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Warehouse Forklift Operator, Refrigerated - Atlanta

Apply Job Req. ID 12199BR Date Posted 08/01/2020 Location Dacula, Georgia
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 product weighing between 60 and 85 pounds
  • 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.
Frequency of Pay Weekly Hours of Work Rotating Schedule Work Environment Temperatures could range from 20 degrees below to zero for an extended period of time (Frozen Food), 28 degrees to 35 degrees Fahrenheit (Boxed Meat/Dairy) and 35 degrees to 55 degrees Fahrenheit in a wet environment (Produce). 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. Address 445 Hurricane Trail City Dacula Region near Atlanta Potential Annual Base Pay 33,280 - 45,760 Other Compensation Information A $.50 per hour night differential is paid to associates regularly scheduled to work any hours between midnight and 3:00 a.m.

A $.50 per hour freezer differential is paid to associates regularly scheduled to work in the Frozen Food Warehouse.



Weekend differential: A $2.00 per hour weekend differential is paid to associates for hours worked between 12:00 a.m. Saturday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
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 plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death and dismemberment benefits)
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • General equivalency diploma reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Holiday bonus
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Direct deposit of your earnings
  • Credit union
  • Recognition for continuous service through service awards at five-year intervals
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless service and device purchases
  • Associate wellness program which offers free health screenings and flu shots
  • 6 paid holidays and premium pay for holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).
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