Forklift Operator

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Overview & Essential Job Functions

Position Summary:


The Forklift Operator - MRF is responsible for the safe operation of the forklift at a recycling facility or MRF. For the purpose of stacking baled material, loading of trailers, and emptying full containers throughout the facility in an efficient and safe manner.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform pre- and post-operation inspection of the equipment in accordance with Company policy to ensure windows, lights, mirrors are clean, and equipment is in proper operating condition 
  • Reports to shift supervisor for daily work assignments. 
  • Responsible for loading of trailers with baled material safely and efficiently. 
  • Responsible for organizing baled material in the warehouse. 
  • Coordinates with supervisor to empty full containers of recycled materials and trash bins throughout the day in and around the facility. 
  • Continuously monitor the condition of the equipment to ensure it is operationally ready at all times to minimize down time; 
  • Follow all required safety policies and procedures. 
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications & Environmental Demands

Required Qualifications:


  • High School diploma or GED. 
  • Minimum of 1 year of prior related experience in forklift operation. 
  • Minimum 1 year of prior experience working at sites regulated by OSHA.
  • Must be forklift certified. 
  • Good customer services skills to meet and exceed customer expectations.
  • Acts in a professional, courteous and cooperative manner toward customers and co-workers; works with a sense of honesty and trustworthiness. 
  • Good time management skills to ensure assigned responsibilities are completed in an efficient and safe manner. 
  • Good follow through ability; ability to adhere to work schedule and follows through on challenges as they arise. 
  • Ability to adhere to Company policies and rules set forth; promotes the Company's safety standards; does not take inappropriate risks. 
  • Maintains a feeling of pride in work; strives to achieve all goals.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bilingual English / Spanish


Physical/Environmental Demands:


  • Physical:
    • Standing, walking, sitting, seeing, hearing, & smelling continuously.
    • Problem solving, oral/written communication, analytical ability, concentration, & interpersonal abilities continuously.
    • Bending, reaching, stretching, foot (pedaling) and lifting ≤ 50 Lbs. frequently.
    • Eye/hand coordination, handling, & wrist motion continuously.
  • Environmental:
    • Exposure to dust, smoke, fumes, odors, grease, oil, chemicals, wet/hot conditions, & noise continuously.
    • Works outside & inside. 



  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefit package Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Career plan
  • Recognition programs
  • Professional development learning
  • An exceptional work environment

Athens will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and any other applicable state, federal or local laws. EEO/M/F/disability/veteran


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