Fork Lift Operator – Elgin, IL

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The Fork Lift Operator reports to the LOGISTEED-America, Inc. Operation Supervisor.

This role will primarily require the ability to perform an array of functions that may include with the use of manual and/or motorized power equipment receiving and processing incoming stock and materials, picking and filling orders from stock, packing and shipping orders, organizing and retrieving stock in the warehouse including but not limited to: 

  • The successful candidate in this position will possess skills and experience which include knowledge of warehouse logistics, forklift operations, industrial power equipment operations and basic office and customer service skills. 
  • This position requires excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task along with the knowledge to produce accurate workflow in a fast-paced, high-pressure freight forwarding operations and warehouse environment while positively contributing to the success of the team.  
  • Maintain inventory accuracy by established target inventory discrepancy ratio
  • Safely store freight and product in an organized and orderly fashion
  • Identify, document and immediately report damage to freight, product, vehicles or facilities to management and/or supervision
  • Maintains inventory by identifying, labeling, and placing materials and supplies in stock; recording location of inventory.
  • Read and comprehend SOP’s, work instructions, email and documents; measure and count accurately; write legibly
  • Follow established procedures and meet or exceed safety, quality and productivity standards
  • Making sure to process paperwork, handle the items correctly when load/unload the items from containers and trailers. 
  • Ability to use scan guns.


  • Ethical with sound business judgement
  • Possesses a passion to help team members 
  • Strong customer relations 
  • Detail-oriented
  • Reliable, follows through on commitments
  • Strong process and planning orientation
  • Goal-oriented, task driven
  • Enjoys being part of a team as well as leading one
  • Balances team’s needs with goals of organization
  • Outstanding written, verbal, presentation and organization communication skills

Essential Duties & Functional Responsibilities Required

 Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions 


  • Meets attendance & punctuality standards   
  • Read and comprehend SOP’s, work instructions, and documents; measure and count accurately; write legibly
  • Follow established procedures and meet or exceed safety, quality and productivity standards
  • Safely load / unload trucks, trailers and ocean containers
  • Identify, document and immediately report damage to freight, product, vehicles or facilities to management and/or supervision
  • Accurately weigh, measure and document export freight shipments
  • Safely store freight and product in an organized and orderly fashion
  • Accurate inventory control and cycle counting if part of Inventory Team
  • Inspect and re-package freight and individual parts per customer specifications  
  • Continuously review condition of work areas and suggest / implement corrective actions and improvements 
  • Retrieve bill of ladings, shippers and master labels from the trailer and verify parts match
  • Ability to identify, document, and report damage to parts and trailers to supervision 
  • Ability to work in fast paced warehouse environment around moving powered industrial equipment
  • Coordinate with Office Clerk to dock trailers, unload shipments, and ship products by loading trucks.
  • Sort offloaded materials, package them onto secure pallets, lift them onto racks, and document their warehouse locations
  • Re-stock inventory manually or with warehouse equipment
  • Re-ensure orders are properly wrapped/packed/processed before loading onto trucks
  • Documents product shipment by recording units shipped.
  • Re-package, re-palletize, crate and uncrate freight as directed
  • Accurately and efficiently pick and pull orders
  • Locates materials and supplies by pulling and verifying materials and supplies listed on production orders and processes.


  • Ability to use radio (if applicable) to coordinate trailer movements with switcher to designated docks
  • Communicate both orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner 


  • Performing tasks safely 
  • Ensuring area housekeeping requirements are met
  • Abiding by all Federal. State, Local safety regulations and  OSHA rules and LOGISTEED-America, Inc. safety practices
  • Work safely and efficiently in a fast-paced warehouse environment around moving powered industrial equipment, trucks, vehicles and pedestrians
  • Maintain a safe, secure, clean and orderly warehouse
  • Conduct and document daily forklift checks, safety checks and inspections
  • Safely operate forklifts and other types of materials handling equipment


  • Assisted in onboarding, training, and mentoring new warehouse forklift drivers on pallet jacks, and counterbalanced forklift trucks. 
  • Participate in application of LUS policies and procedures including but not limited Attendance and Punctuality policy, progressive corrective action, and other.


  • Perform other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor
  • Meet established procedures and productivity, safety and quality standards
  • Must be able to read, write and count
  • Ability to work independently and in support of the team
  • Ability to review work area and determine requirements.
  • Ability to perform other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor 
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. 
  • Ability to travel if needed for business necessity[SR1]  
  • Should be available on a rotating basis for holiday, night and weekend shifts to meet required customer/business needs.
  • Work independently as well as professionally with all support team members, customers and service providers
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Lead Supervisor or Manager

Non -Essential Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Strategic Thinking
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Organized / ability to prioritize
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Multi-tasking with conflicting priorities

 Supervisory Responsibility  

  • Not applicable

Preferred Qualifications, Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities and Working Conditions

Previous Work Experience

  • Minimum of 6 months continuous work experience
  • Warehouse/Distribution/Manufacturing/Logistics work experience 
  • Previous experience using Industrial Power Equipment, including Fork Lift, Pallet Jacks, Lifts, etc. preferred

 Education and Certifications  

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel – preferred
  • Equivalent work experience will be considered
  • Two plus years of verifiable experience safely operating sit-down and stand-up forklift preferred and/or the ability to become certified                                 

 Experience Requirements and Preferences  

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Requires flexibility and understanding that all staff may be required to perform duties outside their normal area of expertise to meet the mission and goal of the warehouse
  • Experience handling oversize / heavy freight (5,000 lbs. – 20,000 lbs.) is a plus
  • Must be able to read and comprehend, write legibly and count accurately
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of 5S and Lean Concepts
  • Experience with WMS (Warehouse Management Systems) is a plus
  • Ability to input and retrieve computer/technical/scanner data are a must
  • Ability to respond to situations in a prompt and professional manner
  • Fluency in English
  • Must pass drug and criminal background check

Additional Eligibility Qualifications  

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret pick/selection/put-away orders 
  • Ability to respond effectively to time sensitive work orders
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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 required to stand, walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, bend crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.[TM2] 


Eighty-five percent of work time may be spent in various warehouse or other locations where the environment is not climate controlled (hot and cold seasonally).

LOGISTEED-America, Inc. is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION – The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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