Forklift Operator Resume Example

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

Hardworking Forklift Operator with advanced mechanical aptitude and problem solving skills. Efficient and organized worker possessing strong work ethic and drive to exceed goals. Certified in forklift paired with 10 years of hands-on experience handling warehouse duties. Safety-oriented Forklift Operator knowledgeable about proper handling of heavy machinery, including pallet jacks, cherry pickers and forklifts. Works well independently and as part of team. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Talented machine operator with 10 years of experience and expertise creating excellent components. Efficiently completes assignments and supports production requirements. Flexible in applying technical knowledge to meet diverse maintenance needs.

  • Forklift Operation
  • Order Picking and Processing
  • Materials Handling
  • Inventory Staging
  • Heavy Industrial Equipment
  • Overhead Crane Operator Training
  • Assembly line experience
  • Shipping and receiving expert
  • Warehouse operations
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Packing and scanning
  • OSHA-trained
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Team Player
  • General laborer
  • Operations support
  • Power and Hand Tools
  • Machine Operation
  • Assembly and Production
  • Manufacturing
  • Project Management
  • Schematics and blueprints
  • Setting Up Machines
  • Measuring Equipment Oversight
  • DNC understanding
  • Blueprint Interpretation
  • CNC machine operation
  • Machine sequencing
  • Proper pipe rigging
  • Maintaining PPE
  • Schematics Interpretation
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership
  • Welding
  • Scheduling
Selma High School Selma, AL Expected in 05/2008 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Licensed Forklift Operator - 10+years
Work History
Sika Corporation - Forklift Operator
Dallas, TX, 02/2018 - Current
  • Worked in team environment to maintain high levels of productivity.
  • Packed items into appropriate containers for shipment.
  • Unloaded and stacked materials by raising and lowering lifting devices.
  • Coordinated with other lift truck drivers and production personnel to process orders efficiently.
  • Worked with racking systems and loaded or unloaded pallets, pulling and placing pallets on or off of vertical product racking systems and trucks, maximizing storage by stacking products vertically.
  • Built pallets and loads according to load sheets, including partial and mixed pallets, wrapped finished pallets and staged pallets and loads into truck when ready for shipment.
  • Drove carts, dollies, hand trucks, mobile power-propelled trucks and other moving equipment to move large quantities of merchandise.
  • Used strapping and bracing techniques combined with proper balancing to prevent load shifting.
  • Troubleshot and diagnosed mechanical issues, completed basic repairs and conducted preventive maintenance actions to keep equipment functional.
  • Transported goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Updated daily logs with production data such as weights, destinations and delivery times to keep management current on team activities.
  • Wrapped pallets in plastic wrap and attached merchandise tags to prepare for shipping.
  • Communicated with floor managers to determine merchandise placement.
View - Machine Operator
Bentonville, AR, 08/2013 - 01/2018
  • Set up and operated various machine tools and jigs to produce precision parts, maintaining awareness of approximate job completion times.
  • Monitored machines during operation to detect sounds of malfunctioning or excessive vibration and adjusted machines or replaced tools to eliminate problems.
  • Used CNC and manual equipment to perform rough and finishing machining, working with tin, sheet iron and sheet copper.
  • Read and interpreted blueprints and schematics for work to be performed.
  • Updated daily production logs with timely and accurate information, regularly informing management of special incidents or non-conformance issues.
  • Assessed equipment after each production run, performing preventive maintenance to keep machines running smoothly.
  • Operated mobile crane and moved materials to various locations to meet job schedule demands.
  • Operated dozer and heavy equipment on slopes, hillsides and roadsides.
  • Inspected truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water.
  • Operated overhead, gantry and remote control cranes in according to safety processes and established procedures.
  • Reviewed materials submitted for duplication for quality, accuracy and document layout.
  • Loaded and positioned raw materials in loading and feeding mechanisms.
Crane Worldwide Logistics - Material Handler
Kent, WA, 04/2009 - 02/2013
  • Operated forklifts and pallet jacks to transfer large products from one area of warehouse to another, allowing for easier accessibility.
  • Used required tools to complete jobs, including hammers, saws, squares, levels and fastening devices.
  • Read production orders, work orders, shipping orders and requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered or distributed.
  • Reviewed blueprints and job specifications to plan completion and estimate project costs.
  • Used hand-held scanners and physical logs to accurately track item movements.
  • Received and unpacked shipments and new equipment as directed.
  • Quickly answered all job-related inquiries from supervisor and delivered updates on anticipated task completion times.
  • Listened closely during team meetings to gain complete understanding of duties required for each shift, completing priority tasks first.
  • Transported inventory items to appropriate locations.
  • Packed items into appropriate containers for shipment.
  • Informed purchasing team of missing or damaged items immediately when unloading and receiving.
  • Installed protective devices on or around products to prevent damage during transport.
  • Managed warehouse operations and verified proper shipment procedures.

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School Attended
  • Selma High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Forklift Operator
  • Machine Operator
  • Material Handler
  • High School Diploma

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