Forklift Operator/Material Handler

AECOM | Tobyhanna, PA

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Posted Date 3/22/2020

Job Summary

AECOM is immediately hiring qualified Fork Lift Operators in support of Army Depot Augmentation -Tobyhanna, PA.

This is a temporary position not to exceed 120 days.

Operates forklift capable of lifting 15,000 pounds as high as 168 inches to move, load, unload, transfer, transport, stack or unstack palletized goods, boxes, crates, merchandise, materials and supplies from one location to another. Operates a floor controlled electric bridge crane, on the loading dock with a capacity of ten tons to unload a variety of items

from vehicles. Insures proper placement and attachment of weight handling gear, such as cables. ropes and slings. to lift cannon tubes, castings and other large and heavy equipment, while loading and unloading vehicles. Checks ropes. cables and other equipment for excessive wear or damage and obtains replacements as appropriate.


Operates electric, diesel, or gasoline powered forklifts capable of lifting 10,000 pounds or more to a height of 212 inches to load, unload, stack, unstack, warehouse, and move shelters, conexes, crates, boxes, packages, pallets and palletized materials or loose items. Operates indoors or outdoors in all weather conditions working in outside storage areas and confined shop spaces. Moves systems, shelters, system components, and generally over sized materials through narrow aisles. Operates warehouse tractors with up to three dollies on a limited basis to move over sized system components, pallets, palletized materials, bar stock, and other materials requiring special handling.

Requires physical endurance to withstand the strain from vibration. May be required to lift and move items weighing up to 45 pounds. Works in inside and outside storage areas over rough and sometimes uneven or muddy terrain in all kinds of weather. Is exposed to dust and dirt, and the possibility of injury from shifting loads, toppling stacks, and equipment accidents.

Operates 2,000 to 6,000 pound capacity fork Lifts to load, unload, stack, unstack, re-warehouse, and move boxes, crates, packages, pallets, or Loose items; regulates forks and truck movement, exercising care to avoid overloading or improper stacking or movement of supplies and materials; performs drivers maintenance in accordance with established rules and regulations. Operates gasoline, battery, or gas-electric powered 3 or 4 wheeled tractors with up to 4 forward gears, towing loaded or unloaded dump cars, skids, or wheeled trailers. Couples and uncouples tractors and trailers automatically or manually under special circumstances. Exercises responsibility: for assuring security of Loads, to avoid trailer overloading, and to determine safe material loading. Picks up and delivers materials and equipment according to instructions and knowledge of storage and work sites, delivery and pickup points and their Locations. Performs drivers maintenance, before, during, and after service on both tractors and trailers in accordance with established rules and regulations. Fills out daily equipment log. Exerts effort required to operate hand and foot controls which start, turn, and stop forklifts and tractors, or which raise, lower, or tilt the load on the fork lift. When manually performing warehousing tasks, may lift and handle heavy items. Work also requires standing, bending, reaching. Work is performed inside warehouses, in bin rooms, in open storage areas and on receiving and shipping docks. The area may be cold, drafty, damp, or hot. Work is performed in close quarters in warehouses or bin aisles, ramps, platforms, etc. There is considerable possibility of injury from falling or dropping stock, of stacks toppling or Loads shifting because of improper Loading. Exposed to cuts, bruises, and lacerations from falling boxes, etc.

Minimum Requirements

  • May require a High School diploma or equivalent or its equivalent and 1-2 years of related experience. Computer skills are a requirement.

  • Requires valid state DOT drivers license and must obtain a TYAD operating permit.

  • HAZMAT training is required for any transporting of hazardous materials or waste. Training and licenses shall be at contractor expense.

  • Also includes material handler duties. Position may be predominantly forklift operation with minor material handling duties, or may be predominantly material handling with minor forklift operation duties.

  • Must be computer literate and able to function with basic programs, research, data input, etc.

  • May be required to pass a U.S. Government background security check.

  • Position requires a Security Clearance

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