• Equipment Operator

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

    Grow with Caraustar
    If you ask our associates what they like most about Caraustar, you’ll hear a consistent answer: the people. That’s no surprise. At Caraustar, our people drive our success. And with more than 4,000 associates in locations across the U.S., we need a vast range of talent and skillsets to grow and thrive. That’s where you come in! We invite you to explore available opportunities at Caraustar. Follow the Star!   
    Our Company
    Established in 1938, Caraustar is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products.  We focus on providing our customers exceptional service and value through environmentally sound, innovative products and services. We take pride in being an industry leader through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
    Our Common Purpose
    There's a reason so many choose to grow their career at Caraustar. No matter who you are or what your role, the work you do affects the global environment – from customer service experts working one-on-one to enhance the customer experience to manufacturing professionals who turn refuse into renewable resources. At Caraustar, we are more than a workplace; we are a community with a common purpose.
    Our Star Business System
    Innovation runs through the veins of our organization – from green design and materials to capital investment and technology. Our Star Business System provides a disciplined framework for our work by maximizing each employee’s potential while teaching world-class business and management skills.


    PURPOSE:The Forklift Operator is 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.  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES·         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 Gaylord 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.·         On a daily basis, 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.·         Maintain daily worksheet.·         Report vehicle defects, incidents, traffic violations, or damage to vehicles. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES·         Comply in all respects with the provisions of the Caraustar Standards of Business Conduct Policy required.·         Maintain up-to-date forklift operating license·         Work hours (7am-5pm); 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.


    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE·         High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.·         Qualified forklift operator.·         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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