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Forklift Operator

Company: Index Fresh
Location: Pharr
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Description
Summary/Objective
The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating material handling equipment for the purpose of moving, locating, relocating, stacking and counting merchandise. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the forklift and may also be required to perform other duties when needed to support the operation.
Essential Functions


  • Demonstrates an unwavering commitment to the Index Fresh values.
  • Operates forklift in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Stacks and moves merchandise in designated areas using a forklift, or other powered equipment.
  • Handles and stacks product in such a way to prevent damage to product and prevent unsafe and unstable loads.
  • Operates all equipment in a safe and efficient manner, observing and reporting potential areas of concern.
  • Reads customer orders, work orders, shipping orders, or requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed and/or shipped.
  • Utilizes RF units or hard copy reports to record the movement of product from the time it is received until it is shipped.
  • Assist with inventory and cycle counting.
  • Verifies distribution labels with order to be processed.
  • Completes proper reporting to process damaged and/or unsellable product.
  • Performs general housekeeping duties to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

    Position Requirements
    Job Requirements

    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
    • At least 3 years forklift experience and/or using warehouse distribution equipment
    • Good English, reading, writing and math skills required.
    • Ability to move a minimum of 50 pounds on a regular basis.
    • Ability to effectively operate RF units as well as perform data entry when necessary is required.
    • Ability to operate material handling equipment in a correct and safe fashion required.
    • Must be able to successfully pass in-house training program for powered material handling equipment operator's license.
    • Strong sense of urgency and personal accountability.
    • Detail oriented and organized.

      Work Environment

      • This job operates in a warehouse environment with varying facility conditions, including refrigeration.
      • The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

        Physical Demands
        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel (simple grasping and fine manipulation) and reaching with hands and arms.
        • Regularly required to turn/twist neck and torso and use foot to operate foot pedals while driving mobile equipment.
        • The employee is regularly required to stand and walk on level surfaces; bend, stoop, squat or kneel; reach above and below shoulder level;
        • Regularly involves talking, listening,
        • Regularly lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds.
        • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

          Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
          This is a full-time position; work hours vary depending on workload. Requires availability to work irregular or extended hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Regular attendance and punctuality is required.
          Travel
          No travel is expected for this position.
          Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Position Forklift Operator Location Index Fresh Texas - Pharr, TX About the Organization Established in 1914, Index Fresh, Inc. is a worldwide marketer and distributor of avocados, sourcing from all major growing regions around the globe. Index Fresh uses a hands on approach that places value in honesty, integrity and good old-fashioned common sense. We believe a handshake is as good as a contract and that consistency and reliability aren't merely important, they're required.
          Index Fresh has one goal and that's to be the most dependable avocado provider year-round. We are proud of our team of talented and energetic individuals with different backgrounds, experiences and abilities dedicated to this common purpose.
          We take pride in being a great place to work and we want to see you succeed in your career and your life. Our team members are rewarded for good work, and we offer a generous compensation package that, dependent on your employment status, may include bonus package, health insurance, paid vacations and an employer matched 401(k).

Keywords: Index Fresh, Pharr , Forklift Operator, Professions , Pharr, Texas

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