Forklift Operator Resume Example

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

Over 20+ years of manufacturing, Inventory control, forklift and warehousing experience. Holding many positions, and performing numerous tasks

  • Communication and presentation
  • BOL knowledge
  • Safety awareness
  • Shipping operations
  • Flatbeds and utility beds
  • Equipment operations
  • Materials movement
  • Certified Pallet Jack Operator
  • Material handling
  • Deadline-driven
  • Process management
  • Warehouse picking
  • Warehouse Management
  • OSHA training
  • Loading and unloading
  • Certified forklift operator
  • Material sourcing and distribution
  • Basic math aptitude
  • Stock allocation
  • Supply chain and inventory management
  • Staging and sorting
  • Manufacturing and warehouse procedures
  • Inventory reporting
  • Warehouse best practices
04/2019 to Current
Forklift Operator Shipmonk Bay Shore, NY,

Shipping and receiving of Ford interior panels

Consistently met deadlines for loading trailers to meet departure deadlines.

Safety checks


  • Evaluated items against documentation for accuracy.
  • Logged weight and destination production data in detailed daily logs for management review.
  • Relocated goods from dock area to appropriate storage locations.
  • Weighed materials and recorded weights on tags, labels and production schedules.
  • Reviewed equipment for defects and performed repairs or maintenance tasks.
  • Picked orders from storage, wrapped and staged for shipments.
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash.
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices and company protocols.
  • Examined empty pallets for damage and moved pallets to proper storage areas.
  • Unloaded incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Sustained forklift functionality by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and performing preventive maintenance.
  • Stored and retrieved materials according to first-in/first-out principle.
  • Noted and recorded receipt of materials on drivers' paperwork.
  • Transferred materials to and from warehouses, production lines and packaging lines.
  • Mentored warehouse staff to promote top-level productivity and shipment accuracy.
  • Divided and sorted product shipments received using account information and shipping labels.
  • Recorded count and condition of all cargo received.
  • Conducted inventory transactions using scanner gun.
  • Collaborated in team environment to maintain high levels of productivity.
  • Inspected lifts before usage to prevent damage to goods.
  • Replenished pick slots with outgoing stock items according to next day's work orders.
  • Interpreted receiving sheets, computer printouts and both written and verbal instructions.
  • Accurately received, stored and shipped products safely and efficiently.
  • Used equipment such as loaders, hand trucks, forklifts and cranes safely.
  • Scanned materials into and out of inventory using barcode tags.
  • Immediately reported any safety and quality issues to management.
  • Moved goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Operated equipment with focus on safety and efficiency.
  • Checked inbound and outbound products, inspected for damage and recorded product code dates.
  • Documented movements using computer tracking systems.
  • Removed empty pallets, cardboard packing and strapping and deposited items in proper receptacles.
  • Complied with OSHA regulations, company policies and protocols to maintain safe and efficient operations.
  • Observed inventory allocation to maintain material needs and production deadlines.
  • Tagged unmarked merchandise with item number.
  • Organized warehouse inventory according to warehouse plan.
  • Filled out inspection logs at beginning of each shift.
  • Completed routine post and pre-operation inspections of forklifts and other heavy equipment.
  • Transported material to correct locations and documented inventory changes.
  • Pulled and prepared product for shipment to guarantee loads of exact quantity and product type.
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies.
  • Checked all packed cartons for correct shipping labels to promote efficient delivery.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
06/2002 to 02/2013
Inventory Control Clerk, Among Other Positions Az Quality Services Lansing, MI,

Warehouse, Forklift, Inventory, Shipping and Receiving

  • Received, checked-in and stocked merchandise throughout store, helped maintain store inventory levels and assisted with orderliness and cleanliness of sales floor and stock room.
  • Managed weekly inventory and supply tracking, noting items requiring reorder.
  • Considered individual product requirements and accessibility needs to maximize efficiency of warehouse storage areas.
  • Maintained accurate order and shipment forms and inventory documentation to facilitate timely material flow.
  • Navigated powered lift trucks safely to move items throughout warehouse and reduce injury risk.
  • Received orders via phone, mail, fax and internet daily.
  • Coordinated shipping and receiving schedules with production to assist in traffic control on docks.
  • Examined packages and goods for damage and notified vendors of specific issues requiring replacement.
  • Demonstrated great teamwork skills with staff members involved in production and transport.
  • Prepared inventory for shipment by attaching tags and labels and executing shipment documents to facilitate delivery to proper customers.
  • Rotated goods in inventory by following “first in, first out” approach to keep shelves organized and well-stocked.
  • Monitored work areas for cleanliness and functionality and removed obstacles to promote safe work environment.
  • Reordered stock to replenish inventory without interruption to production
  • Operated forklift to elevate or place merchandise in appropriate areas.
  • Replenished inventory with focus on addressing customer needs.
  • Organized storage of articles in bins, floor, shelves and assigned areas according to product categories.
  • Received deliveries, scanned packages and updated orders in internal database to enable efficient order processing and fulfillment.
  • Tracked inventory, conducted cycle counts and audits and resolved issues to maintain accurate records.
  • Designed organization system for pallets placed in racks of items in warehouse, streamlining package storing procedures to decrease downtime. Also helped build the racking
  • Assisted coworkers with special projects to learn new tasks while gaining additional responsibilities.
  • Identified safety hazards and notified management to determine proper resolution of issues.

Machine operator

  • Detected work-piece defects and machine malfunctions, maintaining apparatus to prevent future issues.
  • Set up machines for various jobs to maintain compliance with manufacturing thresholds and waste reduction roadmaps.
  • Lubricated parts and performed minor maintenance to improve machine function.
  • Removed and replaced worn machine accessories to keep products within desired tolerances.
  • Established and adjusted feed rates and cutting parameters to keep operations in line with production demands.
  • Used templates and hand tools to adjust machinery including alignment of drills, dies, and cutters.
  • Oversaw machine operation to identify defects or malfunctions, making adjustments as necessary.
  • Set up and operated machines such as Linker and [Type] to create high-quality 552 Link belts
  • Adjusted guides and holding devices, reducing errors from potential misalignment or product movement.
  • Adjusted controls to change machine settings, reducing errors of finished products.

Delivery and Scrap truck driver

  • Observed all driving regulations and safety procedures, maintaining safe driving record.
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Delivered Inventory from warehouses to manufacturing buildings in a timely manner
  • Drove the company scrap truck picking up scrap from all the buildings and dumping it safely at designated area
  • Managed proper transportation of dangerous goods such as gun poweder and primers with no incidents.
  • Performed loading and offloading of trucks, utilizing pallet jacks and forklifts.
  • Coordinated with dispatch to receive updates, communicate efficient routes and convey delays.
  • Supported management by reporting truck abnormalities for corrective action.


  • Used specialized tools to take precise measurements of various aspects of samples.
  • Conducted quality audits and root cause analysis and coordinated government inspections, quality testing and training.
  • Inspected quality of finished products.
  • Used gage and weigh gauges to conduct physical and visual inspections.
  • Assessed materials, parts and products for conformance with quality control requirements and production specifications.
07/2001 to 06/2002
Inspector GM And Ford Manufacturing Plants City, STATE,

Visual Inspection of exterior of vehicles, Itemizing defectsinto a Telxon scanner

Education and Training
Expected in 1999
High School Diploma:
Truman High School - Independence, MO

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Truman High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Forklift Operator
  • Inventory Control Clerk, Among Other Positions
  • Inspector
  • High School Diploma