forklift operator resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
  • Manufacturing and warehouse procedures
  • Staging and sorting
  • Material inventory
  • Certified Pallet Jack Operator
  • Material handling
Forklift Operator, 06/2020 to 07/2020
ProampacGranite City, IL,
  • Completed routine post and pre-operation inspections of forklifts and other heavy equipment.
  • Inspected lifts before usage to prevent damage to goods being lifted.
  • Kept forklifts functional by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and performing preventive maintenance.
  • Checked inbound and outbound products, inspected for damage and recorded product code dates.
  • Conducted inventory transactions using scanner gun.
  • Organized warehouse inventory according to warehouse plan.
  • Scanned materials into and out of inventory using barcode tags.
  • Stored and retrieved materials according to first-in/first-out principle.
  • Operated with zero safety violations and consistently met deadlines for loading trailers.
  • Packed merchandise into boxes and containers to prepare for safe shipment.
  • Secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items.
  • Accurately received, stored and shipped products safely and efficiently.
  • Acted as spotter to alert forklift driver if products were slipping or falling.
  • Checked all packed cartons for correct shipping labels to promote efficient delivery.
  • Divided and sorted product shipments received using account information and shipping labels.
  • Examined empty pallets for damage and moved pallets to proper storage areas.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Moved goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Operated automatic compactor machines to process waste and prepare shipments.
  • Operated industrial vehicles and equipment to transport goods and materials, load and unload designated trailers and route trucks.
  • Pulled and prepared product for shipment to guarantee loads of exact quantity and product type.
  • Released sugar and wheat berries into hoppers with minimal waste.
  • Removed empty pallets, cardboard packing and strapping and deposited items in proper receptacles.
  • Removed incoming items from trucks and transported materials to staging area.
  • Transported materials to and from warehouses, production lines and packaging lines.
  • Collaborated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Complied with OSHA regulations, company policies and protocols to maintain safe and efficient operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices and company protocols.
  • Cleaned and removed debris from shipping and receiving sections to prevent accidents and keep areas clear.
  • Estimated weights, heights and centers of balance to make precise placements.
  • Followed duties outlined in daily inbound and outbound schedules.
  • Immediately reported any safety and quality issues to management.
  • Interpreted receiving sheets, computer printouts and both written and verbal instructions.
  • Swept warehouse floors and stored equipment to maintain neat and organized workspace.
  • Tagged unmarked merchandise with item number.
  • Completed all tally sheets, slot changes, shuttle transfers and other paperwork in timely manner.
  • Documented movements using computer tracking systems.
  • Evaluated items against documentation for accuracy.
  • Filled out inspection logs at beginning of each shift.
Mixer, 06/2019 to 09/2019
CargillAlbert Lea, MN,
  • Used brushes and scrapers to clean, sanitize and maintain mixing equipment.
  • Operated 4000lb paddle mixer safely by adhering to all manufacturer instructions and safety recommendations to avoid workplace accidents.
  • Pitched in to help with recipe setup during peak work periods or employee absences.
  • Assisted Leadman in ordering and inventory control of raw materials and cleaning equipment.
  • Identified machinery issues to report to Leadman for immediate resolution.
  • Completed all batch production documentation for submission to supervisor.
  • Safely transferred materials weighing over 3800 pounds between job sites.
  • Determined formulations and settings for batch manufacturing process of products.
  • Collected and tested product samples at different phases of production stage to achieve desired acid, soda, and salt levels.
  • Adjusted mixer speed and agitators based on daily work orders and amounts.
  • Closely monitored equipment functionality and kept detailed records of issues.
  • Organized and maintained sanitary standards.
  • Maintained work areas by removing trash and debris and sweeping up after each shift.
  • Tested ingredients and supplies and measured compliance with quality standards.
  • Inspected raw materials and mixing tools daily and reported issues or problems to supervisors, managers and other personnel.
  • Adhered to strict safety and QA standards.
  • Completed quality checks to keep equipment running at maximum efficiency.
  • Inspected, made repairs and cleaned all equipment after each shift to increase longevity and cut equipment costs.
  • Weighed and measured materials to meet customer requirements for production.
  • Measured, mixed and poured liquid and powdered ingredients specific to formulations for various products.
  • Controlled start-up and operating schedule for mixing equipment.
  • Safely and accurately mixed breads and cakes.
Line Worker, 12/2017 to 04/2019
Post HoldingsNorth Las Vegas, NV,
  • Used packaging machinery safely and according to manufacturer instructions to prevent workplace accidents.
  • Packaged finished products and prepared boxes, containers and pallets for shipment to distribution centers.
  • Packaged marshmallows using scales and double-checked package labels for accuracy to maintain customer satisfaction with orders.
  • Maintained excellent levels of workplace cleanliness around equipment to enhance safety and productivity.
  • Moved supplies, finished products and heavy machinery with help of forklifts and overhead cranes.
  • Reviewed finished products for quality and conformance to work orders, assigned grades and removed non-conforming pieces for recycling or correction.
  • Read and interpreted work orders and blueprints and operated according to production specifications to complete high-quality products fully compliant with established tolerances.
  • Assisted newly hired team members by explaining company procedures and safety requirements and delivered positive feedback upon job task completion.
  • Inspected production equipment, troubleshot problems and completed minor repairs to maintain functionality.
  • Rotated through series of 2 different stations each 30 minutes based on team needs.
  • Collaborated with team members to complete demanding projects under tight deadlines.
  • Quality checked components to determine conformance to specifications, disposing of any unacceptable parts.
Crew Member, 06/2017 to 12/2017
Marcus CorporationSun Prairie, WI,
  • Drove team success by completing assigned task quickly and accurately.
  • Identified unacceptable work or materials and independently corrected problems to keep operations on-target.
  • Organized and restocked work area and freezers with supplies to support operations and team productivity.
  • Protected food from spoilage by properly storing in freezer and refrigerator.
  • Stored food in designated areas following wrapping, dating, food safety and rotation procedures.
  • Utilized approved food recipes and production standards to monitor quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control.
  • Closely adhered to food safety and sanitation procedures established by company and regulatory agencies.
  • Followed recipes and customer request details to prepare high-quality, delicious meals.
  • Maintained order and cleanliness of work areas in conformance with health codes.
  • Upheld food safety standards at all times.
  • Verified compliance with all sanitation and safety requirements.
Education and Training
Certificate: Automotive Technology, Expected in 05/2018
Career Center of Southern Illinois - Red Bud, IL,
  • Skills U.S.A. Member
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2018
Chester High School - Chester Ill,

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School Attended

  • Career Center of Southern Illinois
  • Chester High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Mixer
  • Line Worker
  • Crew Member


  • Certificate
  • High School Diploma

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