Forklift Operator - 'New Pay Structures Starting at $17.31 Per Hour!'
Company: Graham Packaging
Posted on: January 11, 2022
Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable
packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging
is part of your everyday life. They're the kind of people you want
as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and
suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for
our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that's
inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better
Graham Packaging Company is looking for a Forklift Operator based
in Muskogee, OK.
Opening: 7:00 pm- 7:30 am Rotating Night Shift 36/48 Hour Work
Forklift Operators perform a combination of product handling and
lift truck operating duties to stack, transport, and store
work-in-process and finished goods. Supplies production lines with
efficient flow of materials - knockdowns and dividers - and moves
finished goods to warehouse. Complete line driver reports
accurately and legible showing locations and quantities of raw
materials used as well as quantities and locations where finished
goods were stored. Assist production line employees by relieving
them in breaks and lunchtime periods. The primary duties of a
Forklift Operator include:
Follow all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company
policies, procedures and recognized practices.
Perform a safety lift truck inspection and battery check and report
any equipment malfunctioning or damage to the Warehouse Manager or
Shift Supervisor. Change lift truck batteries and add water when
necessary; keep record of time batteries are changed. Fill out lift
truck status report.
Participate in continuous quality improvement projects and other
related activities as assigned.
Review daily production schedule with Shift Supervisor, brings
materials to the production lines when needed to execute schedule
and notify supervisor of any materials running low. Removes
finished goods from production lines, back to assigned warehouse
Provide accurate information of unloaded materials as well as
materials used or produced to warehouse personnel.
Remove, store, and unitize production scrap bales and informs
warehouse personnel when there is enough for a full load. Removes
excess corrugated from mezzanine and empties baler as required.
Takes full bales of cardboard scrap from baler to assigned location
in the warehouse.
Maintain accurate records of materials being used and produced, and
reports them in appropriate paperwork, back to warehouse
Remove finished goods and other materials in hold to assigned
location. Stores finished goods stacked neatly and in proper
height. Verifies that all finished goods removed from the
production area must have a product code tag.
Participate in physical inventory taking.
Keep each production line supplied with the proper knock down
cases, dividers, pallets and when each pallet is full take that
pallet to the warehouse for loading on the trailer; and takes
unused cases and dividers back to the warehouse to the proper
On limited production, may assist in stock-handler duties or load
trailers as needed.
Bring up hot glue cases to the mezzanine, brings color concentrate
to the lines, replaces cold glue tote, removes excess cases from
production floor, brings slip sheets to production floor, loads
storage racks with gaylords, set up rework, set up units of product
on hold for Q.C., relieves stock handlers, loads and unloads
corrugated trailers, identifies good corrugated from the bad and
Follow established forklift procedures and complete required safety
and maintenance checklists
Follow established procedures for damaged finished goods and raw
materials and report them on line driver report.
Communicate with supervisor regarding shift totals and machine
totals reports and with other lift truck operators regarding any
changes or problems that arise, including damaged materials,
damaged skids, or low inventories.
Complete written documentation as required.
Assist in relieving downstream teammates for breaks and
Use forklift to move pallets of finished product to stretch wrap
machines to stretch wrap them and to staging area after wrapping,
or to specify warehouse location. Completes finished goods report
Maintain supplies of corrugated and other packaging supplies at
Visually inspect all completed pallets of product for quality and
conformity to the packaging instructions to ensure quality at the
Limited travel may be required.
Minimum of 1 year forklift experience preferred.
Forklift Operators are required to interact with other managers,
employees, vendors, and customers. Therefore, the following skills
and proficiencies are also essential requirements of the
Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual
Computer usage and typing skills are essential.
Excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability
to effectively communicate with internal and external
Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while
maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer
Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to
completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed
routines, and standard accepted practices.
Communicates effectively: conveys facts and information clearly
both verbally and orally.
Collaborates well with others: proactively contributes to group
objectives; volunteers to help others.
Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation,
religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental
disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status,
veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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