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Job Title


Forklift Operator


Company : ProTrans


Location : Eagle Pass, TX


Created : 2019-08-10


Job Type : Full Time


Job Description

SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday 10am-7pmSUMMARYThe Material Handler loads, unloads, and moves materials within or near center, cross dock, trailers, yard, or work site by performing the following duties.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES included the following.  Other duties may be assigned.Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved.Receives items for shipment, inspects visually for identity, quantity, and condition.  Checks for obvious damage and segregates items requiring special handling.Opens containers as directed by work instructions or supervisor.Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks and shelves by hand or with forklift or other handling equipment.Loads materials into carrier vehicles and installs strapping, bracing or logistic bars padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit.Completes receiving and shipping documents accurately and completely per ProTrans specifications with the scan gun.Counts, weights, and records number of units of materials moved or handled in PII System.Ensures proper identification.  Identifies all shipments by proper marking and labeling, including special handling instructions.Coordinates transportation requirements.  Coordinates any special handling problems.  Gathers data for preparing reports.Warehouses and stores inbound and outbound cargo awaiting processing and/or onward movement.  Stacks or assembles materials into bundles and bands bundles together as direct per work instructions.Lifts heavy objects by hand or with power hoist, and cleans work area, machines, and equipment.  Conducts safety and equipment checks daily.Operates machinery such as banding, taping, and sealing.Follows all safety procedures.  Actively works to improve individual and center safety record.Actively works for continuous quality improvement.Identifies and implements continual improvement initiatives to enhance the performance of the position, team, and company.QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEHigh School diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.REASONING ABILITYAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variable in standardized situations.COMPUTER SKILLSAble to use scanning equipment.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSForklift certification.OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIESAbility to read and write English is required.  Bilingual English/Spanish is desired.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for 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 required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and talk.  The employee must be able to use both feet and legs when operating a forklift as well as both hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.  Employees must be able to hear in order to perform their essential job functions.  Specific hearing abilities required by this job include the ability to hear other forklifts, individuals that may be nearby, and the common noises of the environment around them at all times.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.