Forklift Operator

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company - Saint Margarets, NB (9 months ago)

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Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day. Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace. Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders.

Safety :
Participate in daily toolbox talks

Work in a safe manner and follow all safety-related procedures

Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.

Receiving/PutAway :
Unload inbound packaging materials & pallets.

Participate in pile-covering

Quality :
Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage.
Report quality variances.

Follow established load preparation & sanitation procedures

Ensure outbound cargo is loaded to maximize shipped volume

Loading :
Efficiently move product from staging and/or storage areas into containers or trailers

Equipment :
Load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment.
Maintain the facility’s equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.
On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment.

Inventory :
Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained.
Assist in physical inventories.
Ensure proper stock rotation.

Security :
Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area.
Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse.
Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety.
Comply with WHIMIS and Worksafe NB standards

Preferred education level is a High School Diploma or GED.
Should have at least one year experience operating an articulated forklift.
Must be able to do basic math functions such as adding, subtracting and dividing.
Must be able to read orders for picking and staging of products.
Must be able to complete the pre-shift inspection forms.

Must be able to independently lift up to 50 pounds and have no physical or medical restrictions preventing safe and efficient operation of equipment, or from wearing necessary PPE

Must be able to pass the Scotts forklift exams and obtain and maintain a valid operator's license.

Must be able to work at an acceptable pace

Must be able to work in hot, dusty, cold, snowy, icy & wet conditions

Must be able to work independently and as an integral part of a team

Should have a class 1 driver's license

Must have reliable transportation and the ability to work frequent overtime

Current employees wishing to transfer must have displayed a clean safety record and acceptable absenteeism.