forklift operator resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Skilled driver with expertise in planning efficient routes, collecting payments and resolving customer service issues. Bringing 15 years of related experience, advanced inspection skills and defensive driving abilities. Service-oriented with strong attention to detail and systematic approach to safety.

  • Route management
  • DOT complian
  • Cargo handling
  • Refrigerated trailers operation
  • Clean MVR
  • Customer-oriented
  • Air Brake Certification
  • Over the road experience
  • Strong communicator
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Efficient trip planner
  • Courteous and polite demeanor
10/2018 to Current
Forklift Operator The Kraft Heinz Company Rogers, AR,
  • Loaded items in optimal manner to maximize work efficiency.
  • Removed incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies.
  • Transported materials to and from warehouses, production lines and packaging lines.
  • Moved goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Identified and troubleshot issues with equipment and completed basic repairs to restore functionality.
  • Operated with zero safety violations and consistently met deadlines for loading trailers.
  • Maximized team efficiency by using equipment such as [Type] and [Type] to move materials.
  • Organized warehouse inventory in effective and efficient manner.
  • Immediately reported any safety and quality issues, including [Type] and [Type] to management.
  • Cleaned and removed debris from shipping and receiving sections to prevent accidents and keep areas clear.
  • Cleaned and stored all equipment at end of each shift.
  • Operated forklifts and other transportation vehicles to move merchandise to and from target destinations.
  • Kept forklifts functional by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and performing preventive maintenance.
  • Kept appropriate records and reports for inventory accuracy.
  • Transported goods from dock area to appropriate storage locations.
  • Checked all packed cartons for correct shipping labels to promote efficient delivery.
  • Completed routine post and pre-operation inspections of forklifts and other heavy equipment.
  • Interpreted receiving sheets, computer printouts and both written and verbal instructions.
  • Picked orders from storage, wrapped and staged for shipments.
  • Filled out inspection logs at beginning of each shift.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Tagged unmarked merchandise with item number.
  • Completed all tally sheets, slot changes, shuttle transfers and other paperwork in timely manner.
  • Used equipment such as loaders, hand trucks, forklifts and cranes safely.
  • Followed duties outlined in daily inbound and outbound schedules.
  • 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 inventory transactions using scanner gun.
09/2014 to 10/2017
School Bus Driver Madera County Office Of Education Madera, CA,
  • Anticipated traffic delays and construction obstacles to proactively ensure adherence to schedules.
  • Obeyed all DOT rules and regulations in addition to local laws and stipulations.
  • Assisted disabled passengers in boarding and exiting bus.
  • Adhered to company determined schedules and routes to ensure timely arrivals and departures.
  • Operated navigation equipment and two-way radio while remaining focused on safety and efficiency.
  • Maintained timely adherence to schedules and safety protocols.
  • Performed all duties with personable communication and professionalism including bus operation and passenger interaction.
  • Checked vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety and emergency equipment were in good working order.
  • Secured cargo against inclement weather, pilferage, and damage
  • Verified all permission slips for students to ride home with friends.
  • Operated all wheeled vehicles and equipment over varied terrain and roadways
  • Reconfigured routes to accommodate for added or removed stops on schedule.
  • Read and verified all permission slips for students to ride home with friends.
  • Inspected and maintained vehicle supplies and equipment such as gas, oil, water, tires, lights, and brakes to ensure vehicles remain in proper working condition
  • Inspected vehicle for cleanliness and safety before each trip.
  • Obeyed traffic laws, and follow established traffic and transportation procedures
  • Operated specialized equipment including motorized ramps and lifts.
03/2012 to 08/2015
Owner Marten Transport Lawrence, KS,
  • Led startup and opening of [Type] business and provided business development, creation of operational procedures and workflow planning.
  • Established, enforced and updated policies keeping business agile and responsive to changing market conditions.
  • Monitored market conditions to set accurate pricing structures and take advantage of emerging trends.
  • Enhanced operational performance by developing effective business development strategies, systems and procedures.
  • Set and administered annual operating budget, consistently maintaining controls and preventing overages.
  • Oversaw all aspects of project execution, including progress of each phase, quality of workmanship and team performance to drive on-time completion of deliverables.
  • Directed hiring and training of new department managers to drive organizational improvements.
  • Collaborated with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability.
  • Secured long-term accounts, managing sales presentations to promote product and brand benefits.
  • Established departmental performance goals, set timeline targets for sales team and trained new employees.
  • Quickly determined clients' immediate and future financial requirements to recommend insurance products meeting individual needs.
  • Oversaw daily operations of [Type] business, including [Number] employees across [Number] locations.
  • Diminished staff turnover and boosted morale by hiring effective team players and initiating new training and scheduling practices.
  • Conducted site pre-inspections and coordinated post-construction audits.
  • Set, updated and enforced policies to maintain consistency and quality at all levels.
  • Updated financial accounts with current revenue and expense data and quickly resolved discrepancies to maintain compliance.
  • Offered business management and leadership skills to clients in [Industry] and [Industry].
  • Assessed business systems and processes, identifying areas for improvement to support future growth.
  • Managed over [Number] customer inquiries per day by answering questions on available stock and product performance.
07/2004 to 04/2012
Truck Driver Jbs Usa Mount Pleasant, TX,
  • Operated tractor-trailer combination in urban, suburban and rural environments and in all types of weather conditions.
  • Delivered customer orders to homes and places of business within established time frames.
  • Coordinated with dispatch to receive updates, communicate efficient routes and convey delays.
  • Maintained safe driving habits to protect property and general public on roadways.
  • Improved project completion time, multi-tasking operations on heavy equipment and trucks.
  • Coordinated daily delivery schedules based on customer schedules, peak delivery times and alternate routes.
  • Retained valid proof of insurance and registration in vehicle at all times.
  • Ran tractor-trailer combination in differant environments, including all weather conditions.
  • Fulfilled back haul orders and spotting trailers in loading yard.
  • Lifted freight and other objects of various shapes, sizes and weights up to 50,000 pounds.
  • Applied defensive driving and safety techniques to prevent accidents.
  • Drove customer retention, accurately and efficiently delivering orders.
  • Ensured correct orders were picked, pallet-wrapped and marked for shipping under tight time constraints.
  • Submitted daily mileage log with trip sheet, fuel, maintenance and delivery documentation.
  • Balanced materials, secured containers and verified weight limits of loads to avoid safety or compliance issues.
  • Inspected, serviced and maintained equipment on daily basis to achieve long-lasting performance.
  • Conducted vehicle inspections prior to and after every trip and performed minor repairs to keep truck functional.
  • Promoted positive customer service by delivering on-time shipments and fully resolving issues.
  • Conducted daily DOT pre-trip inspections according to set checklist.
  • Performed loading and offloading of trucks, utilizing pallet jacks and forklifts.
  • Maintained neat and professional appearance during every shift to promote positive company presence.
  • Measured temperature of haul and refrigerated area of truck.
  • Unloaded packages from trucks for delivery to customers, taking care to prevent damage to merchandise and goods.
  • Sustained safety protocol, ensuring proper, cost-effective and safe handling of equipment and material usage.
  • Logged all pertinent shift information, including driving hours on time to keep reports current.
  • Ensured timely delivery by conducting pre-inspections and ensuring truck was maintained for reliable, safe operation.
  • Loaded, balanced and secured product to safely transport goods across differant states.
  • Demonstrated safe driving by observing all road rules, exercising caution in unfamiliar areas and maintaining vehicle control.
  • Processed shipment documents neatly and efficiently for each load.
  • Submitted reports on condition of truck at end of each trip.
  • Employed best inventory packing and safety practices with zero complaints, hazards, incidents or lost-time accidents.
  • Connected air hoses and electrical lines, installed and removed tire chains and manually cranked dolly wheels.
  • Obtained and maintained proper delivery authorization and pickup documentation.
  • Maintained records required for compliance with state and federal regulations.
Education and Training
Expected in 1989
Coolidge High School - Coolidge, AZ

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School Attended

  • Coolidge High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Forklift Operator
  • School Bus Driver
  • Owner
  • Truck Driver


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