Forklift & Palletizer Operator in Ontario CA

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Lassonde Pappas
Forklift & Palletizer Operator
Job ID: 
Ontario CA
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Job Types:
ForkLift Operator, Warehouse Worker
The Forklift & Palletizer Operatoris responsible for operating the palletizer and forklift associated with the line they have been assigned to in an efficient manner. This individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with close attention to detail through many changes. This role reports to the Warehouse Manager and is based out of our California location.

  • This position is eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (essential functions of the job)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Operate forklift to stack and retrieve goods, supplies, and materials
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory and for production area cleanliness
  • Document and maintain inventory records
  • Responsible for set-up and operation of automatic palletizer, stretch wrap machine and related equipment
  • Read and interpret blueprints and diagrams to select, position and secure machinery
  • Adjust machine setting to complete tasks according to specification, accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Know the purpose and follow proper operation of all safety switches, interlocks and safety devices
  • Understand and properly operate all machine controls (mechanical, electrical and pneumatic)
  • Perform code changes
  • Monitor pattern forming of the cases on the palletizer
  • Change rolls of stretch wrap
  • Clear jams, re-sequence the palletizer, and replace fallen cartons
  • Properly change codes in the tagger computer
  • Coordinate with the line driver so the correct pallets are available to the pallet dispenser
  • Demonstrate proficiency in operating the palletizer
  • Understand the HMI (touch screen)

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Six months experience in a manufacturing environment operating production equipment
  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have excellent time management skills
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the food/beverage industry a plus.


This position requires sufficient physical ability to work in a production setting.

FREQUENT: Ability to talk and hear; ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, stoop, bend and/or crouch; push/pull; lift up to 50 pounds; use of hands and fingers to operate machinery/equipment and all manual and electronic equipment in area of responsibility. Exposure to wet and humid conditions and fluctuations in ambient temperature (seasonal).

OCCASIONAL: Squatting, kneeling, ability to reach above and at shoulder height. Ability to wear a dust mask, and perform Confined Entry using LOTO program. Exposure to toxic and corrosive chemicals.

VISION: Ability to use close and distance vision, as well as color and peripheral vision with or without correction. Must be able to visually detect obstacles and potential dangers in a fast paced production environment involving high speed equipment and powered industrial lift equipment.

HEARING: Ability to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Exposure to noise levels from pumps, machinery, forklift traffic, bottle lines and exhaust fans.

Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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