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Warehouse Forklift Operator – Orlando

Location: Orlando, FL
Job ID: 27705BR
Department: Distribution
Working Hours: Rotating Days
Pay Frequency: Weekly
Date Posted: Feb 16, 2024

$36 - 49k
Onsite
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Description

Simply put, our Warehouse Forklift Operators are masters of skillfully maneuvering industrial powered equipment. Join the team and use your skills to help Publix Distribution maintain a smooth, safe, and orderly process when moving product within Publix’s warehouses.

Warehouse Forklift Operators maneuver powered industrial equipment to move cases and pallets and put them into their assigned slots in the warehouse. They move product from the receiving dock to reserve locations. As pick locations are emptied by Warehouse Selectors, the Warehouse Forklift Operators replenish them, pulling product from reserve locations. The Warehouse Forklift Operators take care to rotate inventory using the most dated inventory first. Furthermore, the Warehouse Forklift Operators help maintain a clean warehouse and sweep out empty slots. Occasionally, they fill in for the Warehouse Selectors, and other positions, as business needs demand.

The responsibilities listed on this posting are not intended to be all-inclusive and additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.


Required Qualifications

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time
  • Successfully complete a Work Attitude Survey
  • Obtain certification in pallet truck and forklift operations (on or before his or her start date in the position)
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 67 pounds (85 pounds in Boxed Meat/DairyWarehouse)
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and twist
  • Ability to operate a pallet truck or forklift without any part of his or her body exposed outside of the operator compartment
  • Ability to stack product of varying weights
  • Ability to work under strict time requirements
  • Ability to read, write, and identify and verify numbers
  • Ability to interpret, understand, and follow instructions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current Orlando Distribution associate.

Benefits

  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (publix.com)

Year End Bonus

To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.


Additional Information

  • Boxed Meat/Dairy Warehouse – Temperatures could range from 28° to 35° Fahrenheit for an extended period of time.
  • Frozen Food Warehouse – Temperatures could range from 20° below to zero for an extended period of time.
  • High Velocity Warehouse – Temperatures could exceed 90° Fahrenheit for an extended period of time.
  • Low Velocity Warehouse – Temperatures could exceed 90° Fahrenheit for an extended period of time.
  • Perishable Warehouse – Temperatures could range from 20° below zero to 56° Fahrenheit for an extended period of time; also involves working in a wet environment.
  • Produce Warehouse – Temperatures could range from 35° to 55° Fahrenheit for an extended period of time; also involves working in a wet environment.
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