forklift operator resume example with 3+ years of experience

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Hardworking and observant [Job Title] with experience operating and maintaining equipment. Dedicated to moving materials to meet challenging demands and promote team productivity. Basic [Language] skills used to communicate with bilingual individuals in professional daily activities.

Observant [Job Title] with experience supporting [Industry] operations. Practiced in securing large loads to minimize damage. Physically fit and reliable with superior work ethic and commitment to supporting team needs. Trained in [Type] and [Type] operations and safety.

Organized [Job Title] with [Number] years of industry experience safely and efficiently moving materials in high-volume warehouse environments. Strong knowledge of inventory management as well as shipping and receiving procedures. Ambitious and hardworking with drive to deliver top-quality results.

Talented [Job Title] with over [Number] years in warehouse environments successful at working quickly in fast-paced, demanding settings. Efficient team player and problem-solver. Possessing top communication and conflict resolution skills.

Cooperative Forklift Operator with [Number] 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.

Dependable and hardworking [Job Title] with [Number] years of experience successfully completing warehouse duties. Qualified with work history operating forklift and reach truck. Physically fit with flexible schedule.

Bilingual [Job Title] with experience in shipping and receiving cargo in busy warehouse setting. Successful at wrapping, loading and staging orders to be shipped. Fast learner accustomed to prolonged physical labor to meet tight deadlines.

  • Basic math aptitude
  • Certified Pallet Jack Operator
  • Physically fit and agile
  • Loading and unloading
  • Staging and sorting
  • Deadline-driven
  • Flatbeds and utility beds
  • RF scanner
  • OSHA training
  • Safety awareness
  • Warehouse picking
  • Manufacturing and warehouse procedures
  • Inventory reporting
  • Certified forklift operator
  • Material handling
  • RFID systems
  • Cargo handling
  • Pallet jack and hand truck operation
  • Excellent sense of direction
  • Responsible driver
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Comfortable with overnight runs
  • Local Delivery
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Perfect attendance record
  • Stick Welding
  • Pipe welding
Forklift Operator, 11/2019 to 12/XXX0
Shelby County School DistrictMemphis, TN,
  • Tagged unmarked merchandise with item number.
  • Rotated date-sensitive [Type] stock to front of rack and removed outdated inventory.
  • Reviewed equipment for defects and performed repairs or maintenance tasks.
  • Drove industrial vehicles and equipment to transport goods and materials, load and unload designated trailers and route trucks.
  • Followed duties outlined in daily inbound and outbound schedules.
  • Documented all tally sheets, slot changes, shuttle transfers and other paperwork.
  • Accurately received, stored and shipped products safely and efficiently.
  • Conducted monthly inventories of materials on work floor.
  • Relocated goods from dock area to appropriate storage locations.
  • Collaborated in team environment to maintain high levels of productivity.
  • Transferred materials to and from warehouses, production lines and packaging lines.
  • Unloaded incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Packed merchandise into boxes and containers to ensure safe shipment.
  • Interpreted receiving sheets, computer printouts and both written and verbal instructions.
  • Kept appropriate records and reports for inventory accuracy.
  • Tied and secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items.
  • Immediately reported any safety and quality issues to management.
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries.
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Safely operated powered equipment, including [Type], [Type] and [Type] to move, locate, stack and count products.
  • Checked all packed cartons for correct shipping labels to promote efficient delivery.
  • Performed inventory cycle counts on [Timeframe] basis and recorded information in [Software] system.
  • Removed empty pallets, cardboard packing and strapping and deposited items in proper receptacles.
  • Inspected lifts before usage to prevent damage to goods.
  • Noted and recorded receipt of materials on drivers' paperwork.
Delivery Driver, 10/2018 to 11/2019
Kane's FurnitureSaint Petersburg, FL,
  • Resolved customer problems and complaints effectively by [Action].
  • Verified sales orders before loading and unloading merchandise.
  • Verified loads against shipping papers.
  • Demonstrated safe driving by observing all road rules, exercising caution in unfamiliar areas and maintaining vehicle control.
  • Completed daily pre-trip inspection checklist before first delivery with [Number]% accuracy rate.
  • Handled merchandise in accordance with product handling standards.
  • Loaded and unloaded merchandise at stores and vendor locations.
  • Inspected and maintained gas, oil and water levels as well as tires, lights and brakes.
  • Checked vehicle's fluid levels and tire pressure and scheduled any required repairs.
  • Navigated and operated [Number]-foot truck to deliver [Number] deliveries per day.
  • Obtained signatures on all invoices and credits to stay on top of paperwork requirements.
  • Notified customers of potential late deliveries, which resulted in [Number]% decrease in calls to company support line.
  • Identified and pursued opportunities to upsell additional products and services, bringing in $[Amount] in extra revenue each month.
  • Contacted customers prior to delivery to coordinate delivery times.
  • Collected payment from customers by [Action], made change and provided receipts.
  • Increased sales [Number]% by determining customer needs and offering specific desirable items.
  • Located and selected merchandise to verify against delivery sheet specifications.
  • Answered customer questions regarding shipments.
  • Positioned blocks and ties around items to secure cargo during transit.
  • Entered customer orders in [Software] to document sales.
  • Unloaded packages from [Type] trucks for delivery to customers, taking care to prevent damage to merchandise and goods.
  • Notified customers of delays, decreasing calls to support.
  • Avoided delivery delays by carefully planning best routes with GPS.
  • Verified contents of [Number] daily inventory loads against Bills of Lading with [Number]% accuracy.
  • Loaded and unloaded [Number] trailers each day.
  • Pulled and reviewed [Number] daily customer tickets to successfully fulfill orders.
  • Operated manual and mechanical equipment safely to minimize injury and accident risks.
  • Picked up and delivered cargo in tractor-trailer with expert knowledge of roads, highways and interstates.
  • Processed payments by accepting cash, checks and credit card payments.
  • Conducted vehicle inspections prior to and after every trip and performed minor repairs, including [Type] and [Type] to keep truck functional.
  • Observed all safety protocols and OSHA guidelines to reduce incidents and hazards, maintaining [Number]% safety record over [Timeframe].
  • Reviewed blueprints and diagrams to determine job specifications, plan production activities and organize proper supplies.
  • Completed documentation for each job, including production reports and work orders and submitted to management for review to maintain open and transparent operations.
  • Reported any non-conforming materials to management and worked with supervisors to correct production issues.
  • Inspected finished and in-process products to verify quality, assign grades and remove defective products.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including [Task] and [Task].
  • Inspected equipment, identified malfunctions or maintenance needs and replaced dull, worn or defective parts.
  • Communicated frequently with dispatch to relay route changes and delays impacting customer delivery timetables.
Warehouse Distributor, 03/2018 to 09/2018
Travelcenters Of AmericaAlbuquerque, NM,
  • Designed warehouse solutions, including [Type] to meet tight deadlines.
  • Operated standard warehouse equipment, assisting with loading and unloading of deliveries.
Stocker, 08/2017 to 01/2018
Nickson Industries Inc.City, STATE,
  • Prepared inventory for shipment by attaching tags and labels and executing shipment documents to facilitate delivery to proper customers.
  • Assisted customers by locating items and loading heavy purchases in vehicles.
  • Removed debris from aisles to avoid blocking customers or creating safety concerns.
  • Followed proper stock rotation procedures to minimize obsolescence and remove out of date items from sales floor.
  • Received incoming product deliveries and relocated to storage shelves, coolers or bins.
  • Maintained accurate order and shipment forms and inventory documentation to facilitate timely material flow.
  • Identified defective, incorrect or missing merchandise and promptly reported to supervisor.
  • Maintained neat, safe and orderly workspace to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Restocked shelves with current merchandise in attractive displays to promote sales.
  • Scanned container labels with RF scanners to verify contents and determine target destinations.
  • Greeted customers and retrieved requested products to drive satisfaction.
Education and Training
GED: , Expected in 09/2016
Weaver High School - Hartford, CT

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School Attended

  • Weaver High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Delivery Driver
  • Warehouse Distributor
  • Stocker


  • GED

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