logistics forklift operator resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

I have 30 years+ experience in manufacturing with an equal amount of time hobby gardening, I have been a consistent employee that will show up for work and get the job done. I have a multiple decade track record of being able to balance life with a job and always showing up. I will learn everything I can and be an asset in the role of IPM Scout.

  • Materials Handling
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Teamwork and CollaborationCollaboration

I feel I can bring an enthusiastic attitude and consistent work attitude to assist AppHarvest in achieving their goal of bringing healthy substainable food to the United States and believe in the mission statement of this company and will do what's in my power to accomplish this, and where I need further instruction I will dive head long into attain that knowledge.

  • Problem-Solving
  • Incident Reporting
  • Warehouse Management Systems
  • Forklift Operator Certification
  • PPE Compliance
  • Time Management
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem Anticipation and Resolution
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Material Loading and Unloading
  • Quality Assurance
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Safe Moving Operations
  • Waste Prevention
  • Scale Operation
  • Storage and Stacking
  • Physical Strength and Stamina
  • Critical Thinking
  • OSHA Compliance
08/2022 to Current Logistics Forklift Operator General Electric | Harrisburg, PA,
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Packaged, labeled and tagged goods before transfer.
  • Used handheld scanners for warehouse management system compliance.
  • Accurately measured and recorded product weight, dimensions or other production data for use in tag and label creation.
  • Transported material to correct locations and documented inventory changes.
  • Tracked materials moved for stocking purposes and to complete logs for management.
  • Reported safety and quality issues to management.
  • Weighed materials or products to record data on tags or labels.
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash.
  • Noted and recorded receipt of materials on drivers' paperwork.
  • Moved levers or controls of lifting devices to load, unload or stack material.
  • Prepared finished stock for shipment by identifying, pulling and packing product.
  • Drove gasoline- or electric-powered vehicles to transport materials between loading, processing and storage areas.
  • Loaded, unloaded, transported and stacked materials through careful operation of various warehouse equipment.
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries.
  • Tied and secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items.
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies.
  • Checked shipments for damaged or incorrect items.
  • Unloaded incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Moved freight, stock and other materials to and from storage and production areas and loading docks.
  • Relocated goods from dock area to appropriate storage locations.
  • Positioned lifting devices around loaded pallets, skids and boxes to secure materials for transport to designated areas.
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Positioned lifting devices to secure material or products for transport to designated areas.
  • Visually assessed materials for conformance to quality standards and shipping orders, removing nonconforming products and reporting for further action.
  • Operated power material handling equipment to accurately select and palletize loads.
  • Inspected product load for accuracy to foster timely and complete delivery.
  • Estimated weights, heights and centers of balance to make precise placements.
  • Communicated with supervisor and other warehouse staff to coordinate work.
  • I have worked at 3 AppHarvest facilities in the past 6 months, Richmond, Somerset and my permanent position in Berea, I've have first hand experience with the cutting edge processes that AppHarvest is utilizing and will be able to use this knowledge to help AppHarvest grow and expand.
01/1990 to Current Self Educated Gardening Self | City, STATE,

I've been gardening for approximately 30 years, I'm fascinated with using natural remedies and processes to control pests and believe this is the correct path to a substainable future for the world. An example from my personal experience is purchasing preying mantis' to be used for pest management in my personal garden. I feel most contentment in my personal life dealing with and taking care of plants and hope to continue in my gardening knowledge evolution the rest of my life.

03/1993 to 08/2021 Lean Leader Trane Technologies | City, STATE,

As Lean Leader I was responsible for creating and updating several work flow and quality spreadsheets per day. I would make sure customer's needs were meet in timely manner while optimizing work flow to produce less waste and efficient use of stock. I communicated information from management to machine operators and checked work and did quality and safety checks. I was involved with several RIEs(Rapid Improvement Exercises) using 9 step processes and also TPM.

  • Monitored production line, watching for pile-ups or jams.
  • Looked through work orders to determine type and quantity of materials needed for each production batch.
  • Recommended process improvements to enhance operational safety and efficiency.
  • Reduced health and safety risks with strict adherence to safety protocols and PPE requirements.
  • Helped achieve team goals by rotating production lines and daily duties to meet demand.
  • Smoothed development cycle and increased team collaboration by implementing process improvements.
  • Calibrated machines to adhere to quality standards and maintain required productivity levels.
  • Used daily system logs to document production information, discussing issues with management.
  • Met or exceeded target for on-time customer shipments.
  • Used hand trucks and forklifts to unload, load and transport items.
  • Set up and operated production machinery according to specific standards and protocols of company.
  • Classified defects from finished orders for record tracking and statistics.
Education and Training
Expected in 2007 to to Data Entry Diploma | Data Entry Bluegrass Community Technology College , Lexington, KY, GPA:

When I completed course I could type approximately 70wpm and became knowledgeable with Excell and Access

Expected in to to | Computer Science Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY GPA:

I went to EKU from fall of 1988 till 1991 enrolled in the Computer Science field. I did not complete my degree do to tye beginning of my family. I feel the experience lead to a very logical mindset for me to problem solve even now 30 years later.

  • Major in Computer Science

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School Attended

  • Bluegrass Community Technology College
  • Eastern Kentucky University

Job Titles Held:

  • Logistics Forklift Operator
  • Self Educated Gardening
  • Lean Leader


  • Data Entry Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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