Forklift Operator – 1st Shift

Reporting To: Warehouse Manager
Location: Hauppauge, NY


The Forklift Operator has the primary responsibility for operating a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack and count raw materials and finished goods. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Operate machinery in order to properly move, wrap and distribute goods throughout facility
  • Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage. Report any quality issues to management.
  • Stack skids or pallets in designated areas
  • Pull and prepare product for shipment
  • Move product from staging and/or storage areas
  • Properly document work performed in log books
  • Assist compression/encapsulation with inventory counting
  • Use company database to locate and transfer product to correct location as needed
  • Operate and maintain forklifts, electric jacks and pump jacks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Report any equipment issues to management
  • Maintain a valid forklift operator license
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Senior Management


Hours of Work: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Education and Experience:

  • High School or GED diploma a plus
  • Must hold a valid forklift operator license or be certified by CPC
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a forklift operator preferred

Skills and Abilities:

  • Pays attention to detail. Ability to follow instructions and work independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs a distance of 500 feet.
  • Physical effort may be required which includes prolonged standing, lifting, moving, or carrying heavy materials.
  • The operation of certain machinery requires eye, hand, and foot coordination.
  • The ability to identify, locate, and disburse product which requires reading, counting, and performing simple math calculations.

CPC is offering a starting hourly salary based on experience and references. This is a union position. Medical and all benefits are provided to union members by CPC through Local #22.

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