Forklift Operator (Full-time/Direct Hire)

Dawson Logistics is currently seeking candidates for a full-time Fork Lift Operator. This position receives, unloads, and stages products in the warehouse; inspects and verifies product accuracy, quality, and quantity; communicates with various departments about product disposition and status. Reworks damaged material as needed. Performs a variety of tasks and special projects that may arise in the warehouse.

Type:  Full-time, Direct hire, Permanent
Rate: $12.00 hr + up

Major Responsibilities

  • Receives products into the warehouse by recording location onto the packing slip.
  • Examines and verifies product information by recording pallet identifiers specific to the warehouse location.
  • Completes pick ticket and other documentation and forwards to designated person who processes information, as determined by the specific warehouse.
  • Unloads pallets and/or materials and stores them.
  • Loads pallets and/or materials onto trailers, flatbeds, and crane vans; performs three-step audit process.
  • Assures quality by examining products for wear or damage and reports any damage to the Warehouse Manager.
  • Pulls from product inventory to complete orders; may also create other documentation to validate product condition.
  • Obtains information from drivers and records the information on the bill of lading; Signs the bill of lading as receiving or shipping the product.
  • Completes log of damaged materials, forwards log to designated Inventory Control Specialist, moves the damaged materials to quality control area and records information regarding the damage.
  • Inspects trailers.
  • Adheres to all safety guidelines; takes appropriate precautions to ensure property and materials are not damaged.



  • Minimum: High school diploma or equivalent and completion of warehouse-specific fork lift operator certification


  • Minimum: 6 months experience with forklift operation – Stand-up Reach forklift experience preferred


  • Safety
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Good organization skills
  • Handle multiple priorities which are constantly changing
  • Deal with stressful situations

Dawson offers a competitive wage, and excellent benefits. Benefits provided include: health insurance, prescription plans, dental, vision, flex savings plan, life insurance, vacation, paid holidays, and 401K.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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