Forklift Operator resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Successful Warehouse associate offering strong background in supervising and mentoring a number of employees in large distribution warehouse settings. Talented in promoting safety, accuracy and company rules when monitoring employee performance and training new employees. Accomplished in performing regular inventory counts and maintaining records with high level of accuracy. Reliable forklift operator with positive attitude and dedication to deliver quality in all operational activities. Experienced leading warehouse teams to accurately fulfill orders. Displaying articulate communication skills and effectively partnering with management teams.

  • Quality Control and Overs
  • Team Collaboration
  • Instruction and Delegation
  • Employee Supervision
  • Quality Assessment
  • Kitchen Staff Management
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Relationship Building
  • Kitchen Sanitation
  • Supply Ordering
  • Team Leadership
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Sanitation and Cleaning
  • Coordinating Kitchen Staff
  • Certified Forklift Operator
  • Attention to Detail
  • Material Handling and Moving
  • Production Coordination
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Email and Phone Communication
  • Clear Communication
  • Assignment Delegation
  • Sound Judgment
  • Time and Wage Tracking
  • Customer Relations
  • Laborer Oversight
  • Positive Attitude
  • Materials Handling
  • Safe Moving Operations
  • Production Support
  • Pallet Disassembly and Assembly
  • Problem Anticipation and Resolution
  • Material Loading and Unloading
  • Incident Reporting
  • Physical Strength and Stamina
  • Delivery Information Verification
  • Waste Prevention
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Storage and Stacking
  • Problem-Solving
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Fast Reaction Time
  • Critical Thinking
  • Skid, Platform and Car Emptying
Forklift Operator, 07/2019 - Current
Tyson Foods Kansas City, KS,
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash.
  • Unloaded incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Noted and recorded receipt of materials on drivers' paperwork.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Inspected lifts before use to prevent damage to goods.
  • Reported safety and quality issues to management.
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies.
  • Transported material to correct locations and documented inventory changes.
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries.
  • Carefully and precisely manipulated controls of [Type]-powered vehicles to navigate throughout facility, thoughtfully selecting routes to avoid obstructions and crowded areas.
  • Estimated weights, heights and centers of balance to make precise placements.
  • Relocated goods from dock area to appropriate storage locations.
  • Scheduled or performed needed maintenance on equipment to promote longevity of use.
  • Supported yard operations by driving deliveries and working in warehouse.
Lead Cook, 07/2018 - 07/2019
Churchill Downs Incorporated Gretna, LA,
  • Prepared garnishes for later use in meal production.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Trained new chefs on menu items and kitchen procedures.
  • Double-checked plated meals for last-minute changes before sending to dining room.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Inventoried kitchen sections and refilled supplies.
  • Washed, sliced, peeled and cut various foods to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Modified standard recipes to address customer requests for substitutions or allergen concerns.
  • Discussed safe operations of kitchen equipment, regulating temperatures and cooking times.
  • Stood in for other members of kitchen staff.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Assisted Sous Chef with training and development of culinary staff.
  • Filled specialized menu orders.
  • Observed and tested food to determine whether food was cooked sufficiently and according to recipes.
  • Monitored culinary standards and operational guidelines for kitchen areas, food preparation and facility conditions.
  • Cooked food following specific measurements and recipes.
  • Re-developed entire menu in two, increasing sales revenue [45]%.
  • Analyzed forecast sheets and production plans to prepare ingredients for daily menu.
  • Implemented food quality specifications through menu planning, plate presentation and quality checks.
  • Monitored and reported food and labor costs and waste, saving $[5,000] per month.
  • Completed workstation set up and break down, properly disposing of leftover food.
Warehouse Associate, 01/2017 - 06/2019
Unfi Linglestown, PA,
  • Used pallet jacks to move items to and from warehouse locations.
  • Loaded completed orders on pallets according to delivery numbers.
  • Picked products using RF scanner to fill orders.
  • Used forklift and pallet jacks to move, load and unload items.
Assistant Manager, 02/2014 - 07/2017
Fleet Feet Newport, KY,
  • Enforced company policies and procedures to strengthen operational standards across departments.
  • Delegated daily tasks to team members to optimize group productivity.
  • Directed and led employees, supervising activities to drive productivity and efficiency.
  • Completed thorough opening, closing and shift change functions to maintain operational standards each day.
  • Planned and implemented layout enhancements to promote efficiency and maximize space utilization.
  • Applied continuous improvement program in daily activities to boost productivity, improve quality and reduce costs.
  • Provided leadership, insight and mentoring to newly hired employees to supply knowledge of various company programs.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2011
Cleveland Heights High School - University Heights, OH

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School Attended

  • Cleveland Heights High School

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  • Forklift Operator
  • Lead Cook
  • Warehouse Associate
  • Assistant Manager


  • High School Diploma

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