• Forklift Operator- 2nd Shift

    Job Locations US-CA-Sun Valley
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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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