Job ID R-407029 Date posted 07/19/2021 Apply

Weekend Forklift Operator

Job Description Summary

Job Description

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General Summary

The MHE Operator is responsible for the safe, accurate loading and unloading of product within the distribution center.  The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive.  The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position.


Duties and Responsibilities

Inbound/Outbound/Inventory Movement

  • Inbound/Outbound shipments are to be loaded/unloaded utilizing the WMS. Any discrepancy between the inventory count and shipping/receiving documents are researched by inventory control to ensure inventory reconciliation.  Applicable OS&D processes are followed. 
  • Ensure every effort is made to load/off-load pallets in a manner that promotes safety and impedes damages.
  • Completes all assigned duties in a timely manner in accordance with department standards and following department procedures. 
  • Locates and retrieves products as well as replenishes picking locations.
  • Maintains an acceptable work area as outlined in SOP and work instructions.
  • Responsible for following Good Documentation Practices (GDP) as outlined in SOP.
  • Must follow all safety instructions to maintain safe working conditions and to enforce to accurate operating practices and procedures crafted to prevent injuries and illnesses. 
  • May be required to perform other duties as assigned.
  • May be required to train new hires on various warehouse functions.
  • Must enforce to attendance policies.
  • Required to maintain current status in C2C training modules.      


  • Material handling equipment must be operated in a safe manner by designated associates only.  All damage and/or maintenance issues must be reported immediately. 
  • Equipment must be kept neat and orderly in compliance with established procedures. 

Job Requirements

  • High School diploma, GED or 1 year of proven experience required.
  • Experience with MHE.  Including but not limited to Order Pickers, Reach Trucks, Counter Balance (slip and clamp), and Dock Stocker.
  • Forklift Certification required.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced distribution environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret distribution documents.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to work under minimal direction.
  • May be required to operate MHE and use Voice/RF scanner.
  • Ability to perform/operate in a metrics-driven environment.
  • Basic analytical, organizational and prioritization skills. 
  • General distribution knowledge.
  • The position will almost always have exposure to work near moving mechanical equipment. 
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without accommodation.
  • Accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions (Per the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990).  While performing this job, the employee is regularly exposed to episodes of walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, balancing, crouching, reaching, pushing/pulling, grasping, hearing, twisting, lifting, frequent use of hand to finger, handle, feel, pick or type which can include repetitive motion of the wrists, hands or fingers.  The associate may occasionally be required to climb. The job may require lifting over 50lbs in some areas but not all. Employee must have normal field of vision corrected to 20/40 in each eye and must have hearing sufficient to safely operate a forklift in a manufacturing/warehouse environment. This position requires a pre-employment physical exam.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status.

Primary Work Location

USA GA - Covington Global Dist Center

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