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Westrock Company Forklift Operator in Nashville, Tennessee

Position Title: Forklift Operator

Department: Warehouse

Supervisor: Operations Manager

GENERAL PURPOSE: The forklift Operator is responsible for operating and managing industrial trucks to load and unload materials and deliveries and move them to and from storage areas, machines and loading docks, into railroad cars or trucks or storage areas. They are responsible for all activities associated with safely operating and caring for the forklift and the proper operation of the forklift at our facility in addition to participating in cross training efforts for specific plant needs and sharing those duties with other drivers. Duties include the completion of all required quality tests and inspections and notifying supervisors of any observed concerns in the production area related to either product handled or the safety of the facility.


Load/Unload trailers in a safe manner

Material grading

Placing processed material into inventory storage

Monitor bale weights

Complete all appropriate paperwork

Perform pre-shift forklift inspection

Perform routine preventive maintenance

Maintains a basic knowledge of operations and procedures in all production departments.

Maintain safe and clean work environment

Completes all assigned trainings.

Active participant in the Health and Safety programs of WestRock

Performs other job duties as needed.


Must have high school diploma or G.E.D.

Must have ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondences and memos.

Must have ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Must have ability to perform intermediate arithmetic dealing with decimals, fractions, ratios, etc.

Must pass basic reading test.

Must pass background check and pre-employment drug screening

Must be willing to work overtime as needed.

Must be able to maintain good attendance.

Must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.


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

Employee is required to: stand, talk, see, be mobile and hear.

In Terms of an 8 hour workday,

On the job employees must: Not at all Occasionally (<2 hours) Frequently

(2-5 hours) Continuously (5-8 hours)

Bend/Stoop X

Climb X

Reach above shoulder level


Kneel X

Balance X

Push/Pull X

Use hands/fingers to handle/feel


Repetitive operations X

In terms of a typical 8 hour workday,

On the job employees must lift: Not at all Occasionally (<2 hours) Frequently (2-5 hours) Continuously (5-8 hours)

Up to 10 pounds X

Up to 25 pounds X

Up to 55 pounds X

The noise level that is typical for the work environment of this position is

Elevated noise (examples: machinery, fork lifts, and air compressors)

Work Hazards:

How much time is spent in or around the following work hazards?

On the job employee s must work around: Not at all Occasionally (<2 hours) Frequently

(2-5 hours) Continuously (5-8 hours)

Wet or humid conditions X

Work near moving mechanical parts


Fumes or airborne particles X

Toxic or caustic chemicals X

Outdoor weather conditions X


The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of the position. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

I understand this job description and its requirements and that I am expected to complete all duties as assigned. I understand the job functions may be altered from time to time.

I have noted below any accommodations that are required to enable me to perform these duties. I have also noted below any job responsibilities or functions, which I am unable to perform, with or without accommodation.