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forklift operator resume example with 16+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

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. Diligent and hard-working candidate ready to contribute solid effort as team member. Thorough and highly organized with excellent communication skills. Reliable worker with strong work ethic. 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 forklift operation paired with 5 years of hands-on experience handling warehouse duties. Dedicated professional with history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand. Reliable employee seeking forklift position. Offering excellent communication and good judgment. 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 forklift operation paired with 8 years of hands-on experience handling warehouse duties.

Accomplishments
  • Checked and recorded floor-loading limits with 100% accuracy.
  • Trained many new employees on proper forklift operation and safety.
  • Collaborated with team of 20 in the development of shipping and receiving
  • Documented and resolved production issues which led to production efficiency
Skills
  • Problem Anticipation and Resolution
  • Safe Moving Operations
  • Pallet Construction
  • Storage and Stacking
  • Delivery Information Verification
  • Skid, Platform and Car Emptying
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Forklift Operator Certification
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Material Handling and Inspection
  • Shipment Processing
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Crane Operation
  • Order Packing and Shipping
  • Telescoping Boom Lift
  • Forklifts
  • Order Picking And Processing
  • Purchase Order Verification
  • Warehouse Operations
Work History
03/2022 to 05/2022 Forklift Operator Builders Firstsource, Inc. | Lakeville, MN,
  • Unloaded and stacked materials by raising and lowering lifting devices.
  • Unloaded materials and goods at designated locations for best project availability.
  • Transported goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Wrapped pallets in plastic wrap and attached merchandise tags to prepare for shipping.
  • Removed orders from storage, wrapped and staged for shipments.
  • 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.
  • Manually counted Number of picked and packaged orders for any loss.
  • Operated all loaders, and equipment safely and efficiently to prevent damage to items and avoid injuries.
  • Verified functionality of forklifts through performance of preventive maintenance and effective troubleshooting of malfunctions.
  • Monitored area for pedestrian and vehicular traffic while operating various types of equipment.
01/2016 to 01/2018 Construction Supervisor Iron Mountain Incorporated | Miami, FL,
  • Supervised field crews to maximize quality and work efficiency.
  • Collaborated with management and fellow supervisors to organize operations and achieve demanding schedule targets.
  • Complied with safety protocols and enforced proper equipment and material usage.
  • Delegated assignments based on plans, project needs and knowledge of individual team members.
  • Maintained safe practices and operated within budget constraints by training construction workers on best practices and established protocols.
  • Evaluated team member strengths and assigned tasks based upon expertise and background.
  • Supervised job site employees and subcontractors across trades.
  • Analyzed project blueprints and specifications to identify exact number of sub-contractors needed to complete job.
  • Coordinated construction planning, material resources and staff scheduling to achieve on-time, under-budget completion for profitable projects.
  • Asserted control over material usage and contractor man-hours to keep projects in line with budgetary restrictions.
  • Developed work schedules for team members to maximize shift coverage.
  • Reduced excess spending by effectively utilizing given resources.
  • Completed accurate material and labor estimates for jobs with budgets.
08/2014 to 12/2016 Owner Fort Transfer | Alpharetta, GA,
  • Managed day-to-day business operations.
  • Consulted with customers to assess needs and propose optimal solutions.
  • Trained and motivated employees to perform daily business functions.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency and productivity by managing budgets, accounts and costs.
  • Created and monitored promotional approaches to increase sales and profit levels.
  • Reconciled daily sales, returns and financial reports in QuickBooks.
  • Monitored market conditions to set accurate product pricing and take advantage of emerging trends.
  • Devised processes to boost long-term business success and increase profit levels.
  • Founded and managed landscaping business, growing revenue to $70,000 in first year.
11/2001 to 08/2014 Sign Installer/Technician Specialist Texas Signs And Designs | City, STATE,
  • Assisted customers in identifying issues and explained solutions to restore service and functionality.
  • Resolved diverse range of technical issues across multiple systems and applications for customers and end-users across various time zones.
  • Collaborated with supervisors to escalate and address customer inquiries or technical issues.
  • Documented transactions and support interactions in system for future reference and addition to knowledge base.
  • Resolved escalated issues by serving as subject matter expert on wide-ranging issues.
  • Translated complex technical issues into digestible language for non-technical users.
  • Conducted in-depth product and issue resolution research to address customer concerns.
  • Assisted customers with product selection based on stated needs, proposed use and budget.
  • Wrote and reviewed tickets to request maintenance to various types of equipment.
  • Identified potential sales and cross-selling opportunities in course of delivery of support services.
Education
Expected in 01/1995 to to 700 Hrs. Certification | Major Appliance Repair Wyndham Vocational School, Lamesa, TX, GPA:
  • Professional development completed in private and commercial appliance repair
Expected in 01/1993 to to 700 Hrs. Certification | Construction Careers Wyndham Vocational School, Lamesa, TX, GPA:
  • Professional development completed in construction
Expected in 07/1987 to to GED | Denton High School, Denton, TX GPA:
Certifications
  • Certified forklift operator, Ventamatic - 2022-2025

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Wyndham Vocational School
  • Wyndham Vocational School
  • Denton High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Owner
  • Sign Installer/Technician Specialist

Degrees

  • 700 Hrs. Certification
  • 700 Hrs. Certification
  • GED

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