"Forklift Operator-Cooler"

Dean Foods Company Franklin, MA

Candidate will be cross trained in all Warehouse jobs

Second shift hours are 7:00 pm to 3: 00 am or finish.

Cooler - Employee will signs onto his hand held computer and he is assigned an order to pick. The Picker uses steel "milk hook" to drag cases along the floor. The Picker begins picking units and cases making stacks of six cases high on a floor conveyor. The Picker then must count the stacks and cases to verify order is picked correctly then the order is sent to the merge station and the Picker is assigned the next order. Picker washes the pick lines with a hose and cleans up any dumped product. Picker also counts the product and makes inventory adjustments on the hand held computer.

Bossy - Candidate need to be able to read load sheets and verify order for accuracy. Push and pull bossy cart with products to the truck. Learn to operate and maneuver the various cart loaders.

Case Return- Unload empty cases from trucks with a milk hook. Remove bossy cars from trailers to the washing area. The empty trailer is clean with a pressure washer Scan returned product for inventory.

The Forklift Operator - is responsible for driving gasoline, liquefied gas, or electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices, such as forklift, boom, scoop, lift beam and swivel-hook, fork-grapple, clamps, elevating platform, or trailer hitch, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials in a warehouse, storage yard, or factory.

- Duties may include any number of the following: Loading and unloading products in trailers. Distributing pallets of product from the palletizer to distribution trailers and staging areas. Stage materials for production.

- Move product materials within facility (plant and/or cooler). Receive materials for warehouse storage

- Supplies packaging material, cartons and hulls to line as needed

- Maintain pallet supply for palletizer

- Rotate packaging and ingredients using FIFO (First In - First Out)

Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.

· Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

· Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.

Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.

Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

- High School Diploma or GED preferred.

- One to two years related experience and/or training; or, equivalent combination of education and experience

- Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

- Minimum 2 years recent experience operating a forklift in a high efficiency environment.

- Forklift Operator Certification required

- Must be able to pass a written and driving fork lift skills test

- Must be able to sit and/or stand and drive for virtually the entire shift.

- Experience within the food and beverage industry preferred.

- Must be able to work in an environment where temperature is maintained at 35-40 degrees Fahrenheit.

- Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.

- Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

- Effective verbal and written communication skills.

- Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

- Must be able to pass all medical exams, drug and background checks (including criminal).

Dean Foods Company is an Equal Opportunity employer M/F/Veteran/Disability

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local laws.