lift truck operator resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Organized Warehouse Supervisor brings 18 years of inventory and production management prowess illustrated through superior performance in warehouse roles. Ready to apply advanced knowledge of production methods, shipping logistics and inventory audits to maximize warehouse performance. Excellent trainer and mentor with great eye for detail and potential process improvements. Methodical Warehouse Supervisor accomplished in overseeing warehouse operations and delivering empowering team leadership. Advanced knowledge of shipping and receiving operations, purchasing management and workplace safety. Record of success in logistics and inventory control. Talented Warehouse Manager offering 18 years of leadership and expertise in overseeing training and performance of 30 employees. Accomplished in maintaining smooth warehouse operations through accurate recordkeeping, logistics management, planning and inter-departmental communications. Successful in remaining informed of customer demand and sales forecasts to maintain appropriate amount of product inventory.

  • Forklift certified
  • Team building
  • People skills
  • Data Management
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Decision-making
  • Organization
  • Flexible
  • Active listening
  • Training & Development
  • Shipping and receiving management
  • Certified forklift operator
  • Inventory replenishment
  • Material handling practices
  • Stock audits
  • OSHA compliance
  • Warehouse organization
  • Quality Assurance
  • Database documentation
  • Supplies inventory
  • Employee Team Supervision
  • Mentoring and training
  • Production Waste Control
  • Planning production
  • Customer care
  • Logistics
  • Safety standards
Education and Training
Coosa Valley Technical College Calhoun, GA, Expected in 08/2000 Associate of Applied Science : Business Supervisory And Management - GPA :
Gordon Central High School Calhoun, GA, Expected in 06/1992 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Association for Project Management (APM)
  • Licensed lift truck operator - 1993 to present
Lamb Weston Holdings Inc - Lift Truck Operator
Quincy, WA, 04/2019 - Current
  • Sorted, organized and stacked items in warehouse.
  • Transported offloaded inventory to proper storage area in warehouse.
  • Arranged items on pallets according to size and weight.
  • Collaborated with peers to complete tasks quickly.
  • Maintained equipment, documented condition and performed minor repairs.
  • Reported equipment malfunctions and coordinated repairs.
  • Relocated goods from dock area to appropriate storage locations.
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries.
  • Positioned lifting devices around loaded pallets, skids and boxes to secure materials for transport to designated areas.
  • Accurately measured and recorded product weight, dimensions or other production data for use in tag and label creation.
Anixter - Warehouse Supervisor
Auburn, WA, 03/2011 - 04/2019
  • Monitored daily shipping, handling and receiving to promote smooth operations within warehouse.
  • Complied with standards and protocol requirements regarding warehouse operations, shipping and receiving and material handling.
  • Established and maintained good relations with customers, vendors and transport companies.
  • Worked additional hours and shifts to meet tight deadlines during peak periods.
  • Supervised scheduling for freight and package shipments and managed return and transfer procedures.
  • Evaluated procedures, making corrections and changes to reduce safety issues and meet compliance.
  • Trained staff on material handling processes to reduce shipping times.
  • Generated warehouse shipping documents, packing lists and invoices.
  • Monitored processing equipment and machinery for proper start-up, operation and shut down.
  • Managed warehouse system updates to increase productivity and reduce errors.
  • Monitored equipment for signs of mechanical issues and organized repairs to maintain functionality.
  • Researched issues to address shipping errors and packaging mistakes.
  • Used logistics appointment scheduling software to track orders, provide updates and confirm deliveries.
  • Enforced strict safety procedures and protocols through successful management of warehouse team members.
  • Developed weekly schedules for warehouse employees.
  • Employed first-in first-out protocols to reduce waste.
  • Managed vendor relationships to support supply chain and maintain product quality.
Tech Air - Laminator Helper/Operator Technician
Ennis, TX, 08/2008 - 03/2011
  • Prepared machines to begin production cycles and properly adjusted settings.
  • Interpreted blueprints, schematics, and manuals.
  • Performed calibration on machines when needed.
  • Tested systems before and after installation to check pressure and flow.
  • Calculated heat factors for residential properties to determine installed geothermal heating and cooling systems.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
Evco Plastics - Production Supervisor
City, STATE, 08/1992 - 08/2008
  • Delegated tasks to employees and monitored accurate and timely completion of tasks to meet project milestones.
  • Monitored equipment, checked supplies and coordinated manpower to meet expected demand.
  • Established and updated production schedules to meet changing demands.
  • Conducted performance reviews to identify and rectify areas for skill improvement.
  • Reviewed individual employee performance to correct issues and enhance productivity.
  • Maintained top-notch quality control standards and eliminated downtime to maximize revenue.
  • Recommended and implemented measures to improve production methods and quality of products.
  • Issued work orders for repairs to plan maintenance of equipment, machinery and vehicles.
  • Promoted employee safety awareness based on understanding of regulatory mandates and organizational best practices.
  • Monitored staff training and output to meet compliance, productivity and revenue goals.
  • Provided input for performance reviews and identified areas for additional improvement.
  • Oversaw inventory and physical counts and performed periodic cycle counts to verify outgoing orders.
  • Monitored manufacturing variances to achieve quality improvement while resolving product process and equipment problems.
  • Planned production operations while establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing processes.
  • Set up, adjusted and maintained machines to operate at peak levels and meet challenging demands.
  • Achieved on-budget performance and production targets through management of teams and resources.
  • Performed pre-shift checks of equipment to identify problems and remove affected equipment for repair.
  • Participated in production design activities through delivery of specific components, spanning quote and contract proposals and technical requirements.
  • Supported safety programs to reduce and eliminate employee injuries.
  • Cultivated communication among senior managers and floor supervisors to encourage optimal productivity.
  • Coordinated production requirements with material handling and staffing functions.
  • Oversaw continuous improvement initiatives in Lean environment to drive gains in quality, flow and output.
  • Revamped positions and workflow based on individual abilities and production targets.
  • Decreased inventory and labor hours through strategic process changes.
  • Reviewed job specifications to properly set up machines.
  • Established procedures for verification of incoming and outgoing shipments to keep warehouse inventory current.
  • Consolidated suppliers to reduce inventory and increase profit margins.
English :
Full Professional
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Spanish :
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  • Created highly effective new work instructions that significantly impacted efficiency and improved operations.
  • Improved delivery of Flooring by developing better system improvements with IT, realizing overall increase in customer satisfaction and cost efficiency.
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.

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School Attended

  • Coosa Valley Technical College
  • Gordon Central High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Lift Truck Operator
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Laminator Helper/Operator Technician
  • Production Supervisor


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma

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