Yard Driver/Forklift Operator

Nestlé Waters | Ontario, CA

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Posted Date 12/06/2019

Main job responsibilities:

  • Pre-check on vehicle to ensure that the equipment is considered operable and safe.
  • Prepares daily vehicle condition report indicating any repairs required.
  • Reviews shipment orders, verifies destination and load contents.
  • Completes shipment orders as required in an accurate manner.
  • Leaves company locations secure and in a neat and orderly state.
  • Performs miscellaneous assigned duties and works the hours necessary to complete hauling requirements.
  • Execute Dock Schedule, maintaining 100% accuracy and completion rate.
  • Maximize dock door utilization and line load opportunities to production lines, providing direction to Warehouse and Palletizer drivers as needed.
  • Perform pick ticket processing.
  • Post goods issue for all outbound loads.
  • Receipt of inbounds/returns within 24 hours of arrival.
  • Maintain accuracy of Yard Management via SAP.
  • Communicate with Yard Jockeys and Carriers to enhance dock efficiency.
  • Maintain organized Dock Office.
  • Resolve order and goods issue discrepancies.
  • Complete order exceptions as needed.
  • Proactively communicate within Warehouse Team and with other Departments for issue resolution and process improvements.
  • Must be able to perform KPI research, spreadsheets (Excel) and administration tasks.
  • Maintain safe working environment. Must adhere to all Plant Safety Regulations and Compliance.
  • Safely operate a forklift to move raw materials or finished products to the warehouse or onto trucks for distribution to customers.
  • Complete pre-trip inspections and maintain energy source for powered industrial vehicles.
  • Operate, changeover, clean, troubleshoot, and complete basic maintenance on palletizing equipment.
  • Conduct hourly quality checks and inspect full goods and pallets or other raw materials as needed.
  • Complete and maintain quality, inventory, and preventative maintenance documentation.
  • Use scanning equipment to ensure accurate tracking of inventory within the facility.
  • Work as a team with other forklift drivers to prevent line stoppages and improve manufacturing operations.
  • Maintain work area in an organized and clean manner ensuring safety, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Monitor and track equipment downtime, equipment output, and other key metrics.
  • Meet or exceed performance goals, including pallets per labor hour, line loading availability, and truck turn time.


Successful candidates will possess:

  • High School Diploma or GED required, further education preferred.
  • Class 'A' Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Current DMV medical health card and clean driving record.
  • Two or more years prior forklift experience with a solid safety record, ideally in a fast paced shipping environment.
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency and comfort working in a fast pace forklift environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple people and projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Prior exposure to manufacturing desired, preferably the food or beverage industry with knowledge of GMPs.
  • Advanced computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Visitrak and the use of warehouse management systems (WMS) and business management software, SAP preferred.
  • Ability to move/lift 50 lbs various times over (up to) a 12 hour shift.
  • Basic math and reading skills.
  • Willingness and ability to work in a warehouse with minimal temperature control, exposed to ambient temperature variations (hold & cold).
  • Ability to work independently or with a team with solid contribution and communication skills.
  • Willingness to work holidays and weekends as we are a 24/7 business operating through most weekends and holidays.


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