Forklift Operator/Material Handler

Title: Forklift Operator/Shipping Material Handler  

Department: Shipping   

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

 Status: Full-time



Reporting directly to the Warehouse Supervisor the Forklift Operator/Shipping Material Handler is responsible for verifying and maintaining records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, loading and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products.


High school diploma or GED and/or equivalent experience.

Kind & Length of Experience:

Must have competent skills in using computer software.


*Examine shipment contents and compare with records such as manifests, invoices, or orders to verify accuracy.

*Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.

*Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.

*Confer or correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.

*Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using hand tools, power tools, or postage meter.

*Contact carrier representatives to make arrangements or to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.

*Deliver or route materials to departments using hand truck, conveyor, or sorting bins.

*Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.

*Determine shipping methods, routes, or rates for materials to be shipped.

*Compute amounts, such as space available, shipping, storage, or demurrage charges, using computer or price list.

*Load trucks.

*In your absence you are to ensure that the tasks assigned to you are adequately covered by trained personnel. You are responsible to communicate and work with your manager to ensure your workload is covered when you are out.


*Other duties as required

Peter Cremer Training Required

*We will follow the company written training program for this position.

Customer Service, Teamwork & Code of Conduct *Maintain a safe, legal and environmentally protective operation

*Listen to our customers, suppliers and employees

*Respond quickly to customer concerns

*Follow set guidelines for GMP, quality and food safety requirements

*Maintain training on applicable procedures in quality, GMP, and food safety

*Report any food safety, security, and / or quality issues to management or the HACCP team to initiate action

*Provide flexible and innovative strategies to support new business opportunities

*Be cost effective in the utilization of our resources, thereby contributing to the profitability of Peter Cremer North America, LP and our customers

*Strive for continued improvement

*Willing and eagerness to learn

*Maintain positive “Can Do” attitude 


Apply for This Position

Peter Cremer North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer always interested in getting to know suitable candidates. To introduce yourself, please complete this online application. It includes an option to upload your résumé, as well, if you wish.

Our HR department reviews all applications and résumés and will contact the most qualified candidates for interviews. Please understand we have a high volume of inquiries and are unable to respond to phone calls regarding your application status.