forklift operator resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Im a universal worker who adapt to any environment. I'm work well with others and a fast learner.

  • General construction
  • Warehouse best practices
  • Certified Pallet Jack Operator
  • Certified Fall Protection Trainer
  • Process management
  • Flatbeds and utility beds
  • Palletizer
  • Staging and sorting
  • Warehouse Management
  • Business problem solutions
  • Safety awareness
  • First aid certified
  • RF scanner
  • Warehouse picking
  • Equipment operations
  • Shipping operations
  • Materials movement
  • Material handling
  • Material sourcing and distribution
  • Stock allocation
  • Communication and presentation
  • Project management and process analysis
  • OSHA training
  • Basic math aptitude
  • Production deadline management
  • Certified forklift operator
  • Manufacturing and warehouse procedures
  • Customer-focused
  • Material inventory
  • Inventory reporting
  • Physically fit and agile
  • Business ethics
  • Doubles and Triples Endorsements
  • Deadline-driven
  • Strategic marketing management
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Sustainable business models
  • Supply chain and inventory management
  • BOL knowledge
  • Tank Vehicle Endorsements
  • RFID systems
  • Loading and unloading
11/2021 to 02/2022
Forklift Operator Cardinal Logistics Spokane Valley, WA,
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies.
  • Unloaded incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Transported material to correct locations and documented inventory changes.
  • Inspected lifts before use to prevent damage to goods.
  • Reported safety and quality issues to management.
  • Consistently met deadlines for loading trailers to meet departure deadlines.
  • Tied and secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items.
  • Examined empty pallets for damage and moved pallets to proper storage areas.
  • Drove industrial vehicles and equipment to transport goods and materials, load and unload designated trailers and route trucks.
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash.
  • Divided and sorted product shipments received using account information and shipping labels.
  • Estimated weights, heights and centers of balance to make precise placements.
  • Noted and recorded receipt of materials on drivers' paperwork.
  • Weighed materials to record weights on tags, labels and production schedules.
  • Tracked materials moved for stocking purposes and to complete logs for management.
  • Documented tally sheets, slot changes and other paperwork to maintain appropriate records and reports.
  • Transported, loaded, unloaded and stacked materials.
  • Transferred finished goods and products to holding and loading areas.
  • Moved pallets of merchandise using electric forklifts and electric pallets.
  • Loaded and unloaded product from flat beds and box trailers.
  • Moved goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Picked orders from storage, wrapped and staged for shipments.
  • Used loaders, hand trucks, forklifts and cranes.
  • Used [Type] forklift to load trailers at warehouse.
  • Pulled and prepared product for shipment to guarantee loads of exact quantity and product type.
  • Evaluated forklift daily for malfunctions and performed routine maintenance.
  • Transported merchandise loads or pallets using forklift.
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Used high reach trucks, pallet jacks and forklifts to safely move merchandise.
  • Moved levers and controls that operate lifting devices to load, unload, transport and stack material
  • Loaded items to maximize work efficiency.
  • Operated stretch wrap machines, film roll up-enders and extended boom arm forklift equipment effectively and safely.
  • Packaged and prepared products and materials for shipment.
  • Supplied production teams with materials and parts to meet demands.
  • Collaborated in team environment to maintain high levels of productivity.
  • Complied with OSHA and MSDS standards and company safety procedures, reducing accidents [Number]%.
  • Organized stockyard to maximize product loading and unloading.
  • Tracked and recorded units of materials handled and transported.
  • Stored and retrieved materials according to first-in/first-out principle.
  • Trained new employees on company policies, procedures and standards.
  • Validated packing slips, ship tickets and other delivery documentation.
  • Utilized Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) when transporting dangerous items and chemicals.
  • Acted as spotter to alert forklift driver if products were slipping or falling.
  • Documented movements using computer tracking systems.
  • 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.
  • Conducted regular inspection of forklift to support safe operation.
  • Maximized team efficiency by using equipment to move materials.
  • Performed cycle counts to investigate and resolve inventory discrepancies.
  • Replenished stock locations to support outbound shipping operations.
  • Released materials in to hoppers to minimize waste.
09/2019 to 06/2021
Machine Operator Newell Brands Neosho, MO,
  • Set up machines for various jobs to maintain compliance with manufacturing thresholds and waste reduction initiatives.
  • Detected work-piece defects and machine malfunctions, maintaining apparatus to prevent future issues.
  • Lubricated parts and performed minor maintenance to improve machine function.
  • Documented daily production data and submitted accurate time logs to keep management up-to-date, using [Software].
  • Established and adjusted feed rates and cutting parameters to keep operations in line with production demands.
  • Read and understood blueprints, product specifications and tooling instructions to plan correct operational sequences and prevent materials waste.
  • Operated multiple fabricating machines, cutoff saws, shears, rolls, brakes, presses and forming or spinning machines.
  • Completed written reports of problems and necessary repairs to forward to management and maintenance personnel.
  • Maintained assigned equipment and performed daily inspections to increase equipment longevity and cut costs.
  • Organized pallets and secured materials with plastic wrap to prepare for movement to skids.
  • Monitored and observed production line to watch for pile-ups and jams.
  • Operated forklift to place finished products on skids and transport to warehouse.
  • Utilized fastening equipment to fasten, package and stack materials and products.
  • Manipulated controls to set, activate and adjust mechanisms on machinery.
  • Guided products on conveyors to regulate flow through machines.
  • Calibrated machinery to optimize performance according to prescribed standards and specific project needs.
  • Troubleshot and repaired machines to increase productivity and decrease spending.
  • Designed detailed preventive maintenance schedules to enhance tool performance.
  • Assigned tasks to employees and monitored productivity, performance and task completion.
  • Managed and supervised daily activities of [Number] team members to verify fulfillment of customer orders and adherence to general warehouse operations.
  • Assigned individual work plans and reviewed jobs to accomplish tasks within expected parameters.
  • Controlled material usage to keep costs low, proactively investigating and resolving discrepancies to minimize waste.
  • Supervised equipment upgrades and modifications.
  • Increased line efficiency and reduced accidents through 5S program implementation.
  • Met or exceeded target for on-time customer shipments.
  • Identified and helped resolve nonconforming product issues to support accurate order fulfillment.
  • Discovered and fixed root causes of issues negatively impacting production performance.
  • Boosted productivity and efficiency for staff in solution implementation.
  • Coordinated scanning and color-correction of original artwork and procured duplicate printing files.
  • Reduced turnover by [Number]% to [Number]% through [Task].
09/2019 to 04/2020
Backup Lead Service Source Clearfield, UT,

Lead packer, shipping and receiving

  • Established and enforced clear goals to keep employees working collaboratively.
  • Resolved customer complaints and adjusted policies to meet changing needs.
  • Provided ongoing training to address staff needs.
  • Complied with company policies, objectives and communication goals.
  • Identified and corrected performance and personnel issues to reduce impact to business operations.
  • Maintained operating schedules to provide effective coverage for key areas and achieve objectives.
  • Coached staff members to develop long-term career goals.
  • Interviewed applicants, recommended individuals for hiring and evaluated staff performance.
  • Evaluated processes and employee strengths to realign workflows with changing business demands.
  • Responded to customer questions regarding products, prices and availability.
  • Planned and managed resources to consistently meet production, quality and cost goals.
  • Identified needs of customers promptly and efficiently.
  • Enforced company policies, answered coworkers' questions and trained new personnel.
  • Defined appropriate metrics and measurements to drive results.
  • Served as liaison between certain departments to implement new improvement plans and changes.
  • Analyzed operational performance to identify pain points and provided actionable solutions to management.
  • Volunteered with [Type] and [Type] organizations to support [Result].
  • Completed [Task] with efficiency and accuracy, resulting in [Result].
  • Completed ongoing quality checks on [Type] products, closely following strict quality assurance guidelines.
  • Drafted internship report to summarize position, responsibilities, learning outcomes and skills developed.
  • Wrote reports outlining results to facilitate management decision making.
  • Created and updated [Type] spreadsheets detailing latest information regarding [Program].
  • Recommended process and systems improvements such as changes to [Type] operations.
  • Monitored [Type] processes to understand [Type] procedures.
  • Tutored up to [Number] students each semester in [Area of study].
  • Utilized expertise in [Software] to produce [Description of results].
  • Led group of [Number] students to accomplish [Result] with student organizations.
  • Tracked outgoing and incoming money of [Business Name] and assisted in quality control management duties.
  • Improved [Area], [Area] and [Area] through [Action], [Action] and [Action].
  • Integrated customer-centric advertising workflow methodology toward ad delivery initiative and drove profitability through cost-reducing strategies.
  • Determined [Business Name] objectives by observing consumers, collecting feedback surveys and then analyzing information.
  • Compiled and verified data to resolve issues and streamline efficiency.
  • Coordinated services with external companies to check whether utility installations were completed on schedule.
  • Established over [Number] new effective improvement plans in [Year].
  • Supported [Job title] engagement in technical and administrative services, encompassing back-end workers, designers, planners and other personnel.
  • Streamlined operations and slashed costs to save $[Amount]+ while eliminating necessity of external vendors.
01/2013 to 08/2019
Foreman Merit Construction Services City, STATE,

General contractor. Heavy machine operator, framer, and finisher

  • Monitored job site parts and equipment.
  • Complied with federal and company regulations to maintain high level of job site safety.
  • Managed sites by focusing on safety, operations and productivity.
  • Diagnosed and corrected equipment and machinery malfunctions.
  • Estimated time, employee expenses and material costs for projects.
  • Monitored inventory to support budget and project goals.
  • Rolled out new processes to achieve operational excellence.
  • Prepared and planned worksites to help jobs run smoothly.
  • Delegated duties to employees based on skillset.
  • Created work crew schedules and delegated assignments.
  • Kept production team moving forward for progress in daily site operations.
  • Reported project progress, site problems and labor status to supervisors.
  • Trained and monitored employees to teach daily tasks and improve performance.
  • Allocated material and labor resources to promote on-time and under-budget project completion.
  • Obtained specifications and directed work for construction crews.
  • Implemented onsite safety protocols and procedures and properly trained team members on prevention measures.
  • Reviewed project blueprints and specifications to determine number of workers needed to complete jobs.
  • Implemented cost-saving measures and process improvements to align with company goals and objectives.
  • Conferred with senior management, owners, contractors and design professionals to discuss project goals and problem solve.
  • Planned material and equipment needs to drive on-time delivery in concert with project schedule.
  • Increased productivity by improving employee morale and cross-functional communications.
  • Supervised projects to uphold schedule requirements and quality demands.
  • Checked project details to verify job site materials and equipment.
  • Viewed and checked job equipment to determine maintenance requirements.
  • Communicated with employees to demonstrate high standards and mitigate issues.
Education and Training
Expected in 04/2005 to to
Adult Education Lancaster - Lancaster, SC

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School Attended

  • Adult Education Lancaster

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  • Forklift Operator
  • Machine Operator
  • Backup Lead
  • Foreman


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