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Forklift Operator

Company: Western Forest Products US LLC
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description YOUR CAREER Are you looking for a career and not ---just a job---? Then this could be the right place for you We are hiring for Forklift Operators at our Fruit Valley Manufacturing Operations located just outside the Port of Vancouver, WA. We offer o pportunities for growth , a long-term career, an energetic team-oriented environment , and most importantly a safe workplace . If you---re the type of person who likes to come to work, breathe the fresh air, learn new skills, and go home feeling like you---ve accomplished something, then this could be a great fit for you. Our total rewards offering includes: Hourly rate starting at $21.64 Dental and Medical Benefits; we pay 100% of the employee premiums for the core benefits plan 401(k) retirement savings plan Shifts: Swing shift: Monday-Thursday, 5pm-3am (training will start on the day shift (6am-4pm) until the swing shift starts later this year). $2500 Hiring Bonus Available. Conditions apply, more information upon application RESPONSIBILITIES Unstack and transport units of rough lumber to be staged at the production line and load staged units onto the production line Transport finished lumber units from the production line to the shipping yard Safely and efficiently load, unload and build outgoing loads of lumber into storage facilities, onto semi-trailer trucks and rail cars, securing all outgoing loads in appropriate and safe stacking method. In some locations, automated loading systems are also utilized. Coordinate load pulling and loading to ensuring all orders are prepared, loaded for drivers and verified. Prepare and transport internally used wood products Assist with loading/unloading of trucks as well as assisting with packaging process, doing quality checks on finished packages. Dump waste bins into larger dumpsters and waste conveyers Complete daily preventative maintenance checklists and wash and fuel forklifts as needed. Perform auxiliary tasks such as using plow attachment to move debris Communicate with other operators and supervisors via radio regarding issues and/or adjustments that need to be made Generates a daily list of materials and lumber replenishment, verifying quantities needed and reporting damaged products to Supervisor. Safely operate banding equipment, saws and other necessary facility equipment. Ensure staging areas, loading docks and bays are clean and clear of any materials, lumber or obstacles. Receive and organize incoming lumber, in a timely and efficient manner completing all verification paperwork, system receipt entries and material distribution into the appropriate bins and storage locations/areas within same business day. Participate and support Inventory and Inventory Control activities, maintaining organized warehouse and yard as well as counting and preparation work for inventories. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRED SKILLS 3-4 years--- experience operating a Forklift in a high production, high quality manufacturing environment and preferred Forklift Certified Demonstrated technical knowledge of Forklift and maintenance Physical ability to lift 50 pounds and the ability to move, bend, twist and use staircases Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and lead others Demonstrated experience utilizing safe work practices in a manufacturing or industrial setting WESTERN OVERVIEW Western Forest Products is a leading forest products company that manufactures high-quality wood products and sustainably manages forests. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with operations in the coastal region of B.C. and Washington State, Western meets the needs of customers worldwide with a specialty wood products focus and diverse product offering. Our large investment in manufacturing and progressive approach to safe and sustainable forestry practices ensures the health and prosperity of our business, forests and communities for generations to come. At Western Forest Products, we believe our most significant asset is our people. Investing in our people brings value and success to our business, ensuring a safe, engaged, productive and continuously improving workplace. We offer challenging opportunities working alongside the best in the industry to meet your career and professional development goals while providing competitive total rewards and recognition. We offer rewarding, impactful careers and we encourage all who share our goal of Defining a Higher Standard-- to apply.

Keywords: Western Forest Products US LLC, Vancouver , Forklift Operator, Professions , Vancouver, Washington

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