what forklift driver jobs entail
As a forklift operator, you move materials from one place to another using special industrial tractors, lifts, and trucks. You work in a warehouse, dockyard, factory, construction site or wherever products or equipment are stored on pallets or stacked on industrial shelving and need to be moved. Often, you’re called upon to work extended hours or shifts, as manufacturing and delivery of products is often a ‘round the clock’ operation. Along with operating a forklift, you may be called upon to perform order filling and checker duties as well as monitor and maintain accurate inventory. Strong communications skills, accurate reporting and great reflexes serve you well in this role.
You’re required to use and wear proper safety gear and follow safety procedures at all times. Creating a safe workplace environment is an important part of your role. You report to a warehouse supervisor whose responsibility it is to fill orders and maintain organization of the warehouse or dockyard.