Forklift operators drive forklifts to shift and stack bales, cartons, containers, crates and pallets of goods in areas such as timber yards and warehouses. They may also move shipping containers on the waterfront.
Duties & Tasks
Forklift operators may perform the following tasks:lift, stack and unstack articles and materials using diesel, electric, gas or petrol powered trucks equipped with fork attachments
move raw materials and finished goods to processing or dispatch areas of factories
ensure goods are stored in the correct area of a warehouse so they may be located easily when making up orders
load transport vehicles, ensuring loads are evenly and securely placed
service and make minor adjustments to the forklift
keep a record of daily operations.
Forklift operators work indoors and outdoors. They may be required to work shifts and may have some contact with the public.
enjoy practical and manual activities
able to judge distances
good hearing and eyesight (may be corrected)
meet appropriate age restrictions.