucks in prompt fashion.
  • Entered package information into company's computer system.
  • Detail-oriented Order Picker with experience working in various large warehouse environments. Seeking similar role where outstanding packing skills and strong commitment to safety will be valued.
  • Alternated goods in inventory by observing first-in and first-out approach to keep shelves organized and properly stocked.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Lift Program
  • Cactus Wren Training Program
  • Mesquite High School
  • East Valley Institute of Technology

Job Titles Held:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Ex Chef
  • Order Picker


  • Certificate
  • CNA
  • High School Diploma
  • Certificate

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