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Forklift Operator - Hiring Now!

Company: West Fraser
Location: Tyler
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Up to $1,500 Employee Referral Bonus West Fraser's Henderson Sawmill is hiring for forklift operators. The forklift operator will be considered an Operator Apprentice that is an entry-level role with the expectation that self-motivated individuals will advance into progressively skilled positions. The successful applicant will be allowed an appropriate amount of time to train for this job and must be willing to cross-train within any department. What you will do:

  • Monitor lumber movement
  • Move lumber through the process ensuring no lumber cross-ups
  • Clear jammed lumber as necessary
  • Assist others as necessary
  • Perform quality checks
  • Perform safety observations
  • Follow all Safe Work Procedures
  • Follow all Zero Energy State procedures
  • Utilize downtime or slow time to enhance the appearance and productivity of the department
  • Consistently operate this job at maximum process capabilities
  • Perform all job assignments in an effective and timely manner with minimal supervision
  • Operate forklift according to procedures
  • Monitor forklift and related area visually and via monitor screen.
  • Remove/straighten out cross-ups using pike pole or picaroon
  • Perform the following key phases of Basic Care routes:
  • Inspection of equipment
  • Servicing and minor adjustments to the equipment (when necessary)
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Assist maintenance with servicing of equipment
  • Cleaning of the equipment
  • Documentation and reporting of results
  • Daily greasing of necessary equipment and/or related equipment What you need to be successful:
    • Must have a high school diploma or a GED
    • Excellent safety record
    • Follow all safety criteria and to contribute the safety program
    • Follow all electrical safety standards
    • Willing to work any shift
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Excellent attendance record
    • Demonstrable mechanical aptitude
    • Possess or have demonstrated basic maintenance skills
    • Possess or have demonstrated the capability to troubleshoot issues and diagnose problems within the planer department and/or related equipment.
    • Possess or have demonstrated the capability to maintain or assist with maintaining forklift and/or related equipment.
    • Willing to assist maintenance with a forklift and/or related equipment-related issues occur during run time
    • Possess or have demonstrated the capability to perform preventative maintenance on forklift and/or related equipment.
    • Have demonstrated and/or capable to climb ladders and work in elevated workplaces
    • Capable of working in tight close spaces
    • Possess or have demonstrated the capability to operate forklift and/or related equipment efficiently at productive rates without assistance.
    • Perform all job assignments in an effective and timely manner with minimal supervision.
    • Possess or have demonstrated the capability to know and meet all quality specifications for forklift and/or related equipment.
    • Possess or have demonstrated the capability to make quality control checks and adjustments on a forklift and/or other related equipment.
    • Possess or have demonstrated the capability to be a qualified operator for forklift and/or related equipment.
    • Possess or have demonstrated the capability to keep the department clean and meet housekeeping standards.
    • Demonstrate ownership in the forklift and/or related equipment.
    • Willingness and ability to learn and use some basic computer-related operating skills
    • Willing to train others within the department and/or related equipment
    • Willing to cross-train on other equipment What will make you stand out:
      • Minimum of six (6) months in a manufacturing or industrial environment
      • Heavy Equipment Experience
      • Forklift Experience (large industrial lifts) With our highly competitive compensation package and outstanding benefits, you will get:
        • Benefits starting Day 1
        • Competitive starting pay
        • On-the-job training
        • A culture that strongly believes in promoting from within
        • Medical
        • Dental
        • 401k with company match
        • Life Insurance
        • Disability Insurance
        • Paid vacations and holidays Apply: If you are ready to build your career in a company that thrives on growth, a safe work environment, rewarding work, challenge, and opportunity, come build your career with us at West Fraser: We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please apply through our online application process as resumes will not be accepted at the site. No phone inquiries, please . Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check, a drug screen test, and a physical. West Fraser is a diversified wood products company producing lumber, OSB, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, and energy with over 60 facilities in Canada, the United States, and Europe. We are the largest lumber producer in North America, a leading global manufacturer of wood-based panels, and the world s largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB). We are a growing company, believe strongly in promoting from within, and pride ourselves on providing a challenging environment with continuous development. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company. We offer a competitive benefits package including, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, 401-k savings plans with company match, and vacation. West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company overall. We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that are reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, gender, national origin, or any other protected legal characteristic. West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D & Drug-Free Workplace Experience Required
          • forklift experience
          • 1 year(s): Manufacturing Experience Education Required
            • High School or better in General Studies or related fieldPreferred
              • GED or better

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