Forklift Operator / Lift Truck Operator - Hammond

Silgan Containers Corporation Hammond, IN
The forklift operators are required to operate any one of three forklifts as needed:to support of the production, shipping and recieving operations, including:

* Loading truck and moving materials throughout the plant, including shipping and receiving.

* Processing paperwork and documentation as required.

Job Requirements

* High School Diploma or G.E.D.

* Experience in a manufacturing facility with a minimum of six months forklift driving work experience.

* A current forklift driving certification; however, if not currently certified, the ability to demonstrate forklift driving exerience and pass the certification test.

* Flexibility to work varying shifts and overtime as needed.

Physical Requirements: Ability to kneel, stoop, crawl, squat and stand for extended periods of time while performing job duties. Ability to push, pull, bend, climb, walk, and lift on a continuous basis. Be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds overhead on an occasional basis. Possess excellent hand-eye coordination, adequate dexterity and strength in order to maintain and operate equipment. Ability to distinguish through the use of audio, visual, olfactory, and tactile senses when the equipment is properly operating.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

Silgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.

Silgan is a drug-free workplace.