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Industrial Truck Operator

Job Summary

Responsible for operating and maintaining industrial trucks in order to move equipment around a warehouse or from one point to another.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Operate industrial trucks or tractors.
  • Use trucks to move material around warehouse or construction site.
  • Operate mobile, power-driven vehicle used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack, or tier material.
  • May drive high lift trucks, counterbalanced trucks, cantilever trucks, rider trucks, forklift trucks; high lift trucks, high lift platform trucks; low lift trucks, low lift platform trucks; motorized hand trucks, pallet trucks; narrow aisle rider trucks, straddle trucks; reach rider trucks; single side loader rider trucks; high lift order picker rider trucks; motorized hand/rider trucks.
  • Move heavy crates, drums, and boxes.
  • Move levers and pedals to slip forks under pallets or skids.
  • Move pallets from once place to another.
  • Use scoops to pick up loose material.
  • Lift boxes into air and stack them on top of other boxes.
  • Use tow bars to pull small trailers.
  • Estimate distances accurately.
  • Clean and maintain vehicle.
  • Inventory materials on work floor.
  • Lubricate truck, recharge batteries, or fill fuel tank.
  • Use devices such as forklift, boom, scoop, lift beam and swivel-hook, fork-grapple, clamps, elevating platform, or trailer hitch, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment.