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Position Title: Forklift Operator

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: [[cust_locationName]] 

Grade: [[cust_payGrade]] 

Requisition ID: 17058 



Job Summary

Drives electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices such as forklift, or clamps, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials to supply production lines with fresh, frozen, and dry raw materials.


Job Functions


Essential Functions:

  • Moves levers and presses pedals to drive trick and control movement of lifting apparatus.
  • Positions forks, or other lifting device under, over or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials and transports load to designated area.
  • Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device.
  • Records receiving of materials using a VMU, accurate recording of information is critical.
  • Weighs materials or product and records weight on production issue sheets.
  • Unloads/transloads trailers of supplies verifying count and condition.
  • Operates VMU, records receipts and responds to production demands.
  • Prepares, writes, reads and understands reports and daily paperwork completed by forklift operators.
  • Strictly adheres to FIFO when issuing inventory to production lines.
  • Delivers and receives items from storage freezer area.
  • Strictly adheres to all company and plant policies concerning safety, performing proper Lock-Out, Tag-Out procedures, using proper lifting techniques, wearing effectively all personal protective equipment (PPE) as required, proper walking/stepping and all other safety procedure related to your duties.
  • Adheres to all company and plant polices related to GMP’s and maintain warehouse in accordance with company and AIB standards.
  • Adheres to all company and plant policies, work rules and procedures.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is essential for meeting performance expectations of this position.
  • Other duties as assigned by Warehouse Foreperson.


Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and explosives. The noise level in the work environment requires hearing protection.


Job Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Required:
  • One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate in basic English and interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to read and interpret document such as Bills of Lading, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to operate a forklift within confined manufacturing and warehousing work space.


  • Preferred:
  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • One or more years of experience with Warehouse Management Information Systems, including additional knowledge of basic business processes and integration with information systems preferred.
  • Previous industrial forklift license from another manufacturing work environment.


    The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Physical Demand

Occasionally  (1-33%)

Frequently (31-66%)

Continuously (67-100%)









Reach above shoulders
































Climb and Balance









    The maximum percentage of weight required to be lifted each normal workday:

Amount of Time


Not required

Occasionally (1-33%)

Frequently (34-66%)

Continuously (67-100%)

Up to 10 lbs.





Up to 20 lbs.





Up to 30 lbs.





Up to 50 lbs.



X (with assistance)


Up to 75 lbs.


X (with assistance)




Maximum repetitive use of hands:

X         Simple grasping: amount of weight 10 lbs:  frequency 90% of time

X         Pushing and pulling: amount of weight 30 lbs:  frequency 25 % of time


  • Sensory Requirements

 Check all that apply and describe requirements:   Speech   Vision  Smell  X  Touch  Hearing


  • Special Hazards: 

Mechanical  Electrical  X  Chemical  Explosive   n/a  Radiation   n/a  Other

Describe the specific job duties that are affected by the special hazardous conditions selected above.

  • Mechanical: Moving equipment
  • Electrical, Chemical and Explosive: Changing forklift batteries



Smock, Gloves, Hairnet, Sleeves, Waterproof Suit, Ear Plugs, Protective Toe Shoes, Goggles (when needed)
 or as required by SDS.  Coat for temperature lows in seasonal weather.





McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
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Job Family: Supply Chain & Logistics; Manufacturing      
Division: [[division_obj]] 
Department: ​[[department_obj]] ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Nebraska : Grand Island 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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