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Forklift Operator

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world. Committed to innovation and sustainability, Hilmar Cheese Company, and our division, Hilmar Ingredients, serves customers in more than 50 countries. State-of-the art production facilities in California and Texas convert an abundance of high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose.

A Typical Day

The Forklift Operator is Responsible for daily production put away, order staging, outbound truck inspection and loading of finished product.

Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the up keep and sanitation of the warehouse
  • Responsible for accurate inventory movement/handling
  • Must maintain good communication with logistics dispatcher, warehouse supervisor(s) and truck drivers
  • Thoroughly inspect outbound trucks to ensure they meet HCC’s standards prior to loading
  • Inspect all product while staging and loading as to be in compliance with HCC and customers’ quality standards
  • Maintain accurate paperwork
  • Understand all load requirements as set by the order
  • Maintain all shipping/dock records
  • Follow all shipping and loading instructions
  • Must be able operate all equipment safely and efficiently
  • Complete annual OSHA Regulatory training and Company safety program training.
  • Complete annual OSHA regulatory safety training.
  • Complete annual  Food Safety overview training 
  • Active participation and ownership in your training and development program and associated activities, classes and events, which will be held before, during, after shifts and during scheduled days off. 
  • Help coach and train teammates and participate in on the job, buddy training.
  • Place high priority on food safety and sanitation by understanding and executing HCC’s food safety and sanitation policies and procedures.
  • Hold self and others accountable to HCC’s food safety & sanitation guidelines and policies by communicating any food safety incident, observation, or opportunity to your leadership team or teammates. 
  • Participate in food safety and sanitation root cause analysis and improvement activities when required. 
  • Prioritize safety above all other job duties by having a safety first approach at all times.
  • Report any safety issues, observations, opportunities to your teams and follow up. 
What You Will Need
  • English skills must be proficient to understand, read, write and speak English 
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts (days/Swings/graveyard). Pass a pre-employment assessment test.
  • Ability to lift 45lbs
  • Pass the level 2 Post Offer Employment Testing (POET).
What Will Put You Ahead
  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Software such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience operating forklift or heavy equipment
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to:

  • Stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Stand and walk almost the entire workday.
  • Employees must be physically capable of working in any of the job tasks within thei respective areas.
  • Required to work at heights and in fairly small areas.
  • Pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, handling and grasping, twisting/turning, repetitive bending.
Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to the following: 

  • Exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, gases, or other irritating substances.
  • Exposure to solvents or chemicals.
  • Exposure to slippery walking surfaces: water.
  • Exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity depending on time of year.

Working surface is primarily concrete. Where standing is required, there are rubber mats which are one-half inch thick.

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.

 

This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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Nearest Major Market: Amarillo