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Forklift Operator

Company: Pratt Industries
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Forklift Operator

Hourly rate starting at $19.84

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance


    • High school or equivalent (Required)
    • Experience as a forklift operator


      Moving various sized units and or products from various sources to the next staging area. Responsible for maintaining accurate records as to the location of the each unit moved. Responsible for performing basic equipment maintenance and general housekeeping duties. Assist general operations when needed.


      Must be very safety conscious.

      Two years forklift operation preferred.

      Experience with "scanner" or "barcode" warehouse management inventory systems preferred. Must have the ability to maintain and or identify equipment maintenance needs.

      Multi-task, interpersonal communication, problem solving, tape measure, and time management skills are needed.

      Must be able to function in extreme temperatures and must be available for weekend work schedules.

      Must be forklift certified.


      Able to read and follow instructions on factory masters.


      Able to read a tape measure with speed and accuracy.

      Able to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, measurement, volume and rate. Able to apply concepts of high school math.


      Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or graphic form.

      Ability to deal with problems involving one or more concrete variables in standardized situations.


      The individual must have a working knowledge of the following:

      Equipment design and capabilities that can be translated into efficient operation.

      Product layouts and production specifications

      Product quality specifications

      Quality standards


      Will be required to maintain a current Lift Truck Operator License.


      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


      The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


      Additional Information

      Pratt is America's 5th largest corrugated packaging company and the world's largest, privately-held producer of 100% recycled containerboard, with more than 9000 highly-skilled, green-collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Pratt was founded in the USA more than 30 years ago and, since then, has shown dramatic growth with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than 27 states.

      EEOC Statement

      Pratt Industries provides equal employment [and affirmative action] opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Keywords: Pratt Industries, Kansas City , Forklift Operator, Professions , Kansas City, Kansas

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