forklift operator resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Industrious Forklift Operator trained in all aspects of shipment inspections and transportation. Versed in using scanners and warehouse management systems (WMS) to promote safe and on-time shipment and delivery. Strong and robust individual comfortable lifting up to 100 pounds and operating all job-related equipment such as shrink wrap machines. 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 OSHA paired with 15 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. Dependable Forklift Operator with history facilitating productivity and accuracy for on-time delivery. Well versed in operation and maintenance of industry-standard equipment. Determined professional with dedication to hard work and team player attitude. Offers strong inventory management and product packaging abilities. Punctual and focused with physical strength to accommodate lifts up to 100 pounds. General worker with experience performing variety of technical and manual tasks. Maintains cleanliness of work area and counts materials, merchandise and supplies in stock. Experienced in training new employees on responsibilities and company work ethics. Background in general maintenance, light construction, repair and custodial work. Reliable Warehouse team member skilled in operating equipment, prioritizing tasks and carrying out fast-paced work to meet team goals. Strong understanding of OSHA standards and optimal safety guidelines. Hard worker consistently arrives early and stays late to get deadline-oriented jobs complete.

  • Forklift Operation
  • Repair
  • Order Picking and Processing
  • Materials Handling
  • Logging Paperwork
  • Optimizing Efficiency
  • Heavy Industrial Equipment
  • Material Inventory
  • Production Reporting
  • Efficient data entry
  • Material packaging
  • Shipping and receiving expert
  • Team Player
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Safe driver
  • Safety standards and protocols
  • Hazardous Materials Endorsements
  • Materials transport
  • OSHA-trained
  • Stock management
  • Heavy equipment operations
  • General laborer
  • Warehouse operations
  • Assembly line experience
  • Lifts up to 100 pounds
  • Documentation
Work History
06/2017 to Current
Forklift Operator Sensient Technologies Corporation Juneau, WI,
  • Removed debris and waste materials from machinery to reduce possibility of clogs and malfunctions.
  • Used strapping and bracing techniques combined with proper balancing to prevent load shifting.
  • Transported goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Completed inventory cycle counts and documented all information in system reports to give to yard manager.
  • Unloaded and stacked materials by raising and lowering lifting devices.
  • Changed out forklift batteries and connected batteries to battery charger.
  • Removed orders from storage, wrapped and staged for shipments.
  • Verified functionality of forklifts through performance of preventative maintenance and effective troubleshooting of malfunctions.
  • Wrapped pallets in plastic wrap and attached merchandise tags to prepare for shipping.
  • Worked in team environment to maintain high levels of productivity.
  • Unloaded materials and goods at designated locations for best project availability.
  • Manually counted Number of picked and packaged orders for any loss.
10/2013 to 06/2017
Forklift Driver Fresh Express Lake City, GA,
  • Used equipment such as forklift and standup lift to process excess materials and support recycling efforts.
  • Loaded warehouse trailers using sitdown forklift.
  • Updated daily logs with production data such as weights, destinations and delivery times to keep management current on team activities.
  • 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.
  • Prevented waste when transferring materials between transport containers and processing equipment.
  • Completed regular checks of incoming freight in staging area each day.
  • Inspected equipment for defects and performed repairs or maintenance tasks.
08/2008 to 03/2013
Casting Operator Ametek, Inc. Montvale, NJ,
  • Minimized waste by accurately measuring mixes and decreasing excess materials by 100%.
  • Decreased production time by implementing timemangement into daily tasks.
  • Streamlined production rates by organizing over 1000 pounds of raw materials.
  • Observed operations of automatic molding machinery to detect and correct jams or malfunctions.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Worked flexible hours; night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
Expected in 08/1999 to to
High School Diploma:
Huffman High School - Birmingham, AL

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School Attended

  • Huffman High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Forklift Driver
  • Casting Operator


  • High School Diploma

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