Forklift Operator
Nestle Purina - Mechanicsburg, PA

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To facilitate the movement of finished product through the distribution system while ensuring product integrity and superior customer service.

The Warehouse position consists of four different job responsibilities. Each job is listed separately. All Warehouse Team Members must obtain forktruck operator certification and follow all forktruck safety rules. All Warehouse Team Members must perform the daily OSHA required forktruck inspections.


a. Check planned production.

b. Verify product changeovers with Packing Utility.

c. Keep conveyor systems running and alert Packing Utility of issues.

d. Check product for date and suffix codes.

e. Notify Packing Utility when labeler or spinwrap machines are not working properly.

f. Identify product by UPC code.

g. Stack unit loads squarely by UPC throughout the warehouse.

h. Stack unit loads at the appropriate stack height.

i. Operate manual printer.

j. Load direct shipments when necessary.

k. Understand and operate all RF functions correctly.

l. Trouble shoot load integrity and handling issues.

m. Keep ULHS area and stripping stations clear of product.

n. Repair damaged loads as they are encountered and follow the warehouse sanitation policy.

o. Know how to operate the warehouse sweeper and warehouse scrubber.


a. Pre-plan each shipment to ensure weight distribution, load integrity, and that shipping instructions will be followed. Follow recommendations of Load Configurator system.

b. Understand the utilization of dock plates. Lock trailer with Dok-Loks or place chocks under trailer before loading or unloading.

c. Inspect trailer according to trailer inspection guidelines for holes in roof, nails in floor, etc.

d. Sweep trailer of all debris.

e. Load or unload trailers by weight, size, UPC, location, and trailer type completing the necessary paperwork.

f. Understand and operate all RF functions correctly.

g. When finished with trailer, return dock plate to original location, close dock door, unlock or unchock trailer, and hand completed paperwork into Warehouse Coordinator.

h. Assist linehaulers and case pick operators when necessary.

i. Follow the warehouse sanitation policy.

j. Know how to operate the warehouse sweeper and warehouse scrubber.


a. Replenish storage locations with unit loads from floor storage.

b. Pre-plan case pick to optimize product location, configuration, weight, and quantity.

c. Understand and operate all RF functions correctly.

d. Case pick product according to customer specifications, layering guidelines, product location, and product quantity.

e. Hand wrap, label, placard, and pre-stage all case pick by order number in the specified stage location.

f. Hand completed paperwork into Warehouse Coordinator.

g. Maintain case pick area organization.

h. Assist linehaulers and loaders when necessary.

i. Follow the warehouse sanitation policy.

j. Know how to operate the warehouse sweeper and warehouse scrubber.


a. Operate and inspect warehouse sweeper and warehouse scrubber.

b. Sweep out bins and pick up debris.

c. Mop sanitation lines.

d. Move and maintain organization of hold product.

e. Empty trash barrels and buggies.

f. Remove build-up from floors.

g. Dump salvage buggies in Processing or Packing when they are full.

h. Perform miscellaneous sanitation duties as assigned.

Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience: At least 2 years of Warehouse forktruck operation. Push/pull experience helpful.

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