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UFP Industries, Inc. Forklift Operator in Bonner-West Riverside, Montana


Forklift Operator I is responsible for the movement of material from inventory to production and back to inventory. Maintains correct paperwork and production records as required. Works under immediate supervision; relies on specific direction and instructions.

Provides production departments with material from inventory according to production schedule

Moves material in process from one station to another (if necessary)

Bands, wraps and/or packs finished goods, and labels material

Moves finished goods from production area to finished goods inventory (yard or warehouse)

Assist production with bottle necks and other material needs

Provides general preventive maintenance on equipment

Completes pre-shift/startup equipment checklist and reports any problems or concerns

Maintains rough material and finished goods inventory yard organized and clean

Completes production records as required

Follows forklift rules and policies as described by Company policy

Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings

Performs other duties as required


Minimum 9th grade basic education; High school diploma/GED preferred but not required

No minimum experience is required; however, forklift driving experienced is preferred

Working knowledge of basic math and inventory techniques

Successfully complete Forklift Driver licensing process

Must be at least 18 years of age

Skills and abilities

Ability to work in a safe manner

Ability to recognize size/grade/quality of material

Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions

Demonstrate ability to stack material properly

Ability to pay attention to surroundings

Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions

Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English; ability read and write basic English

Ability to frequently get on and off a forklift, to withstand operations in rough surfaces, to work in a wide range of weather condition, and operate a forklift for extended periods of time

Demonstrate eye-hand coordination

Ability to work under immediate supervision

Ability to pass a drug test

Ability to work hours mandated by management


Safety conscious

Team player and goal oriented

Leads by example and positive attitude

Participates in Safety and CI programs

Punctual and reliable

Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results

Universal Forest Products and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.