Forklift Operator

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

Council Bluffs
United States

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Job Summary:

The Buffer Forklift Operator is responsible for ensuring that our finished product is moved within our warehouse in a safe and efficient manner.  Forklift duties include but are not limited to driving a forklift in a freezer warehouse, ensuring safety of equipment being used, transporting finished product in the warehouse, pulling finished product for loading of trailers, preparing trailers for loading, and loading trailers adhering to proper procedure.  Ensuring facility maintenance through good housekeeping practices.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to work the scheduled/assigned times and required overtime for position
  • Ability to read, write, communicate, and comprehend written instructions in English
  • Ability to drive forklifts including stand-up, sit-down, hi-lift, and tandems.
  • Ability to work in a cold environment for long periods of time
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to move up to 75 lbs
  • Basic math skills
  • Basic knowledge of computers

Job Duties:

  • Perform required safety check of equipment before use
  • Move finished product from blast freezer to finished product warehouse
  • Scan finished product into rack location using warehouse management system
  • Transport finished product from racks according to work orders and place in staging area
  • Prepare to load trailer by opening dock doors, setting dock plates, inspecting trailer, checking trailer temperatures, verifying load plan, and chocking tires.
  • Load trailer according to load plan
  • May perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of forklift safety and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of proper forklift loading procedures
  • Ability to understand the effects of product damage
  • Ability to solve problems independently         
  • Must be well organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work individually as well as with others as a team at all levels
  • Knowledge of GMP’s
  • Ability to be PIT Certified


Education:  High school diploma or GED preferred.

Experience Required:  Minimum 6 months forklift experience preferred.


ConAgra Foods, Inc., 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.


To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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