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COR Warehouse Forklift Operator

at Buffalo Rock

Posted: 8/25/2020
Job Reference #: 2506
Keywords: customer

Job Description

Department:  Warehouse Job Status:  Full Time 
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt Reports To:  Warehouse Supervisor 
Grade/Level:  Amount of Travel Required:  None 
Job Type:  Regular Positions Supervised:  None 
Work Schedule: 

Buffalo Rock is an award-winning Pepsi-Cola Bottler founded in Birmingham, AL, more than 100 years ago. The Corporate Warehouse Forklift Operator is a key member of the Corporate Warehouse team responsible for utilizing a forklift for general warehouse operations; to include loading and unloading trucks, product movement and rotation.  

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Must be familiar with warehouse and production area in order to ensure best time management in completing his/her assigned duties.  
Pulling Line duties:
  • When pulling from palletizer area, requirements are as follows: 1) make sure any pallet placed in stock has a ticket attached; make sure each pallet has correct stock rotation; 2) make sure there are no more than three stacks of plastic pallets behind each palletizer at any time; 3) never let the pallets of full product back up and shut the palletizer down; 4) never use forklifts to load empty pallets into the palletizer except line 4. 5) dispose of all partials at the end of each run.
Line feeding duties:
  • When feeding line area, requirements are as follows: 1) make sure all partial pallets of crowns are used first; 2) make sure all partial pallets of bottles are used first; 3) make sure can line has trays; 4) make sure can line has lids; 5) make sure plastic trays are kept loaded at the denester; 6) make sure empty pallets are pulled from depalletizer; 7) make sure lines never run out of bottles or cans; 8) help keep hoppers empty when possible.
Loading/Unloading duties:
  • Must properly and accurately load/unload materials (including, but not limited to product to/from divisions/stores, raw material and purchase product) as needed.
  • Loader is responsible for stacking individual cases for partial pallet load-out.
All forklift operators are responsible for daily checklist of unit and battery changes as designated. 
Required to assist in keeping assigned area neat and in order. 
May be required to work varying shifts, weekends and/or overtime if needed to meet customer demand. 
Responsible for continuous self-improvement through the knowledge and use of all Buffalo Rock provided training, either web-based, in-house, or any other provided method. Must successfully complete assigned training curriculum, including but not limited to ej4 and/or facilitated training. 
Carry out other duties as assigned. 

Required to follow the Good manufacturing Program GMPs as listed in Code of Federal Regulations CFR 21 section 110. Requires participation in various Food Safety related training that Buffalo Rock utilizes. Required to report potential issues related to Food Safety.
Responsible for continuous self-improvement through the knowledge and use of all Company and Division provided training, either web-based, in-house, or any other Company provided method. (Must successfully complete quarterly training curriculum, including but not limited to web-based and facilitated training.) 
Competency Statement(s)
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. 
Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly. 
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. 
Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type. 
Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work. 
Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. 
Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task. 
Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety. 
Self Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative. 
Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations. 
High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required
Certifications &
Must be able to become forklift certified. 
Other Requirements:Requires basic knowledge of equipment/ tools needed to fulfill the needs of the essential tasks. 
N (Not Applicable)Activity is not applicable to this position.
O (Occasionally)Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently)Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly)Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Physical DemandsLift/Carry
Manually ManipulateF
Reach OutwardF
Reach Above ShoulderF
Squat or KneelO
10 lbs or lessC
11-20 lbsC
21-50 lbsF
51-100 lbsO
Over 100 lbsO
12 lbs or lessC
13-25 lbsC
26-40 lbsC
41-100 lbsC
Other Physical Requirements
Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth)
Sense of Sound - hearing is required for the total work day
Sense of Smell
Sense of Touch
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - vest, slip resistant shoes, gloves, bump cap, eye protection (glasses or goggles), ear plugs
Sense of Balance
Working conditions will be inside and outside where temperatures will vary from extreme heat to extreme cold, working in rain or snow, all for extended periods. 

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The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.