Dole Packaged Foods


    Job Location US-Atwater
    Logistics/Supply Chain
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Overview


    Forklift Driver performs duties, takes and responsibilities associated with product movement within a warehouse/plant environment using RF system location devices to ensuring accuracy.




    • Operate forklift safely and timely
    • Drive inside the freezer warehouses and other areas as needed for extended periods of time, Zero degree Fahrenheit or below
    • Learn and apply all necessary shipping, inventory, staging, warehousing procedures
    • Learn and apply all stacking patterns for various size cases and stacking procedures for all material
    • Learn and apply all safety procedures in the warehouse, dock area, and Forklift battery changing area
    • Must know how to properly change Forklift battery
    • Learn and apply all paperwork procedures that are necessary in the areas of warehouse and shipping
    • Restack boxes that were poorly stacked or on a broken pallet, as needed
    • Follow company policies and safety procedures
    • Other duties that are reasonably associated with the above essential functions of the job
    • Report to supervisor if you have extra time or need another job assignment
    • Must be able to stack boxes as high as 80 inches

    Must follow RF practices and procedures which include the following:

    Scanning Basic:

    • Always drive with the Handheld Device or RF Scanner stored


    • Read the information on the screen while stopped
    • Point the laser (scanner) at the sign or label
    • When the beam is on the barcode, release the trigger to scan
    • A “positive” beep will be heard
    • Try scanning at a slight angle to the sign or label. Sometimes scanning straight, the label does not work as well


    • Never point the laser at another person or yourself
    • Never point the laser at someone’s eyes


    • Do not give your login and password to another person
    • Do not allow another lift operator or person to user your equipment, always logoff.
    • Do not attempt to remove components from the forklift
    • Completely log off system if not using the RF equipment
    • Check RF equipment and forklift before staring shift. If you   notice anything unusual report it immediately and do not use the equipment



    • Must have Highstacking and Rack Stacking experience   
    • Must have 2 years Forklift Driver experience
    • Must pass Forklift, Highstacking and Rack Stacking evaluation
    • Must pass Company’s Forklift certification course
    • Must be able to work in extreme cold temperatures
    • Must be able to read/write English
    • Must be able to work with other employees, departments and supervisors
    • Must be willing to work weekends and overtime as needed
    • Must maintain high quality and production standards
    • Reliable attendance is an essential function of the job

    Work Environment:

    • Frozen Storage 0 and below.
    • Industrial plant environment with related noise and temperatures.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to pass job specific Physical Ability Test (PAT)
    • Temperatures range from -10° to 50° degree Fahrenheit and acclimate to sudden changes in temperature
    • Noise produced by manufacturing machinery up to 92 decibels
    • Must be able to climb stairs up to 5ft daily
    • Must be able to (push up and) down dock plates
    • Must be able to do repetitive movements of bending, reaching up to 49” (shoulder height) overhead and forward up to 24”, pushing & pulling an average weight of  10 – (50) lbs.
    • Must be able to lift to (50) pounds
    • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time on concrete and/or metal grating
    • Requires climbing, standing, squatting, kneeling, bending, twisting, flexion/extension and cervical rotation of the neck, lifting and other physical movements to perform jobEmployment is contingent upon drug screen, background verification and skills test required for some positions. 



    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


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