Lift Truck Operator - Boardman West

Posted: 6/1/2017
Location: Boardman, Oregon
Category: Operations
Req Number: LW00000573


About Us

Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world’s largest frozen potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to more than 100 countries.  Lamb Weston has created inventive products and processes that are standards in the industry.  When we look at a potato, we see possibilities. 

Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader. 

Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives.  You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.

Let’s explore the possibilities together.

The Role

SUMMARY:

Receives instructions from the warehouse lead and utilizes the knowledge of plant and warehouse operating procedures to expeditiously and effectively carry out assignments driving a powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices such as forklift and clamps to lift, stack, tier or move products, equipment, or materials.  Must efficiently maintain supplies to production as well as transfer packaged product to cold storage areas.

Key Accountabilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

Maintains safe work practices at all times and participates in safety programs.

Knows safety rules and regulations for lift truck operation.

Inspects the lift truck prior to operation and reports any deficiency.

Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus.  

Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials and transports load to designated area.  

Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device.

Understand information is on the manifest tickets and how this information applies to their responsibilities.

 

Understand the procedure for “First In First Out” procedures

 

Loads and unloads materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device as needed.  

Maintains bulk repacks.

Reports all equipment failures and mechanical problems to appropriate personnel.

Completes forms in accurate, timely and legible manner and can identify cases, labels, cuts, colors, catalog numbers, day codes and acceptable case conditions.

Knows procedures for battery changes.

 

Will rotate through all position within Job title

 

Any other task as directed by Warehouse Manager, Warehouse Lead or Team Leaders

 

 

 

Waste Driver

  1. Supplies DM, batter, SAPP, condiment, and sugars for processing.
  2. Removes filled waste carts and totes from the plant areas.
  3. Empties out waste carts and totes into waste hopper.
  4. Sanitizes waste carts, wastes totes, and lift truck as needed.
  5. Keeps waste area clean and organized.
  6. Knows FIFO procedures.

 

Freezer Driver

  1. Maintains sanitation duties in the freezer
  2. Transports finished goods or tote product to or from zero degree cold storage bays in warehouse and able to withstand cold storage temperatures for extended periods
  3. Stacks good or restricted cased product and supplies rework with restricted product.
  4. Communicates with manifestor on what inventories, and which items to blend, to rework, and which items to put away in the freezer.
  5. Communicates when bay transfers are needed, and which bay to transfer to.
  6. Monitors freezer rollers and keeps them from backing up the line.
  7. Removes hand stacked pallets from the hand palletizing area.
  8. Replaces cases opened by Q.A.

 

 

Bulk Driver

  1. Sorts and stacks excess bulk and supplies packaging with bulk blend
  2. Supplies pallets to the palletizing area.
  3. Sort the Bulk
  4. Return bulk to freezer

 

 

Tote Room Driver

  1. Supplies totes to add back machines.
  2. Monitors tote room activities and supplies empty totes, and remove filled totes.
  3. Assists palletizer operator with loading pallets in pallet dispenser as needed.
  4. Maintains adequate empty totes for all bulk‑off stations.

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Maintains a clean and orderly work environment.

Changes batteries on lift truck when required.

Skills & Experience

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Less than high school education; or up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Need to work with minimal supervision.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals in English.  Ability to write routine reports and fill out forms in English.  Ability to speak effectively with other employees in the organization in English.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.   Also must be able to memorize product codes, labels and bulk lot numbers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and climb or balance.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Other

Lamb Weston is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme cold in the freezer and extreme heat in the summer months.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

QUALIFICATION PERIOD:

Not to exceed 50 shifts worked.

 

 

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