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Forklift Operator

Kelly Services
Van Buren, MI 48111
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Position: Forklift / Tugger Operator

Location: Van Buren Twp., MI

Shift: Monday-Saturday 4:30pm-3:30am (must be open to OT)

Pay: $15/hour (pay increase when hired direct / approx 90 days)


The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating a gas or electric powered forklift and/or tugger to move, stack, load and unload materials in and about a plant, warehouse, staging area, etc. Work may include using banding and shrink wrap machines, computer terminals or other electronic devices, such as barcode scanners, to track product as it is moved. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and may also be required to perform other duties as a Production Associate.

**ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:** To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

+ Offload inbound shipments safely and move to designated areas by use of forklift, pallet jack or other manual means. Efficiently stack and store the product as required by department.

+ Stock and rotate materials as necessary to maintain First In / First Out (FIFO) material flow.

+ Maintain a clean, neat and orderly work area.

+ Check materials received against bills of lading, purchase orders or other documents to verify accuracy of incoming shipments.

+ Identify objects, actions, and events that could be hazardous in the facility and report to your Manager.

+ Inspect and Initiate appropriate action when material received is damaged or defective.

+ Be able to communicate effectively and work with others.

+ Be able to lift 40 lbs.

+ Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse. Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety. Comply with OSHA, ISO and MSDS Standards

+ Good communication and decision-making skills.

+ Perform required daily inspections of Forklift and/or tugger, documenting using inspection log and any safety or mechanical problems to be communicated to supervisor or maintenance immediately.

+ Always stay aware of pedestrians and other vehicles. (Two-foot rule)

+ Assist in physical inventories

+ Be able to demonstrate reasonable flexibility, reliability and adaptability in the fluctuation of work schedules and workload.

+ Follow and adhere to all written policies and procedures.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Three to six months related experience and/or training or equivalent; combination of education and experience. Previous forklift experience preferred.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


+ Valid State Drivers License

+ Fork-lift certification (Piston Certification)


None are required.


+ Basic computer skills

+ Ability to communicate well with others

+ Basic math skills

+ Forklift certification

+ Valid Drivers License

+ Good Driving Record

+ Wear appropriate safety equipment as designated by the Materials Department

+ Perform work in a professional manner that reflects positively on the image of Piston Automotive

+ Team Oriented

+ Follow work instruction and procedures as defined by Piston Automotive

+ In order to transfer into the position an individual must have less than 5 attendance point

+ Analytical skills

+ Reliable work history


**Why Kelly** **** **?**

As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the 440,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.

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Posted: 2021-02-05 Expires: 2021-03-18

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