Forklift Operator Warehouse D Shift

McCain Foods Othello, WA


Drives battery powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices such as forklift and clamps to lift, stack, tier or move products, equipment, and/or materials.


* Promotes and adheres to company safety work rules and regulations.

* Operates and understands the function of the forklift and related equipment.

* Performs basic maintenance to forklift as needed.

* Organizes and maintains the battery storage building and pallet yard.

* Coordinates finished product holds with manifest.

* Relocates final production goods ensuring efficient use of limited space and ability to isolate segregated products.

* Assists with other related duties as needed.

* Attends and participates in all annual, departmental, and job specific required training and monthly informational meetings.

* Communicates problems or changes in the department to supervisor and appropriate personnel.

* Keeps area clean and orderly in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's).

* Understands and adheres to the concepts and techniques of the quality process in order to ensure a quality operation.

* Helps to build and promote a strong "Teamwork" environment in each work group, the Factory, and the Company.

* Participates in continuous improvement process.

The employee may be required to successfully complete the orientation and training provided during the first ninety- (90) days of employment.


Must adhere to the McCain Code of Conduct.


Responsibility to monitor work areas, watch for suspicious behavior and report any concerns regarding unidentified visitors and/or unauthorized personnel.

Authority to question and take appropriate measures regarding the safety of themselves, other employees, products, and equipment.

Responsibility of maintaining a high standard of cleanliness throughout the food processing facility, especially where any raw or finished product is produced.

Authority to report and/or eliminate hazards to the safety of the food that is produced in the facility.

Authority to receive product from an outside vendor or shipper.

Authority to refuse the loading of an unsafe truck and/or railcar.

Responsibility to complete all necessary paperwork for shipments.


McCain Safety Policy/Accident Reporting

Annual HACCP Training/GMP's Training

Annual Sexual Harassment Awareness Training

Plant Emergency Evacuation Training/Emergency Response


Lockout-Tag out

Fall Protection/PPE's

Confined Space

Hot Work

Ladder Safety

Blood-borne Pathogens

Key-Element Training

Crisis Management

MQP Training

Other Training as Required


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


ü Basic Math Skills (Addition, Subtraction, etc.)

ü Problem-Solving Skills

ü Good Verbal and Written Communication Skills


ü Valid McCain Foods Forklift Operator's License.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


1. Average hours per work day: 8 hours/Shift Time spent inside: 50-100%

2. Work positions / physical activities (#hours, % of work shift, or # times/shift)

* Sitting……………………..… 75-90% (option to stand)

* Standing……………………... 5-25% (occasionally)

* Walking……………………... 5-25% (occasionally)

* Climbing ladder……………... Occasionally (1-33%)

* Leaning forward……………. Frequently (34-66%)

* Trunk rotation/twisting……… Frequently to continuously (34-80%)

* Bending/stooping/crouching… Occasionally (1-33%)

3. Weight lifting requirements:

* Maximum weight: 30-50 lbs. type of object: Filled boxes/cases. Requires lifting wide range of weights ranging from empty boxes to full cases and bundles of empty boxes up to 50 lbs.

* Carrying: 6-30 lbs. Occasionally: 1-33%. Distance 5 to 30 feet.

1-5 lbs. Occasionally: 1-33%. Distance 5 to 30 feet.

* Pushing/pulling: Pushing cases into proper position for loading on trucks. Occasionally. Force >30 lbs.

4. Use of upper extremities:

* Horizontal reaching: Frequently (34-66%) 12-22 inch reach.

* Vertical reaching: Frequently (34-66%). Ranges from floor to above shoulder.

Grasping/handling: Frequently (50-85%).

Dynamometer grip strength: 20-40 lbs.

* Fine manipulation/handling: Operating forklift and handling individual boxes.

* Hand Use: Requires use of both hands (Continuously 66-100%)

5. Sensory requirements:

* Visual perception and alertness. Required of aligning cases in required fashion either on stacking aids or trailer/boxcar floor, for identifying problems and for safety due to moving equipment.

* Speech/communication/hearing. Required ability to inform supervisor or operator of problems. Requires ability to listen and follow any special instructions relating to safety or job performance.

* Touch. Must be able to use fingers to grasp, operate of forklift, etc.

6. Able to perform all job safety requirements.

7. Personal protective equipment required for job furnished by company.

8. Simple computer skills.

9. Other: Requires significant degree of manual and mental skill, initiative, and independence. Requires reasonable care to avoid minor product or equipment losses. Requires considerable care to avoid moderate injuries to self. Requires standing with extensive movements in one area for long periods of time. Occasionally requires individual to be in awkward positions. Caution is required when working around equipment including stacking aids and forklift to keep hands clear of moving parts when removing jams and correcting placement of cases. Proper body mechanics need to be practiced whether lifting, pushing, sweeping, bending, stooping, crouching, etc.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to extreme cold and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


1. Mechanical (potential for and injury due to moving forklift, wrapping machine, conveyor belt, and boxcar floor.)

2. Electrical

3. Chemicals (cleaning)

4. Fumes, odors, box fiber dust

5. Wet or slippery surfaces

6. Vibration

7. Noise (hearing protection required)

8. Concrete floor, uneven footing

9. Falls

10. Mist/steam

11. Knife (cutting bands on caser bundles)

12. Inside/outside temperature variable: 10-90 degrees F, depending on outside weather.

13. Stair steps/ladder

14. Product jacks

The above statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required for the position. Flexibility and improvement of job skills are essential to all positions at McCain Foods USA, Inc.

bDescription * McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran Function Warehousing Country United States of America State/Province/Region Washington City/Town Othello