• Warehouse Associate

    Job Locations US-OK-Okemah
    Requisition ID
    Manufacturing & Operations
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
    Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products, seeks a Warehouse Associatewith Forklift Experience to join our thriving Tube Plant team in Okemah, OK. This position requires a candidate that is able to work in a fast-paced environment and is looking to learn and grow with our company. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.

    With over 4,000 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
    We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.  We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
    - Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
    - Tobacco-free campuses
    - Health and wellness tools
    - Comprehensive benefit package 


    The Warehouse Associate must have Forklift Operator experience. Responsible for operating a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack, count and sort various grades of raw material. This position requires being accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and other power industrial equipment as necessary. 
    - Performing all required duties and tasks in accordance with Caraustar accounting policies and financial control procedures.
    - Checking vehicle and trailer to ensure the mechanical, safety and emergency equipment is in good working order.
    - Safely load, unload, move, stack, and stage sorted raw materials using a forklift, or other power industrial equipment as necessary.
    - Be physically able to assist with unloading tractor trailers and move pallets as necessary.
    - Requires repeatedly bending, twisting, turning, mounting and dismounting forklift and other power     industrial equipment throughout workday.
    - Dump/save boxes as necessary.
    -  Use radio frequency equipment for picking, receiving, put-away, and loading functions, as required.
    - Maintain the facility's equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.
    - Inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment as necessary.
    - Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions. Make sure that vehicle and loading equipment are    properly positioned and secured. Sit-down position for the Forklift Operator.
    - Maintain daily worksheet.
    - Report vehicle defects, incidents, traffic violations, or damage to vehicles.
    - Comply in all respects with the provisions of the Caraustar Standards of Business Conduct Policy required.
    - Maintain up-to-date forklift operating license as deemed necessary.
    - Working location and hours flexibility; working hours 40 hours+ as necessary
    - Good communication and organizational skills
    - Have exceptional judgment, ability, initiative, and aptitude in the carrying out of assignments with minimum direct supervision.​


    Job Requirements:
    High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
    Qualified forklift operator (Sit Down)
    Two (2) Years of experience operating a Forklift
    Must be able to work Monday through Friday with weekend work as necessary.
    Knowledge and ability to work safe in a team environment.
    Possess clear oral and written communication skills


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