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Job Title:

Forklift Operator - Seasonal

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:







1st Shift


Full Time


Transportation, Warehousing & Logistics

Job Description:

On behalf of Hickory Farms, Headway Workforce Solutions is currently seeking reliable, motivated Forklift Operator positions for the Hickory Farms Distribution Center in Joliet, IL. This is an exciting seasonal position starting in June and closing in late December 2022. The prime function of this position is to operate the Forklift to move supplies throughout the warehouse.

Job Requirements:

• Safely and efficiently use material handling equipment (Forklift) to unload, load, pull or move product and supplies throughout the warehouse.
• Perform daily equipment checks prior to the beginning of assigned shift, including checking the battery, brakes, lift hook controls, and fire extinguisher.
• Properly count, wrap, and tag items for receipt and shipment, assuring the accuracy of shipping & receiving.
• Uses supply tickets to ensure proper location of stock within the Warehouse Locator System.
• Removes selected items from the slot, using efficient physical dexterity and depth perception.
• Safely transports finished goods to freezer, cooler and dry rack locations.
• Responsible for the accuracy of inventory transactions and the establishment of proper controls in conjunction with the Warehouse Supervisor.
• Examining products to verify conformance to quality standards.
Physical Demands:
Applicants must acknowledge that the physical demands of this position are required to successfully fulfill the essential duties of this role.
• Exert up to 50 lbs and/or 20 lbs of force frequently.
• Able to stand up a minimum of 8 hours per day.
• Exposure to frequent temperature changes; cold and warm.
• Must be able to go in and out of cooler and freezer.
• Having good eye-hand-foot coordination
• 1 year related stand up forklift experience preferred
• Consent to a Hickory Farms’ Drug Screen, Background Check, and Visual Acuity tests.
• Successful completion of Hickory Farms’ Forklift Driver Training and Certification program.
• Experience picking orders utilizing an RF scanner
• Excellent verbal, written, and mathematical skills relevant to the position.


Hours: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday. Must be willing to work overtime hours as needed. *Part-time hours are available
Pay Rate: $17 per hour

Application Instructions:

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