Universal Forest Products Shipping & Receiving Forklift Operator in Gordon, Pennsylvania


  • Minimum 9th grade basic education; preferred High school diploma (GED) or equivalent.
  • Prefers 6 months to 1 year of experience driving a forklift or operating similar equipment.
  • Working knowledge of basic math and inventory techniques
  • Successfully complete Forklift Driver licensing process

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work in a safe manner
  • Ability to recognize size/grade/quality of material
  • Ability to estimate approximate weight of material
  • Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions
  • Demonstrate ability to stack material properly
  • Ability to pay attention to surroundings
  • Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions
  • Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English; ability read and write basic English
  • Ability to frequently get on and off a forklift, to withstand operations in rough surfaces, to work in a wide range of weather condition, and operate a forklift for extended periods of time.
  • Demonstrate eye-hand coordination
  • Ability to work under immediate supervision
  • Ability to pass a drug test
  • Ability to work hours mandated by management


  • Safety conscious
  • Team player and goal oriented
  • Leads by example and positive attitude
  • Participates in Safety and CI programs
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results

  • Loads and unloads trucks and rail cars

  • Moves material and other products from storage to work areas and vice versa are required.
  • Breaks packs to correct size and labels material before loading product on a truck or rail car
  • Provides general preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Completes pre-shift/startup equipment checklist and reports any problems or concerns.
  • Maintains yard organized and clean.
  • Completes paperwork are required.
  • Empty trash and wood hoppers.
  • Follows forklift rules and policies as described by Company policy.
  • Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings.
  • Performs other duties as required.

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