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What is a
A Forklift Operator is a manufacturing professional who uses machinery to move and transport heavy materials around warehouses, factories, storage sites or construction sites. Part of job as a Forklift Operator in a warehouse or storage facility might be to track inventory and record notes about shipments. They should be comfortable making small engine repairs as well. When work as a Forklift Operator, there may be some hazards in dealing with the machinery and the objects that you'll be transporting. Overnight shifts and extended hours are common.
Forklift Operators typically work under the direction of supply chain managers or warehouse managers. They load cargo onto large pallets that are designed with spaces for the forklift’s prongs to insert and remain in place while lifting and moving.
Update job related knowledge or skills.
Position construction or extraction equipment.
Monitor construction operations.
Operate equipment or vehicles to clear construction sites or move materials.
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement.
Signal equipment operators to indicate proper equipment positioning.
Maintain construction tools or equipment.
Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction.
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Less than High School Diploma
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Some College, but No Degree
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