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Forklift Operator (3rd shift) $18.25 + $1.50 Premium
Nation Pizza and Foods
Job Location: Schaumburg, IL

Position Summary:

The Forklift Operator is responsible for the loading and unloading of trucks, receiving, storing and distributing material and products to all departments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reads production schedule, customer orders, work orders, picklists, shipping orders or requisition to determine items to be moved, gathered or distributed.
  • Distributes materials and items from receiving or production areas to storage or to other designated areas.
  • Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves or in bins according to predetermined sequence such as size, type or product code.
  • Sorts and stores perishable goods in designated areas.
  • Maintains proper FEFO (First Expiration in First Out) staging at all times to ensure all items are staged in the order in which they expire (Oldest to Newest).
  • Processes and distributes requisitions, work orders, requests for materials, or other stock items to other departments.
  • Labels materials with barcodes containing identifying information (item, description, lot, use-by-date and pallet tag number) on inbound receipts.
  • Records amounts of materials or items received and/or distributed on count sheets and picklists.
  • Weighs or counts items for distribution within plant to ensure conformance to company standards.
  • Maintains inventory records through proper scanning, labeling and storage of product.
  • Performs weekly cycle counts of assigned area.
  • Completes daily forklift checklist at the beginning of each shift.
  • Reports any damage to forklifts, equipment, or product to supervisor immediately.
  • Submits requests to supervisor for any needed maintenance or repairs on forklifts.
  • Cross trains in all duties and responsibilities of all nonexempt Warehouse positions.
  • Suggests ways to control labor and supply costs as well as improve processes.
  • Ensures that all work activities are performed with attention to the highest standards for quality, safety and compliance with all appropriate legal and food safety requirements and a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Ensures that all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are followed.
  • Follows all company policies & procedures as well as the GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices).
  • Maintains a high level of safety awareness for an accident-free work place.
  • Reports any unsafe or hazardous work conditions or safety-related issues to Management.
  • Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.

Education, Skills and Experience:


  • High School or GED required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of previous stand up forklift experience is required for this position.

Skills and Experience:
  • A forklift certification is required from Nation Pizza and Foods within 48 hours of the start of their employment.
  • Previous standup forklift experience and experience with bar coding and automatic data collection would be helpful.
  • Ability to work overtime, irregular hours or rotating shifts.
  • Excellent organizational skills as well multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with basic office equipment.
  • Must understand numbers and apply basic statistics.
  • Ability to compute by adding, subtracting and averaging numbers.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, correlate, and present data.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills helpful.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of diverse individuals within the plant and corporate environments.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment.

Organizational Structure:

The Forklift Operator will report directly to the Warehouse Supervisor.


Average annual salary: $35,000 - $45,000/year which includes:

Hourly pay of $18.25-$19.75/hour, based on experience

Overtime after 40 hours per week; average work week 40-50 hours per week

Opportunities for advancement positions paying $50K-$60K/year


Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Voluntary Life) - 1st of the month following 60 days

PTO - 8 Personal after 60 days and begin earning additional PTO after 180 days of employment

  • 401K Saving and Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Work Schedule

5-day work week; Rotating

Work 8:30pm-5am or until the work is completed, typically 8-12 hours per day

Scheduled work days may include holidays, but will include holiday pay

Must be flexible with work schedule; scheduled work days/times can vary

Please apply by forwarding copy of resume or call Recruiting Department, 847-348-7179.


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