Forklift Operator Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:

Resourceful Forklift Driver with 2 years of experience using equipment to arrange and move pallets. Alert and detailed when watching load, driving and placing load. Enthusiastic when working in team-based settings to accomplish challenging objectives. Experienced in handling and moving materials carefully and quickly. Highly dedicated with work history transporting goods from trucks to designated locations within the warehouse. Detail-oriented nature and commitment to safety.

  • Shipping operations
  • Deadline-driven
  • Equipment operations
  • Business ethics
  • OSHA training
  • Loading and unloading
  • First aid certified
  • Physically fit and agile
  • General construction
  • Manufacturing and warehouse procedures
  • Certified Pallet Jack Operator
  • Certified forklift operator
  • Communication and presentation
  • Material handling
  • Warehouse Management
  • Inventory reporting
  • Warehouse picking
  • Material inventory
  • Flatbeds and utility beds
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Staging and sorting
  • Safety awareness
  • Basic math aptitude
  • Materials movement
Forklift Operator, 12/2018 to 05/2020
TargetApple Valley, CA,
  • Replenished pick slots with outgoing stock items according to next day's work orders.
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Noted and recorded receipt of materials on drivers' paperwork.
  • Scanned materials into and out of inventory using barcode tags.
  • Operated equipment with focus on safety and efficiency.
  • Recorded count and condition of all cargo received.
  • Estimated weights, heights and centers of balance to make precise placements.
  • Checked all packed cartons for correct shipping labels to promote efficient delivery.
  • Examined empty pallets for damage and moved pallets to proper storage areas.
  • Packed merchandise into boxes and containers to ensure safe shipment.
  • Divided and sorted product shipments received using account information and shipping labels.
  • Observed inventory allocation to maintain material needs and production deadlines.
  • Collaborated in team environment to maintain high levels of productivity.
  • Used equipment such as loaders, hand trucks, forklifts and cranes safely.
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries.
  • Relocated goods from dock area to appropriate storage locations.
  • Unloaded incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Complied with OSHA regulations, company policies and protocols to maintain safe and efficient operations.
  • Rotated stock and cleared sales floor of debris.
  • Conducted inventory transactions using scanner gun.
  • Stored and retrieved materials according to first-in/first-out principle.
  • Pulled and prepared product for shipment to guarantee loads of exact quantity and product type.
  • Immediately reported any safety and quality issues to management.
  • Checked inbound and outbound products, inspected for damage and recorded product code dates.
  • Picked orders from storage, wrapped and staged for shipments.
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Removed empty pallets, cardboard packing and strapping and deposited items in proper receptacles.
  • Conducted monthly inventories of materials on work floor.
  • Organized warehouse inventory according to warehouse plan.
  • Kept appropriate records and reports for inventory accuracy.
  • Assisted warehouse staff in promoting top-level productivity and shipment accuracy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices and company protocols to maintain workplace safety and efficiency.
  • Tied and secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items.
  • Inspected lifts before usage to prevent damage to goods.
Production Worker, 09/2019 to 05/2020
H P Hood LlcPortland, ME,
  • Unloaded incoming products off trucks, sorted items in staging area and transported items to final storage locations.
  • Calibrated and adjusted equipment using tools such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, protractors and ring gauges.
  • Set up and operated production equipment according to daily work orders and safety procedures.
  • Built and packaged products to comply with multiple work orders and deadlines.
  • Moved items between machines, conveyors and transport equipment based on current production needs.
  • Operated hand trucks, forklifts and scissor lifts.
  • Volunteered to take on additional shifts during peak periods to keep projects with tight deadlines moving forward.
  • Assisted assessment of finalized product development to maintain QC standards.
  • Recorded production data in daily logs.
  • Monitored processes to avoid overloading and keep machinery functioning properly.

Due to Owner selling the business, Owner decided to down size.

Pool Builder, 05/2018 to 11/2018
Pool ProCity, STATE,
  • Relayed communication to equipment operators and helped attach special pieces.
  • Built and disassembled scaffolds, bracing and barricades to assist in vertical construction activities.
  • Prepared sites for concrete work by breaking up damaged concrete and leveling or contouring ground.
  • Used picks and shovels to dig, spread and level dirt and gravel.
  • Delivered pool to customer locations.
  • Performed site evaluations, customer surveys and team audits.
  • Handled all delegated tasks.
  • Created agendas and communication materials for team meetings.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Improved profit margins by streamlining operations and workflow and negotiating competitive vendor contracts.
Herbicide Applicator, 05/2016 to 04/2018
State ForestryCity, STATE,
  • Conducted regular equipment inspections, performing routine maintenance and minor repair work and escalating major issues to supervisor.
  • Projected positive image of company by always dressing appropriately, acting professionally, keeping neat, organized vehicle spaces and being punctual for all appointments.
  • Applied pesticides and other chemicals to prevent growth of weeds and eliminate bugs and other pests.
  • Mixed chemicals and fertilizers according to manufacturer instructions and safety standard to protect people, pests and vegetation from harm.
  • Observed safety protocols when lifting heavy objects and operating equipment to avoid time-lost incidents or unnecessary delays.
  • Provided written cost estimates for State and Tree Farmer services and coordinated future appointments.
  • Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
  • Created agendas and communication materials for team meetings.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.

Due to Owner Selling the company. the owner decided to down size.

Seasonal Job during the summer while on break.

Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 09/2017
Corner Stone Ministries Christian School - Gaven, Georgia,

Chelsea Ziegler

  • Relationship: Floor Supervisor at Odell Corporation in Honea Path, SC.
  • Year(s) Known: 3 Years
  • Contact Information: 864-318-5611

Joie Shaw

  • Relationship: Former Shipping manager at Odell Corporation in Honea Path, SC.
  • Year(s) Known: 10 Years
  • Contact Information: 864-276-8042

Joyce Coates

  • Relationship: Former Shift Manager at Wells Aluminum Belton, SC.
  • Year(s): 7 years
  • Contact Information: 864-396-1002

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School Attended
  • Corner Stone Ministries Christian School
Job Titles Held:
  • Forklift Operator
  • Production Worker
  • Pool Builder
  • Herbicide Applicator
  • High School Diploma