Forklift Operator / Materials Handler in Ontario CA

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Lassonde Pappas
Forklift Operator / Materials Handler
Job ID: 
Ontario CA
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Job Types:
ForkLift Operator, Production Worker, Warehouse Worker
The Forklift Operator / Materials Handler is responsible for loading and unloading finished goods, raw materials and ingredients from trailers with the use of a forklift, utilizing our inventory control system (QAD/RF scanning) to capture all movement. This role reports to the Warehouse Manager and is based out of our Ontario, California location.

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

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (essential functions of the job)

Responsibilities include:
  • Load and unload finished goods
  • Load the truck using a pick list and using FEFO method, completing the load
  • Tag and properly store finished product from production lines in a safe, efficient and orderly fashion.
  • Communicate all shortages to the Warehouse Supervisor.
  • Use RF scanners to capture all movements and QAD for tag edits.
  • Ensure product rotation is occurring, shipping out the oldest product first. Use pick sheets to assist in rotation and report any discrepancies.
  • Maintain good quality of the product, including rotation of the product, correct tagging of the product and ensuring product is not damaged in the warehouse. Damaged product should be handled under the clean as you go program.

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • One (1) year forklift experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in the food/beverage industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented; ability to multi-task
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Credibility and Integrity
  • Build and maintain professional relationships


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. 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.

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