JOB TITLE: Forklift Operator (Valued Added)
At FreshPoint, we're all about People. Passion. Produce! FreshPoint is North America's largest exclusively owned produce distributor. We purchase unique and seasonal products that support local farms and growers. But we're much more than just produce. As a Sysco owned company, we provide the benefits and resources of a fortune 100 enterprise with a real family feel.
Opportunity is knocking! At FreshPoint we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great meal - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies FreshPoint. FreshPoint is a leader in selling, marketing and distributing produce, dairy and other food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from the home.
Are you passionate?
If so, apply now for your fresh start with FreshPoint
The Forklift Operator is responsible for replenishing slots and storing product using automated lift-handling equipment. The Forklift Operator is also responsible for performing job in accordance with preferred work methods.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES & TASKS :
Inspects product being moved for damage, quality or deterioration of packing
Places product in proper location maintaining proper rotation and confirm through RF WMS system
Maintains the neatness and accuracy of assigned aisles
Inspects materials used in moving products in warehouse and correct or report any faulty equipment, i.e., pallets, forklifts, pallet jacks, WMS equipment, etc.
Removes any tape or shrink-wrap from pallets before placing in pick slot
Insures that assigned aisles are full and ready for selection/shipping
Reports to receiver any discrepancies in information immediately for notation on receiver worksheet
Keeps work area clean and free of damaged product
Replenishes slots in uniform manner as directed
Utilize fall protection equipment when appropriate
Conform to all safety rules and use all appropriate safety equipment
Properly maintains equipment that is assigned, and or signed for
Perform other duties as directed by Supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS: The minimum qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience needed to perform this job successfully.
6-months proficiently utilizing a stand-up forklift and riding pallet jack
1-year warehouse experience
Basic knowledge of produce preferred
Experience in replenishment, cycling of product, RF scanners and other returns related functions preferred
Must be able to work in a cold, wet environment for long periods of time
Must be able to lift 50lbs of boxes of produce
Must be able to stand for long periods of time
Must be able to stoop and bend frequently
Ability to operate warehouse equipment
Ability to select product onto floats and load product into trucks
While performing the duties of this job, an associate regularly works in climate controlled areas, such as coolers, freezers, the dock area, and the shipping & main offices.The work environment may include some congested traffic areas and slippery floors. Walking and working is done on both tile and concrete flooring.
Exciting promotions and opportunities to increase your income
Personal and career growth
Friendly and supportive work environment
A stable growing company
Medical, dental, vision, prescription plans
Life and Disability insurance coverage
401(k), Employee Stock Purchase, Employee Assistance programs
Pre-tax savings opportunities
Discounts and other perks that come with being a Sysco associate
Check out Syscobenefits.com/careers for more information
NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the associate in this job. The associate will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by his or her supervisor.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions and is subject to changes of business necessity.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
FreshPoint 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.