forklift operator resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Vigilant Forklift Operator familiar with Front End Loader operations and maintenance. Skilled at efficiently moving materials across areas to help teams meet demanding objectives. Conversational abilities paired with 7+ years of experience and history facilitating productivity and accuracy for on-time delivery. Well versed in operation and maintenance of industry-standard equipment.

  • Determined load specifications with accuracy.
  • Trained multiple new employees on proper operation and safety.
  • Physical Strength and Stamina
  • Waste Prevention
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Safe Moving Operations
  • Quality Assurance
  • Forklift Operation
  • Load Inspection
  • Critical Thinking
  • Good Depth Perception
  • Material Loading and Unloading
  • Weight Documentation
  • Problem Anticipation and Resolution
  • Skid, Platform and Car Emptying
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Storage and Stacking
  • Time Management
  • Operation Monitoring
  • OSHA Compliance
  • PPE Use
  • Heavy Load Hoisting
  • Vehicle Refueling
  • Flatbed Trailer Load Security
  • High-Lift Trucks
  • Wrapping and Banding
  • Hooks and Grapples
  • Cargo Handling
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Safety program understanding
  • Daily vehicle inspections
  • Following directions
  • Effective communication skills
  • Worksite safety
  • Attention to Detail
  • Materials management
  • Operations support
  • Training & Development
  • Multitasking abilities
Work History
05/2014 to Current Forklift Operator Whirlpool | Harrisburg, PA,
  • Used strapping and bracing techniques combined with proper balancing to prevent load shifting.
  • Coordinated with other lift truck drivers and production personnel to process orders efficiently.
  • Verified functionality of forklifts through performance of preventive maintenance and effective troubleshooting of malfunctions.
  • Unloaded and stacked materials by raising and lowering lifting devices.
  • Unloaded materials and goods at designated locations for best project availability.
  • Coordinated team member movements based on current needs, avoiding safety concerns or delays.
  • Removed debris and waste materials from machinery to reduce possibility of clogs and malfunctions.
  • Monitored loading schedule to keep proper amount of shipments on hand.
  • Transported goods between yard locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Lowered and tilted buckets and drove front-end loaders forward to force buckets into bulk material.
  • Counted and received stock to process inventory receipts.
  • Kept careful records of fuel that was used for front end loader and forklift, turning logs in daily to Foreman.
  • Observed safety protocols and procedures to avoid injuries and accidents during each shift.
  • Performed thorough pre-shift and post-shift inspections and accurately completed equipment logs and reports.
  • Inspected and examined stock items for defects and wear and reported damages to supervisors.
  • Properly operated loader and forklift by starting engine, shifting gears and pressing pedals and levers.
  • Examined incoming materials and compared to documentation for accuracy and quality.
  • Performed routine cleaning and maintenance, including lubricating, fueling and cleaning loaders.
  • Installed protective devices to prevent shifting or damage to items being transferred, including braces, padding and strapping.
  • Interpreted hand signals and listened for verbal instruction to determine where materials were to be placed.
  • Used wireless radio frequency systems and Walkies with mikes communication devices to communicate with colleagues.
  • Operated moving truck safely to deliver items to destination without nicks or scratches.
  • Operated equipment while observing standard safety procedures.
  • Double-checked cargo inventories and documentation for accuracy.
  • Regularly reviewed invoices and double-checked orders.
  • Compared shipping orders and invoices against contents received to verify accuracy.
  • Boosted inventory and recordkeeping accuracy by conducting thorough inspections and comparing shipment contents with documentation.
  • Trained new staff on job duties, company policies and safety procedures for rapid onboarding.
  • Divided and categorized cargo received and redirected shipments in response to customer requests.
  • Minimized overload incidents by double-checking load capacity of equipment and adjusting loads appropriately.
  • Assisted with safe crane operation at rig sites and yard.
  • Reported defects on equipment or rigging to proper supervisor.
  • Communicated with equipment operators to accomplish smooth and efficient transports.
  • Loaded pipes and pallets onto flatbed trucks or into trailers.
  • Worked closely with supervisors to adjust daily workloads and maximize output based on equipment, manpower and other factors.
  • Directed workers and truck drivers during tasks, assisting with effective and accurate completion.
  • Boosted team efficiency by moving materials with forklifts, cranes and other equipment.
08/2010 to 05/2014 Supported Living Services Provider Waste Industries | Kersey, PA,
  • Supported daily hygiene needs of patients by assisting with bathing, dressing, dental care and personal grooming.
  • Handled incoming mail, bills and invoices and completed appropriate actions.
  • Helped clients maintain optimal health by overseeing medication administration and all doctor's appointments.
  • Implemented physical therapy to support patient improvement in muscle tone, range of motion and injury recovery.
  • Entrusted to handle confidential and sensitive situations in professional matter.
  • Completed regular check-ins and progress report for each client.
  • Built and maintained rapport with clients and family members to facilitate trusting caregiver relationship.
  • Applied mobility assistance knowledge to safely ambulate patients in different spaces involving varying elevations and obstacles.
  • Recorded status and duties completed in logbooks for management.
  • Identified needs and coordinated plans for travel and out-of-town functions.
  • Guided patients to restroom
  • Assisted with daily living activities, running errands and household chores.
  • Cooked meals and assisted patients with eating tasks to support healthy nutrition.
  • Provided compassionate and patient-focused care to cultivate well-being.
  • Transported clients to and from medical appointments with safety and efficiency.
  • Replaced bandages, dressings and binders to care for wounds and encourage healing.
  • Recorded patients' pulse, blood pressure and respirations (TPRs) to assess and document important health information.
  • Monitored clients' overall health and well-being and noted significant changes.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, grooming, dressing and oral hygiene care both in private residences and facilities.
  • Laundered items, changed sheets and made bed to keep patients' bedroom clean.
04/2008 to 07/2010 Truck Washer Rdo Equipment Co. | North Mankato, MN,
  • Monitored inventory levels for adequate supply of chemicals and materials.
  • Evaluated vehicles' exterior ahead of car wash service to ascertain and relay all issues to customers.
  • Mixed cleaning solutions, abrasive compositions and other compounds to clean interior and exterior of vehicle.
  • Checked quality of work by thoroughly inspecting interior and exterior for additional cleaning requirements.
  • Interacted face-to-face with customers to understand vehicle detailing needs and deliver quality satisfaction.
  • Used cleaning, protective and restorative agents to maintain and enhance appearance of vehicles.
05/2007 to 06/2008 Parts Delivery Driver WAYNE’S FRAME & BODY | City, STATE,
  • Safely and punctually delivered auto parts to local automobile stores from large distributor.
  • Recommended, selected and helped locate and obtain out-of-stock products based on customer requests.
  • Checked parts computer for stock items and initiated special orders.
  • Kept records of pickups and deliveries and obtained necessary signatures and receipts.
  • Determined parts needed by analyzing information and descriptions provided by customer.
  • Pulled parts off store shelves to fill customer orders.
  • Mapped out destinations ahead of time to ascertain quickest and safest routes for delivery.
  • Planned optimal routes based on GPS software and knowledge of local traffic patterns.
  • Minimized company liability and risks to loads by obeying traffic laws.
  • Coordinated efficient routes for optimal delivery scheduling and maximum daily performance.
  • Handled basic upkeep and emergency repairs on delivery vehicles.
  • Documented mileage, deliveries, pickups, customer issues and damages.
  • Loaded truck and properly secured items to prevent damage for deliveries.
  • Inspected load security and checked for damages.
  • Inspected trucks and trailers before each trip to assess safety and identify maintenance concerns.
  • Used GPS system to plan travel routes in accordance with bulk cargo transportation laws.
  • Maintained contact with dispatching team and management for open communication about delays or other delivery issues.
  • Inspected truck equipment and supplies and reported problems and safety hazards to supervisors following each shift.
  • Conferred with dispatch to relay delays, receive route and adjust plans to meet daily targets.
  • Managed efficient unloading of freight, inspected merchandise and documented customer concerns for Part manager.
  • Successfully avoided time delivery delays by carefully planning best routes.
  • Determined quickest and safest routes for delivery by using effective planning and organizational skills.
  • Communicated customer complaints, requests and feedback to company management for swift resolution.
  • Checked loads against documentation before completing final delivery at destinations.
  • Contacted customers prior to delivery to confirm and coordinate delivery times.
  • Maintained organized, clean and professional vehicle to protect company reputation with customers.
  • Fostered positive working relationships with regular customers.
  • Completed routine maintenance on truck to keep in working order.
Expected in 06/2006 to to High School Diploma | Calumet New Tech High School, Gary, IN GPA:

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School Attended

  • Calumet New Tech High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Supported Living Services Provider
  • Truck Washer
  • Parts Delivery Driver


  • High School Diploma

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