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Dart Container Forklift Operator in Thomaston, Georgia

Forklift Operator

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Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Thomaston, GA, US

Company: Dart Container

Primarily responsible for moving raw materials and/or finished goods through the plant or warehouse using a Powered Industrial Truck (PIT).

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements.

  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards

  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)

  • Operates gas or electric powered forklift or clamp truck to move, stack, load or unload materials, parts, finished goods

  • Understand customer requirements and decide how to select and load storage areas

  • Stack product in a uniform and damage free condition

  • Coordinate with other departments as needed to ensure proper inventory management

  • May be responsible for one or more of the following:

  • handling customer freight

  • stocking, collecting, retrieving and delivering material and goods

  • transporting large paper, printed, slit rolls, or other large material items

  • loading and unloading trucks or railcar, whether manually or using a PIT

  • logging the movement of incoming and outgoing materials and goods

  • performing general maintenance of the forklift, logging sheets and reporting mechanical problems

  • analyzing available space for materials and reposition materials as needed

  • maintaining inventory record accuracy

  • performing other routine duties such as assisting in clearing jams, palletizing cases, wrapping pallets, etc.

    Core Skills and Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Six (6) months relevant experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) license

  • Ability to demonstrate basic math calculations and dimensional counting skills

  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues

    Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience operating a clamp truck

    Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

    Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

    Dart Container is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

    *THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

    Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

    If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.