forklift operator resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Cooperative Forklift Operator with 2 years of experience lifting and carrying heavy loads using warehouse equipment. Qualified to operate various classes of forklifts and practiced in wide range of heavy equipment. Talented problem-solver with strong ethics, integrity and relationship-building abilities.

  • Material inventory
  • BOL knowledge
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Strategic marketing management
Forklift Operator, 12/2020 - Current
Trex Company, Inc Jackson, MS,
  • Unloaded incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Transferred materials to and from warehouses, production lines and packaging lines.
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries.
  • Estimated weights, heights and centers of balance to make precise placements.
  • Filled out inspection logs at beginning of each shift.
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Used equipment such as loaders, hand trucks, forklifts and cranes safely.
  • Immediately reported any safety and quality issues to management.
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash.
  • Weighed materials and recorded weights on tags, labels and production schedules.
  • Inspected lifts before use to prevent damage to goods.
  • Complied with OSHA regulations, company policies and protocols to maintain safe and efficient operations.
  • Consistently met deadlines for loading trailers to meet departure deadlines.
  • Acted as spotter to alert forklift driver if products were slipping or falling.
  • Tied and secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items.
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies.
Quality Control Inspector, 07/2019 - 04/2020
Viasat Syracuse, NY,
  • Inspected quality of finished products, making minor repairs to meet project expectations.
  • Documented nonconformities immediately and recommended techniques for prompt resolution.
  • Wrote detailed reports outlining performance, quality and defect rates.
  • Completed non-destructive tests and visual inspections continuously.
  • Adhered to all safety protocols to minimize equipment damage and avoid injuries.
  • Worked with engineers to facilitate research and development testing, correct mechanical failures and generate technical specifications prior to release.
  • Developed and implemented best practices for defect prevention and continuous improvement.
  • Consulted with engineers to resolve quality, production and efficiency problems.
  • Completed and signed off on repair and maintenance documentation for submission to Salesman.
  • Trained newly hired employees by explaining company procedures, job duties and performance expectations.
  • Assessed materials, parts and products for conformance with quality control requirements and production specifications.
Auditor, 07/2015 - 07/2019
Capstone Logistics Sacramento, CA,
  • Performed information system audits to manage internal controls and assess risks.
  • Created and implemented audit program that could identify risks and assess compliance requirements.
  • Conducted audits on internal controls and developed reports on findings.
  • Wrote reports, authored papers and organized supporting documentation.
  • Devised and initiated corrective strategies to improve compliance.
  • Analyzed audit areas' design and operational effectiveness.
  • Prepared budgets, developed reports and coordinated with management to identify risks.
  • Worked with maximum efficiency to evaluate operational and financial control systems during audits.
  • Prepared special audits and control reports by analyzing trends.
  • Established and enforced clear goals to keep employees working collaboratively.
  • Realigned workflows with changing business demands by evaluating processes and employee strengths.
  • Complied with company policies, objectives and communication goals.
  • Established and maintained operating schedules to provide effective coverage for key areas and achieve objectives.
  • Coordinated with internal departments to maximize operational efficiency across production and administrative areas.
  • Coached and mentored 8 staff members through constructive feedback to develop long-term career goals.
  • Resolved customer complaints and adjusted policies to meet changing needs.
  • Identified and corrected performance and personnel issues to reduce impact to business operations.
  • Provided ongoing training to address staff needs.
  • Conveyed project information consistently and quickly to resolve issues and deliver constructive feedback.
  • Developed position rotation to support continuous improvement and operator development.
  • Performed scheduled and surprise inspections of worksites to gauge technician skill and performance in field.
  • Transformed work area by increasing production, reducing turnover, eliminating waste and enhancing quality.
  • Created training manual for all employees to use as reference guide.
  • Conducted evaluations and reviews for 8 employees.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2015
Greenville High School - Greenville, GA
Status -
Leading Marines: , Expected in 07/2019
United States Marine Corp - South Carolina,
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Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Expected in
University Of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ
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School Attended

  • Greenville High School
  • United States Marine Corp
  • University Of Phoenix

Job Titles Held:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Auditor


  • High School Diploma
  • Leading Marines
  • Bachelor of Science

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