forklift operator resume example with 7+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Enthusiastic individual adept at learning new skills and collaborating with others as part of a team. Accurate and conscientious with solid knowledge of inventory and control procedures.

  • OSHA training
  • Valid MI Chauffer's license
  • First aid & CPR
  • Manufacturing and warehouse procedures
  • Equipment operations
  • Loading and unloading
  • Material handling
  • Certified forklift operator
  • Strong Leadership mindset
  • Excel in teams
  • Welding knowledge
  • Metal working ability
  • Safe driving techniques
Education and Training
Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy Battle Creek MI, Expected in 06/2012 High School Diploma : - GPA :

The Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy educates, trains, and mentors youth in a quasi-military environment at no cost to participants, giving young people the skills to become productive and responsible citizens. Applying the military model to alternative education, the Academy promotes competency development through academic opportunities, life skills, Leadership and vocational preparation. The academy is residential, and participants live on Fort Custer, in military barracks. All instructors are veterans. We began with close to 300 students, and finished just over 100. This program requires participants to be committed to bettering themselves, and embrace the practice and education of self discipline and leadership I received the rank of Cadet Lieutenant, and for the tail 2 months of the program, was placed in charge of my platoon (class) of 50 other participants. My specific vocational training was in welding and metal working. I learned to Stick weld, Arc weld, use the oxyfuel torch, plasma cutter, and metal sheers. My final assignment was a charcoal grill I crafted completely from scrap metal. I received my Diploma as well as 15 college credit hours in various courses.

Nfi Industries - Forklift Operator
Matteson, IL, 07/2017 - Current
  • Safely transport Recreational Vehicles via forklift with hitch attachment. Units are extremely heavy and extremely expensive, so the attention to detail, while still maintain a swift transport is sometimes a challenging balance, but always achievable. Myself and 2 other drivers are responsible for 38 technician bays. We are also responsible for all customer vehicles that come in, and their respective campers. Some additional duties are the filling and securing of LP (propane) Tanks on the RVs and the forklift machines. We also take motor homes to the gas station and fill them with fuel on a daily basis. I am very familiar with large bus sized vehicles and air brakes. We work in the freezing cold, snow, rain, and the summer heat. Additional Duties included:
  • Inspected lifts before usage to prevent damage to [Type] goods being lifted.
  • Removed incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Kept forklifts functional by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and performing preventive maintenance.
  • Contributed to profitability by training new employees on safe, efficient use of forklift equipment and through troubleshooting machines to maintain optimal performance and limit overtime cost.
  • Picked up trash, swept floor and wiped down equipment at the end of each shift.
  • Completed routine post and pre-operation inspections of forklifts and other heavy equipment.
  • Filled out inspection logs at beginning of each shift.
  • Operated equipment with focus on safety and efficiency.
  • Acted as spotter to alert forklift driver if products were slipping or falling.
Bath Fitter - Shop Hand
Omaha, NE, 04/2015 - 06/2017

My job was to follow orders in the most blunt way possible. A large portion of the work was forklift related, mostly because when I was hired we were relocating to a job down the street. I used a large CAT forklift, and a Gehl Telescopic Lift Truck. I used an oxyfuel torch often to cut up scrap metal. I drove a large stake truck all over the state, from Detroit to bay city, to different job sites to deliver different materials. I visited many different places of business to pick up materials to drop off. Additonal Duties included:

  • Operated hand trucks, forklifts and scissor lifts.
  • Unloaded incoming products off trucks, sorted items in staging area and transported items to final storage locations.
  • Moved supplies and tools to site areas to keep work moving smoothly.
  • Followed documentation and reporting requirements for all project activities, safety concerns and incidents.
  • Listened to directions and executed tasks accurately to prepare materials, perform work and clean up sites at conclusion of jobs.
  • Sustained safety protocols by observing proper and safe usage of equipment and materials.
  • Used picks and shovels to dig, spread and level dirt and gravel.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
Royal Building Products - Machine Operator / Grind Room Operator /Machine Operator
City, STATE, 08/2013 - 03/2015

Started off as a machine operator. We worked 12 hour shift, alternating 3 and 4 day work weeks with another team. We manufactured PVC piping for use in construction. The press operator job was to ensure of quality parts, properly package parts, and properly assemble a skid of the respective product, wrap it with plastic wrap and label it. I was then promoted to the grind room operator position. This job was to separate all scrap materials, and put them through the industrial sized grinder. Once a palleted container was finished, i would weigh it, label it, seal it, and then clean the grind room spotless to begin the grinding of the next material type. In our slower months i learned to do the material handling job. This job was to ensure the machines were being fed the proper material continuously throughout the shift. We had 40 machines and 3 drivers including myself. We also handled the finished skids from the press operators. Additional duties included:

  • Rigged equipment, connected hoses and delivered product to over [Number] specified locations.
  • Detected work-piece defects and machine malfunctions, maintaining machines to prevent future malfunctions.
  • Selected proper cutting tools and calculated correct parameters to manufacture quality parts.
  • Monitored operations machines to detect malfunctions and identify product defects.
  • Monitored feed and speed of machines during machining process.

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School Attended

  • Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Job Titles Held:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Shop Hand
  • Machine Operator / Grind Room Operator /Machine Operator


  • High School Diploma

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