Forklift Operator

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/21/2021 9:30 AM)
Requisition ID
2021-2969
# of Openings
3
Job Locations
US-OH-Columbus
Category
Warehousing

About Us

T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC), is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Our retail brands include Marzetti®, New York Bakery™, Sister Schubert’s®, Reames®, Flatout®, Angelic Bakehouse®, and Bantam Bagels®, in addition to exclusive license agreements for Olive Garden® dressings, Chick-fil-A® sauces and Buffalo Wild Wings® sauces. Our foodservice business supplies many of the top restaurant chains in the United States.

 

At T. Marzetti, our mission is to be The Better Food Company: Better people, that make better products, in a better corporate culture, that work in unison to make the world a better place. Led by our purpose, To Nourish Growth with All that We Do, our more than 3,000 team members are dedicated to innovative and quality products as well as superior service and value for our customers.

Overview

Sign-on Bonus of $1,000 & Starting Pay of $22.94/Hour!

 

Responsible for operating industrial equipment and forklift trucks to perform all material handling assignments.  Identify and transport material to and from storage areas, machines, and loading docks, into trailers.  Works in a freezer environment, and cold environment clothing is provided.  This is a 2nd shift position. 

Responsibilities

  • Performs operation and safety checks on equipment before use.
  • Familiarizes self with productive capacity of machines or loading schedule of shipping services to assure prompt delivery of required items to proper destination, so that equipment does not shut down.
  • Uses snips to open loads, removes strapping and wrapping and safely disposes in designated containers and areas. Places protective materials around load and uses hand or automatic strapping equipment to secure loads for final shipment to customers.
  • Removes empty skids and stacks skids in designated areas.
  • Proceeds safely to assigned area to pull, load, and move merchandise and all documents specific to each type of merchandise.
  • Completes cleaning duties at the end of designated shift
  • Completes safety check on equipment prior to usage including but not limited to battery, brakes, lift controls, and computer.
  • Moves or lifts up to 75 lbs.
  • Required to operate labeling equipment when needed
  • Required to operate heavy machinery such as forklifts etc.
  • Employees shall follow all GMP & Food safety requirements
  • Perform other duties as required or directed.
  • Must be able to meet production standards of quota required

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with warehouse and/or distribution facility.
  • Team player.
  • Able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Basic knowledge of computer functions on a keyboard.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Previous job experience as a forklift operator preferred.
  • Experience in the distribution industry a plus.

Working Conditions/Environment

This position requires good hand/eye coordination and motor functions for computer keyboards, driving forklifts etc. This position requires standing - 98% of shift, lifting/bending - 50%, working in 35 environment - 75 % and walking - 25% of shift. The individual that possesses this position must have basic reading, writing and mathematics skills. Must be able to lift/pick 2375 cases per shift (average weight 15 lbs. per case). Position requires a high degree of attention to prevent injuries to others. Must be able to work in freezer environment.  The above job description is not intended to be an all- inclusive list of the essential functions of the job described. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job and its requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to reassign and/or add duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Cultivate Your Career

At T. Marzetti, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect for everyone. We strongly encourage veterans, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, we will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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