• Forklift Operator

    Job Locations US-CT-Newington
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    11029
    Company
    Davidson Specialty Foods LLC
    Category
    Warehouse Operations
  • Company Overview

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    Davidson Specialty Foods is the largest specialty foods distributor in New England, carrying over 6,000 items in natural, organic, specialty, Kosher, and ethnic lines at their CT warehouse facility. Founded on the value of providing quality products at a level of service second to none, Davidson has been bringing value to their customers for over 36 years. Davidson Specialty Foods is one of the many companies within the C&S Family of Companies, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation.

     

    Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at Davidson Specialty Foods Co. Davidson Specialty Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

    Position Overview

    Forklift Operators are the movers and the shakers in the warehouse. Drop the product down, turn it around, put it away. It’s efficient, 10-hours-on-your-feet, grabbing-and going, lifting-and-stacking work. That’s how we get it done — with safety at the top of mind.

     

    Are you a pro at driving a stand-up forklift or reach truck? Do you love solving puzzles in your free time? Want the challenge of getting the pallet in just the right spot, sometimes 60 feet in the air? If so, we need you on our team.

     

    As a Forklift Operator, you will use a forklift to transport merchandise to, from, and within the warehouse to put away, drop down, and rotate full pallets of stock through the warehouse inventory reserve racks using a stand-up forklift.

    Responsibilities

    • Transport merchandise from receiving dock or reserve slots to proper location in the warehouse
    • Maintain accurate records of quantities, pack size and description
    • Stack cases and rotate merchandise
    • Slot material in designated storage areas
    • Pull material to deliver to production lines
    • Move finished product from production to designated storage area
    • Pull finished product from storage and load on trailers
    • Unload material from trailers
    • Complete purchase orders
    • Utilize necessary technology (e.g., voice, RF gun) to select product
    • Complete paperwork on transfer of material
    • Sweep floor slots
    • Change battery in forklift, when applicable
    • Complete inspection form on equipment operated
    • Date pallets with current date
    • Keep work area clean
    • Clean spills and re-work damage
    • Use case cutter to cut tops off cases
    • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • At least one year of experience on stand-up forklift or reach truck
    • Ability to stand/walk for up to a 10-hour shift
    • Must be able to lift objects weighing 20-80 lbs., occasionally lifting objects more than 90 lbs.
    • Twisting, bending, carrying, balancing, pushing, pulling, reaching, climbing, and stooping
    • Drive, motivation, and passion for providing excellent customer service
    • Ability to work in a variety of temperatures
    • Compliance with all company policies and procedures
    • Authorization to work in the United States or the ability to obtain the same
    • Successful completion of pre-employment drug testing and background check

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