What does a Fork Lift Driver do?

A forklift operator is responsible for navigating a warehouse or construction area to move goods around. They are responsible for ensuring that the forklift is in good condition. A few of the main duties of a forklift operator are performing routine maintenance on the forklift, moving goods from one place to another, creating reports of lost or broken goods, and inspecting the forklift. They also have to follow all health and safety regulations. Some of the jobs titles that a forklift operator could grow into are operations manager and warehouse manager.

A forklift operator should have two years of experience in a warehouse setting as well as a high school degree or GED equivalent. One of the most important skills that a forklift operator will have is the ability to keep track of goods. Another skill is organization as the forklift operator will have to keep track of where all the goods are.

What responsibilities are common for Fork Lift Driver jobs?
  • Keep track of the location of goods
  • Report any damaged or lost goods
  • Move goods from one location to another
  • Perform routine maintenance on the forklift
  • Ensure proper health and safety regulations are followed
  • Store the forklift back in the proper place
  • Ensure there is adequate gas in the forklift
  • Perform inspections on the forklift
What are the typical qualifications for Fork Lift Driver jobs?
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Certified to operate heavy machinery
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to follow proper safety procedures
  • Ability to pass a background test
  • Ability to maintain a safe working area
  • Knowledge of heavy machinery
  • Great organizational skills
EducationGED / High School Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience8+ years

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Fork Lift Driver Career Path

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Fork Lift Driver Insights

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Aimia FoodsAimia Foods
FLT Driver
9 Aug 2021

“The pay is not the best for a FLT driver and the chance for promotion within the warehouse is not great”

Warehouse/Forklift Driver
6 Feb 2023

“Great pay I'm $35 an hour just driving a forklift at the Nalco plant”

Masonite InternationalMasonite International
Forklift Operator
10 Oct 2022

“I love the pepole i work with everyone works as a team n its a great company”

Red GoldRed Gold
Forklift Operator
17 Feb 2023

“Horrible management everything relies on you was suspended and fired for doing nothing wrong got back pay for suspension for being wrongfully accused”

On-Target Supplies & LogisticsOn-Target Supplies & Logistics
Forklift Operator
27 Feb 2021

“Hiring FFaFamFamiFamilFamily rffifiefifiends is unfair plus payscale is based on who you lnow not on your performance.”

SIMOS Insourcing SolutionsSIMOS Insourcing Solutions
Forklift Operator/Receiver
5 Nov 2022

“No pension & not the best health benefits (aflac) (I don't need them).”

307 Warehousing and Logistics
Forklift Operator
19 Dec 2021

“Good Job Security because it warehouses corn biproduct made by both Tate & Lyle plants in Lafayette.”

Gilberto Cunha AdvogadosGilberto Cunha Advogados
Forklift Operator
11 Mar 2021

“People were good to work with I felt comfortable with the people I worked with.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Fork Lift Driver

When working as a Fork Lift Driver, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are English Language, Load Unload, Strong WORK Ethic, Attention To Detail and Urgency.

The most similar professions to Fork Lift Driver are:
  • Packer
  • Receiver
  • Material Handler
  • Warehouse Worker

The most common qualifications to become a Fork Lift Driver is a minimum of a Associate's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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