US Cold Storage

  • Forklift Operator/Driver

    City US-TN-La Vergne
    Job ID
    Location Name
    La Vergne
  • Overview

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    Open positions are currently for 2nd and 3rd shift only.

    2nd Shift: 2pm – 10:30pm, M-F, +OT, and weekends as needed

    3rd Shift: 10pm – 6:30am, Su-Th, +OT, and additional days as needed.

    Note: Start times, days, and hours can changing depending on business needs.



    Under general supervision will operate a Raymond stand-up double reach forklift to perform the following tasks: pallet put away, pallet picking, case picking, receiving, shipping and other duties as assigned.  


    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ability to work in a cold environment. -10 degrees to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Safely drive and operate a stand up forklift while performing duties such as case picking and full pallet picking and/or putaway.
    • Safely handles various materials or products using a stand up forklift inside freezers, coolers and on the dock.
    • Adheres to all Safety checks and rules.
    • Notifies immediate supervisor about unsafe or unhealthy conditions observed in the workplace and reports all incidents and accidents immediately.
    • Receive, store, stage and load products.
    • Responsible for learning all procedures with handling the product (picking, put-a-way, etc.).
    • Use of RF scanners to receive, store or transport products.
    • Report all product shortages, damages and any questionable product or storage condition.
    • Completion of the pre-operational checklist for all equipment used.
    • Assemble, check and load product on delivery trucks accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Operation of forklift, pallet jacks, stretch wrap machines, tilt tables and garbage compactor.
    • Perform all necessary cleaning and organizing functions.
    • Maintain a high standard of Food Safety and Legality.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here 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 to perform the essential functions.

    • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to frequently use his hands, fingers and reach with arms. The employee must be capable of lifting or moving 50 pounds or more.

    Work Environment

         The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

         The noise level can be loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme cold conditions.


    The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below are representative of the qualifications required to successfully perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


    • Background/drug Testing required.
    • Ability to perform repetitive work in a fast paced environment and capable of the defined physical activities (lifting, bending, carrying, pushing, pulling, etc.).
    • Ability to work in an industrial environment with cold temperatures.
    • Ability to follow direction and carryout work assignments.
    • Experience with standup double reach forklift. Raymond preferred but not required.
    • Must be comfortable stacking pallets in racks 30+ feet high.
    • Basic math and counting skills.
    • Excellent attendance.
    • Must be at least 18 years of age


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