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Weekend Forklift Operator

Company: Mahle Inc.
Location: Murfreesboro
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


The Forklift Operator/Material Handler position will operate a forklift to stack, relocate, and move goods, supplies and materials from one place to another. The operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle (i.e. forklift, boom, scoop, lift beam and swivel hook, fork-grapple, clamps, elevating platform etc.) and may also be required to perform operator duties.


  • Picks up and delivers parts and materials between production lines.
  • Picks up and delivers parts and materials from shipping/receiving and the warehouse.
  • Maintains orderly WIP in the plant by stacking material in approved areas.
  • Delivers production material and parts as requested to the designated production line.
  • Efficient use of the computer, especially SAP and label programs. Shipping activities including:
      • Preparation of shipments utilizing an RF scanner or UPS/FedX computer sytem.
      • Proper application of customer shipping labels during shipment preparation.
      • Creating shipping documents as necessary.
      • Unloading and Loading of trailers in a timely manner to meet customer mandated window times.
      • Coordinating the proper allotment of customer paperwork to the truck drivers and ensuring signatures are in the appropriate areas on shipping documents.
      • Coordinating the proper storage of finished goods utilizing an RF scanner.
      • Learns and uses SAP to adjust shipping documents if needed. Receiving activities including:
          • Unloading, verifying receiving documents and properly receiving in raw materials utilizing an RF scanner or UPS/FedX computer system
          • Cross checking receipts to ensure accuracy of materials and quantities
          • Picking material in a timely manner for production usage
          • Utilizing SAP to create production for customer pass thru parts
          • Assist with processing inbound and outbound UPS, FEDEX or any other small parcel carrier
          • Document and communicate supplier failures that affect receiving in product accurately
              • JIT (Returnable Containers) activities including:
                    • Unloading of customer trailers in a timely manner to ensure window times are met in the shipping warehouse.
                    • Cleaning of customer containers to ensure no disruption during production usage of containers.
                    • Ensuring containers are stored in designated area within the JIT area.
                    • Assist with loading and unloading customer trailers in the shipping warehouse.
                      • Assists Operations Support as necessary with the movement of injection molds, machines and other equipment.
                      • Promote a clean, safe and positive work environment in accordance with 5S standards.
                      • Must understand and follow all safety rules in regard to lift truck safety.
                      • Actively communicate with Supervisors and operators to effectively handle materials.
                      • Maintain clean, organized, safe working environment with equipment and materials located in proper locations in accordance with 5S standards inside and outside of facility.
                      • Ability to work all designated shifts.
                      • Excellent attendance record.
                      • Ability to work in a team environment.
                      • Other duties as assigned.


                        This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


                        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.

                        EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
                        • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required.
                        • 2 to 3 years of experience safely operating a forklift in a manufacturing environment.
                        • Must have valid state issued license to operate a motor vehicle. LANGUAGE SKILLS

                          Must be fluent in English. Able to read/write routine reports and correspondence. Able to communicate effectively with peers, managers, and directors, and to present to groups of customers or employees of the organization. Values and considers the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties.

                          MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

                          Ability to use a hand held calculator to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

                          REASONING ABILITY

                          Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

                          OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
                          • Strong analysis, problem solving, process and troubleshooting skills.
                          • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles.
                            • Dynamic communication / inter-personal skills.
                            • Highly organized and possess good decision-making skills.
                            • Must be able to satisfactorily complete forklift training, including written and driving test and be issued a forklift license.
                            • Must have and be able to maintain a valid state issued driver's license.

                              PHYSICAL DEMANDS

                              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.

                              While performing the duties of this job, regularly required to stoop, kneel, sit, stand, bend, reach, climb, and move about the facility. The employee may be required to stand for long periods of time and use upper extremities to handle or reach; lift on a repetitive basis; requires the ability to visually see close, distance, color, peripherally, and depth perception; and work prolonged periods. Required to frequently lift up to 50 lbs. (unassisted when necessary).

                              Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

                              WORK ENVIRONMENT

                              While performing the duties of the job, may work prolonged periods under high heat and humid conditions inside the facility. While outside the facility, exposed to the natural elements such heat, rain, and snow. May be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration.

                              The environment in manufacturing plants and testing labs are often loud, hot, and with particulates in the air. Working environment may contain potentially hazardous materials such as acids, solvents, oils, and common etchants. In such environments, adherence to PPE regulations is required.


                              Employees must be able to work additional hours and/or additional days during the payroll week, which can and will be in excess of forty (40) hours per payroll week. Working overtime is a condition of employment.


                              Domestic travel with/without overnight stay may be required.

                              *No Sponsorship Available*

Keywords: Mahle Inc., Murfreesboro , Weekend Forklift Operator, Professions , Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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