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GENERAL PURPOSE: The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating and managing industrial trucks to load and unload materials. The Forklift Operator shall move materials to and from storage areas, machines and loading docks and into railroad cars, trucks or storage areas. They are responsible for all activities associated with safely operating and caring for the forklift and the proper operation of the forklift. In addition, is responsible for participating in cross training efforts for specific plant needs and sharing those duties with other drivers. Duties also include the completion of all required quality tests and inspections and notifying supervisors of any observed concerns in the production area related to either product handled or the safety of the facility. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Load/Unload trailers in a safe manner

Material grading

Placing processed material into inventory storage

Monitor bale weights

Complete all appropriate paperwork

Perform pre-shift forklift inspection

Perform routine preventive maintenance

Maintains a basic knowledge of operations and procedures in all production departments.

Maintain safe and clean work environment

Completes all assigned trainings.

Active participant in the Health and Safety programs of WestRock

Performs other job duties as needed.


Must have high school diploma or G.E.D.

Must have ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondences and memos.

Must have ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Must have ability to perform intermediate arithmetic dealing with decimals, fractions, ratios, etc.

Must pass background check and pre-employment drug screening

Must be willing to work overtime as needed.

Must be able to maintain good attendance.

Must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

WestRock (NYSE:WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's team members support customers around the world from locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.WestRock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. WestRock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

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