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Forklift Operator - Flexible Shift - Russellville, KY



Multiple Shifts Available (Ability to work a mixture of 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Swing Shifts is preferred)


The Forklift Driver/Materiel Handler is responsible for completing various tasks as specified by the customer’s work direction, and general needs. Responsibilities can include, but are not limited to: maintaining safety and HR standards of conduct at all times; following written work instructions in a self-directed manner; completing daily inspection of the lift and equipment used and logging those inspections; operating forklift (various models) in a safe and efficient manner; meeting expectations for timeliness and accuracy; up-stacking and down-stacking large items; assisting other team members in various tasks as requested; completing dock inspections of final product; taking direction from Bluegrass management, as well as the customer; and, any other tasks requested by the customer or Bluegrass. Forklift Drivers report directly to team leaders, shift supervisors, or site supervisors/managers.

Requirements & Skills:

  • A minimum of 2 years of forklift experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong team player
  • Efficient communication skills
  • Ability to manage time and set priorities
  • Abide by Bluegrass’ Value Standards at all times
  • Follow processes and complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Possess and valid driver’s license (forklift certification will be provided)
  • Demonstrate a mechanical aptitude and reasonable amount of hand dexterity and visual acuity
  • Perform repetitive tasks in a standardized pattern
  • Quickly and accurately read printed labels
  • Identify, report and/or correct any potential safety hazards in the facility
  • Communicate suggestions for improvements in work processes
  • Work effectively with others (coworkers and customers) in a fast-paced team environment
  • Adaptable to change
  • Be available for overtime and local travel as business needs require

Physical Requirements:

Forklift Operators must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time (up to 12 hours) on unpadded floors and will occasionally be required to bend, reach overhead, crouch, kneel, push/pull and grasp. Additionally, Forklift Operators will occasionally be required to lift or carry up to 50 lbs. Eye/hand coordination is also require. Exposure to chemical hazards, electrical hazards, sharp objects/tools, noise and vibration are anticipated. Must be able to work without restrictions on bending, crouching, kneeling, or any other mobility. Some locations require working in various weather conditions.

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