Forklift Operator resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Safety-oriented forklift operator knowledgeable about proper handling of heavy machinery, including pallet jacks,and forklifts. Works well independently and as part of a team. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Dedicated, bilingual, highly-motivated and computer-literate.
  • Certified Forklift Operator
  • Overhead crane operator training
  • Team player
  • Assembly line experience
  • Inspections
  • Heavy industrial equipment
  • CPR training
  • Safe driver
  • General laborer
  • Shipping and receiving expert
  • Packing and scanning
  • Lifts up to 100 pounds
  • Efficient data entry
  • Disciplined
  • Dedicated
  • Initiative
  • Self-motivated
  • Leadership potential
  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning abilities
  • Multi-task abilities
  • Persistence
  • Very athletic
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in spanish read/write

Work History
02/2012 to Current Forklift operator Ingles Markets, Incorporated | Clarkesville, GA,

  • Moved pallets of merchandise using electric forklifts and electric pallets.
  • Located proper slots on storage racks and set pallets in place with forklift.
  • Completed daily forklift safety checklists.
  • Coordinated with other lift truck drivers and production personnel to process orders efficiently.
  • Stacked merchandise on both partial and full pallets and removed empty pallets from sales floor.
  • Changed out forklift batteries and connected batteries to a battery charger.
  • Wrapped pallets in plastic wrap and attached merchandise tags.
  • Received cargo by lifting and moving it using hand trucks and pallet jacks.
  • Shrink-wrapped an average of 200 pallets per day.
  • Maneuvered forklift safely in congested and confined areas.
  • Communicated with floor managers to determine merchandise placement.
  • Monitored the area for pedestrian and vehicular traffic while operating forklift, sweeper and baler.
  • Handled multiple tasks simultaneously to maximize work efficiency.
  • Inspected items for damage and performed temperature and quality checks.
  • Loaded, transported and stacked materials.
  • Maneuvered swivel-hooks, hoists and elevating platforms to move materials.
  • Serviced minor equipment malfunctions and completed equipment condition reports.
  • Organized and secured stored materials and parts in designated area.
  • Unloaded and stacked materials by raising and lowering lifting devices.
  • Checked accuracy of merchandise signs.
  • Reported damage to racks, faulty equipment and other safety hazards to a supervisor.
  • Maintained a neat and clean working area at all times.
  • Inspected product load for accuracy and safely transported it around the warehouse.
  • Received cargo by removing it from trucks by hand.
  • Kept accurate records of all incoming and outgoing shipments.
  • Examined shipments for quality and accuracy.
  • Placed overstocked items in temporary storage.
  • Manually counted the number of picked and packaged orders for any loss.
02/2009 to 01/2012 Delivery driver Panera Bread Co | Boise, ID,

  • Delivered and picked- up 120,000 pounds of linen daily on average.
  • Verified each delivery against shipping instructions before delivering to customers.
  • Loaded truck and properly secured items to prevent damage during transportation.
  • Completed on-time deliveries by choosing the best and most efficient routes.
  • Submitted receipts and money received from deliveries at the end of each shift.
  • Drove company truck for local and intra-state pick-ups and deliveries.
  • Loaded and secured items in trucks.
  • Created and submitted delivery and DOT logs.
  • Recorded each delivery using the proper paperwork before leaving the warehouse.
  • Inspected truck equipment and supplies and reported problems and safety hazards to supervisors.
  • Communicated customer complaints, requests and feedback to company management.
  • Completed pre and post-trip safety inspections, recording and reporting any defects and malfunctions.
  • Operated and maintained the tractor-trailer in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Pushed and pulled dollies into place and cranked lever to raise and lower landing gear on semi-trailers.
  • Maintained current Class A CDL with Hazardous Materials and Doubles and Triples endorsements.
  • Inspected tires, lights, brakes and gas, oil and water levels.
07/2006 to 07/2012 Wrecker operator Amazon Workforce Staffing | Glen Ellyn, IL,
  • Recovered and towed military vehicles.
  • Was on standby ready and equipped 24 hours a day in case of a vehicle brake down.
  • Trained in mechanics of towing all military vehicles
  • Operated hydraulic tools
  • Operated crane and winch
  • Operated oxy acetylene cutting and welding tools
  • Trained in the use of tear gas and explosives.
  • Performed as a fire team member during situational training exercises and all infantry dismounted battle drills.
  • Planned and briefed personnel on missions.
  • Constructed and camouflaged infantry positions and equipment to prevent detection.
  • Operated and maintained field communications equipment.
11/2005 to 07/2006 Package handler Fed Ex Ground | City, STATE,
  • Loaded products weighing up to 100 pounds by onto trailers for delivery.
  • Tagged all inbound merchandise with receiving date.
  • Stacked and transported all overstock to storage areas.
  • Reported all equipment failures and malfunctions to supervisor.
  • Divided cargo received by account number and intended location.
Expected in May 2005 High School Diploma | Gateway high school, Kissimmee, FL GPA:

Certified Forklift Operator Class I; Class-II; Class-III

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School Attended

  • Gateway high school

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  • Delivery driver
  • Wrecker operator
  • Package handler


  • High School Diploma

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