• Forklift/Warehouse Associate

    Job Locations US-TN-Kingston Springs
    Requisition ID
    Manufacturing & Operations
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Caraustar Industries, Inc., an industry leader in paperboard products, seeks Entry Level Forklift Drivers to join our thriving team in Kingston Springs, TN.  This role works in our shipping/receiving department. This position is on our night shift, 7:00PM to 7:00AM.
    To our Forklift Operators, we offer:
    - Competitive pay plus a $500 signing bonus
    - 12 hour shifts with 3-4 day work weeks; long weekends every other week, less commute time!
    - Quick advancement opportunity
    - Medical, dental and vision coverage with employee contribution in 60 days
    - 401(k) with 5% company match
    - Vacation time
    - Personal time

    Caraustar Industries, Inc. is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. We aim to be a socially responsible corporation, and remain committed to environmentally sound practices while providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar serves the four principal recycled boxboard product end-use markets: tubes and cores; folding cartons; gypsum facing paper and specialty paperboard products. For more about us, please visit our website at 


    - Responsible for reviewing and preparing all shipments according to the shipment calendar.
    - Work with incoming and outbound trucking companies on scheduled pick-ups and deliveries.
    - Loading and unloading of shipments as per the bills of lading.
    - Proper storage and warehousing of materials according to warehouse layout.
    - Delivery of incoming materials to required departments.
    - Review of documentation for accuracy prior to all shipments leaving the building.
    - Assist Warehouse Lead with any required procedures.
    - Examines own work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
    - Ensures correct shipments of orders.
    - Operates forklift truck safely.
    - Inspects forklift trucks according to policy standard for safe operation and reporting of damaged equipment.
    - Maintains a clean and safe warehousing environment.
    - Communicates company safety and procedures to all visitors received in the warehouse including truck drivers and contractors.
    - Reports all food safety and quality problems to the Quality Team.
    - May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned


    - 5 years minimum experience in a warehouse environment supporting a manufacturing plant
    - Maintain up-to-date forklift operating license using various forklift trucks such as stand-up, sit-down, etc.
    - Working off-shift work hours 7:00 AM -7:00 PM or 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM, 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 minimal direct supervision.


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