Forklift Operator – 2nd Shift

Merrick Pet Care Hereford, TX
Reports to: Warehouse Manager

Location: Hereford, Texas

At Merrick, we don't just make pet food. We make the Best Food Ever. Founded in 1988, Texas-based Merrick PetCare is a leader in natural and organic pet food. We believe that our people are the source of our competitive advantage, and as we invest in our people, we invest in our shared future. When you join Merrick PetCare in Hereford, TX you are not only joining a leader in natural and organic pet food, you are joining a tight knit community focused on creating the most nutritious and wholesome food for pets.

Position Summary:

As a Forklift Operator, you will perform a variety of tasks within our warehouse including loading trucks, unloading trucks, and staging finished product. Successful candidates must maintain a great attendance record and must be able to work overtime and weekends.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Operate forklift and perform all job duties in a productive manner, demonstrating initiative and involvement and maintaining adequate levels of productivity, utilization, and efficiency

* Load proper quantities of quality, damage free product, in a safe manner and distributes the weight of the product in a proper manner

* Uses the proper paperwork and scanning equipment to complete tasks

* Unload product as directed while visually inspecting and identifying any damaged and defective goods

* Performs daily maintenance check of forklift operation using appropriate systems and reports repair needs

* Keeps operating areas clean and in orderly condition according to food safety standards

* Adjust weights on over-weight trailers as needed

Basic Qualifications:

Experience: 1+ years of forklift experience within a high volume distribution center, manufacturing or military environment. Previous experience utilizing RF scan guns and/or computer based inventory systems preferred.