forklift operator resume example with 13+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Cooperative Forklift Operator with 11 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.

  • Freight Counts
  • Problem-Solving
  • Forklift Operator Certification
  • PPE Compliance
  • Equipment Inspections
  • Pallet Construction
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Warehouse Management Systems
  • Materials Handling
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Palletizing
  • Incident Reporting
  • Time Management
  • Forklift Operation
  • Good Depth Perception
  • Rate Control
  • Safe Moving Operations
  • Production Support
  • Pallet Disassembly and Assembly
  • Waste Prevention
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Scale Operation
  • Material Loading and Unloading
  • Load Inspection
  • Physical Strength and Stamina
  • Fast Reaction Time
  • Weight Documentation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Storage and Stacking
  • Quality Assurance
  • Problem Anticipation and Resolution
  • Delivery Information Verification
  • Skid, Platform and Car Emptying
  • Equipment Repair and Maintenance
Education and Training
EAST HIGH Memphis, TN, Expected in 05/2002 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ Expected in Associate of Arts : Business Administration And Management - GPA :
  • Licensed FORKLIFT OPERATOR - 11 + YRS
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  • Licensed SIT DOWN - 11+YRS
Kehe Food Distributors - Forklift Operator
Providence, RI, 06/2017 - 03/2023
  • Trained and supervised shipping department staff, enforcing company policies and industry best practices.
  • Inspected item packaging, labels and barcodes for accuracy.
  • Tracked shipments and promptly addressed delivery discrepancies and delays.
  • Compared shipment contents with paperwork to support inventory accuracy and records management.
  • Organized storage areas to maximize movement and minimize labor.
  • Prepared accurate shipping orders and bills of lading to direct and route materials.
  • Built relationships with shipping and logistics partners to secure better prices and prompt delivery times.
  • Coordinated documents and bills, managed payments and responded to inquiries.
  • Implemented cost-effective methods, carriers and routes to optimize shipping and receiving strategies.
  • Liaised between company managers, carriers and employees regarding business strategies and concerns.
  • Inspected and recorded incoming and outgoing orders for count, damage and dates.
  • Unpacked and examined incoming shipments to confirm consistency with records and routed materials to appropriate department.
  • Examined shipment contents and compare with manifests, invoices or orders to verify accuracy.
  • Operated lift and hand trucks to transfer materials to and from target areas.
Kehe Food Distributors - Forklift Operator
Raleigh, NC, 08/2015 - 06/2017
  • Fulfilled orders quickly to accomplish challenging daily objectives.
  • Selected products and items from shelves and pallets for customer orders.
  • Picked products from designated locations using various tools and transferred to appropriate areas for further processing.
  • Picked up heavy objects using proper lifting techniques to avoid personal injuries.
  • Cleaned and organized aisles, work stations and floors to promote operational productivity.
  • Used RF scanner to load totes, pallets and carts onto trucks for customer delivery.
  • Operated warehouse equipment with caution and according to manufacturer instructions to reduce risk of accidents and malfunctions.
  • Confirmed items picked for orders by keying codes into system.
  • Achieved productivity and accuracy standards to meet company guidelines.
  • Labeled boxes and placed in outbound collection areas.
  • Read orders to ascertain catalog numbers, sizes and quantities of merchandise.
  • Limited damage to products and orders by using care when choosing items.
  • Completed shipping paperwork, attached appropriate labels and scanned barcodes for tracking.
  • Carried or transported orders to shipping locations or delivery platforms with material handling equipment.
  • Packaged fragile items with protective padding to prevent damages during shipments.
  • Operated forklift and pallet jack to transport heavy loads.
  • Demonstrated great teamwork skills with staff members involved in production and transport.
  • Kept work areas clean, neat and organized for optimal productivity and worker safety.
  • Read orders to obtain item numbers and located merchandise in bins or on shelves.
  • Placed products on conveyors for final wrapping and shipment.
  • Read orders to verify attributes and quantities of merchandise.
  • Printed accurate labels and applied to boxes, crates and containers prior to shipment.
  • Packaged items with appropriate materials to prevent damage during shipping.
  • Packed products into designated boxes, taking care to protect items from damage or shifting during transport.
  • Received and counted stock items, recording data manually or on computer for inventory purposes.
  • Inspected merchandise for wear or defects, disposing of damaged items as instructed by supervisors.
  • Packed and unpacked items, checking breakables before stocking on shelves.
  • Stocked shelves, racks and bins with new or transferred merchandise.
Technicolor - Forklift Operator /Team Lead
City, STATE, 02/2010 - 08/2015
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Moved freight, stock and other materials to and from storage and production areas and loading docks.
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies.
  • Communicated with supervisor and other warehouse staff to coordinate work.
  • Unloaded incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Inspected lifts before use to prevent damage to goods.
  • Transported material to correct locations and documented inventory changes.
  • Used handheld scanners for warehouse management system compliance.
  • Packaged, labeled and tagged goods before transfer.
  • Checked shipments for damaged or incorrect items.
  • Reported safety and quality issues to management.
  • Tied and secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items.
  • Operated power material handling equipment to accurately select and palletize loads.
  • Prepared finished stock for shipment by identifying, pulling and packing product.
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash.
  • Tracked materials moved for stocking purposes and to complete logs for management.
  • Loaded, unloaded, transported and stacked materials through careful operation of various warehouse equipment.
  • Relocated goods from dock area to appropriate storage locations.
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries.
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Drove gasoline- or electric-powered vehicles to transport materials between loading, processing and storage areas.
  • Moved levers or controls of lifting devices to load, unload or stack material.
  • Positioned lifting devices around loaded pallets, skids and boxes to secure materials for transport to designated areas.
  • Positioned lifting devices to secure material or products for transport to designated areas.
  • Noted and recorded receipt of materials on drivers' paperwork.

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School Attended

  • Grand Canyon University

Job Titles Held:

  • Forklift Operator
  • Forklift Operator
  • Forklift Operator /Team Lead


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Arts

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