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Forklift Operator
at Ardagh Group
Fairfield, CA

Forklift Operator
at Ardagh Group
Fairfield, CA

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Job Description

The Industrial Truck Operator operates the industrial truck forklift to perform transportation assignments in designated locations according to prescribed method. Identify and transport material to and from storage areas, cars or trucks, machines and loading docks.


Understands and complies with position related safety SOPs and work instructions especially for safe forklift operation, Lockout/Tagout, Chemical Handling, Machine Guarding, Housekeeping, SQF and Personal Protective Equipment.

Identify many types, sizes and labels of finished or in process, products, shipping material or other processing materials.

Familiarize self with productive capacity of machines or lines and work from schedule and change sheets to assure correct and prompt delivery of items to proper destination. Collect scrap and/or spoilage and load into baler.

Operate baler, remove jams and compacted scrap in equipment.

  • Clean and lubricate baler.
  • Load bales of scrap on return pallets.
  • Weigh and mark scrap pallets.
  • Keep records.
  • Use hand truck or dollies work saver or similar powered vehicles.
  • Use hand or automatic strapping equipment to replace or add strapping to loads.
  • Handle and pile skids pallets or drums.
  • Repile spilled loads of materials or product.
  • Move and replace scrap receptacles located throughout the plant.
  • Segregate weigh and record scrap for shipment.
  • Record incoming and outgoing production and supplies.
  • Load correct finished product into trailers.
  • Insert and fill air bags, safe guard product.
  • Install wood, dunnage and material in trailers per loading specs.
  • Receive incoming material to proper storage or use location using lift truck or hand cart.
  • Notify supervisor of any incidences of recurring equipment malfunctions, discrepancies in shipments, receipts, delays and corrective action taken, and of any poor quality material or supplies noted.
  • Operate equipment and assist production as directed.
  • Make routine inspections of lift trucks to see that they are properly serviced.
  • Add lubrication and coolant as required or service batteries.
  • Handle dock board packages, bracing and strapping.
  • Use tools for bracing trucks and cars
  • Familiar with Personal Protective Equipment
  • Certified to operate a forklift.
  • Minimum of 1-year prior experience operating a forklift in a manufacturing environment
  • Must have a Highschool diploma or equivalent
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to stand for a long duration of time, in excess of 6 hours a day
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Exposure to heat cold vibrations odors/fumes and loud noise
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Able to visually differentiate colors
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, holidays and night shifts if needed

Work hours: 7:00 AM 7:00 PM or 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM

Shift: 4 on 4 off Rotating Schedule

4 crews

Hours of Operation: 24-hour facility

Company Description

Ardagh Group is a global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading food, beverage and consumer care brands. Ardagh Group has a truly global presence. We operate 109 glass and metal manufacturing facilities in 22 countries, employ over 23,500 people and have global sales exceeding US$8.2 bn.

At Ardagh we have a reputation for innovation; pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. The unprecedented growth of our business has been driven by our unrivalled expertise, obsession with quality and commitment to continuous improvement.

We strongly believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential and where their achievements are celebrated. We are creating an exciting future for Ardagh that is built on our core values of trust, teamwork and excellence and we have opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines across our organization.

For more information on Ardagh Group, please visit www.ardaghgroup.com
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