Forklift Operator in Chicago, IL at Elite Staffing Inc.

Date Posted: 9/30/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Forklift Operator

The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count items throughout the bakery.

The Operator is accountable for the safe and ef?cient operation of the vehicle and may also be required to perform Order Filler and Checker duties.


  • Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations.
  • Ef?ciently stack and store the items in the appropriate areas.
  • Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage.
  • Report quality variances.
  • Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped. Perform picking duties in an ef?cient manner that meets customer service and GSB standards.
  • Ef?ciently move product from staging and/or storage areas into trailers.
  • Load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment.
  • Use radio frequency equipment for picking, receiving, put-away, and load functions, as required.
  • Maintain the facility’s equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.
  • On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment.
  • Operate all equipment in a safe and ef?cient manner following prescribed work methods.
  • Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained.
  • Assist in physical inventories.  
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area. Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse.
  • Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety.


  • Comply with OSHA and MSD Standards.
  • High School graduate or equivalence in training
  • Must have prior forklift experience, minimum of at least 1 to 2 years
  • Familiarity with material handling and radio frequency equipment is needed.
  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Understand, read and write.

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 is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear as defined below:

  • Standing for prolonged periods while loading or unloading trucks.
  • Stooping, bending and crouching on a regular basis to do tasks.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.

3rd shift  
Temporary to hire
Chicago, IL 60632

Elite Staffing, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our policy of equal employment opportunity is to recruit, hire, train and promote persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, handicap or any other protected status.