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all the information and resources you need to start your career
as a forklift operator. Here you’ll find your state or provincial training requirements, information on forklifts and forklift job listings.
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Forklift Operator Job Description
A forklift operator’s job could consist of:
• operation of forklift equipment in a safe and careful manner
• filling out log/maintenance books
• use of computer and wireless scanner to keep track of products shipped
• shipping and receiving loading truck trailers in docking area
• organize and storage of products on pallets in warehouse
Learn more about the forklift operation job description here.
There is a large demand for forklift operators within North America in various applications, with both indoor and outdoor job sites. You must meet the basic qualifications, have basic forklift training and licensing which depend on which state you live in. Qualified forklift operators have excellent chances
at being hired over general labor positions.
Businesses that range from the small to large corporations are often looking for forklift operators. Temporary agencies are also always hiring qualified forklift operators, and these jobs often lead to full time employment with their clients. A worker who holds forklift-operating experience can often make more per hour.
Be sure to check out our Forklift Operator Jobs Board for daily updates on new jobs available to you. And don’t forget your free guide to help you in job interviews.
Forklift Operator Certification
In many states and in Canada, it is required by law that a forklift operator receives certification before using a forklift. In these cases, you must be properly trained and carries a certification card at all times you are using a forklift. Failure to do so could cause you to pay a heavy fine if caught or if involved
in an accident.
Forklift Operator Training
Training to operate a forklift usually involves both written and practical hands-on training.
Forklift safety, basic operation and forklift hazards are taught. As well, training in walk around forklift inspection before starting the machine and filling out the daily log book is needed. Hands-on lessons include driving the forklift and lifting and stacking bins or boxes on pallets. Other topics in training include:
• Proper forklift operation techniques
• Loading and unloading practices
• Emergency prevention and response
• Hazardous material transportation
• The principles of warehouse and inventory leadership.
Sometimes additional training is provided by the employer when you are hired for the job at hand.
Be sure to check your specific state or province above to find a training facility near you.
Types of Forklift Equipment
There are several kinds of forklift equipment for the various industries available. Operators can
be certified in one type of machine or several models. Just some of the kinds of equipment are:
• Counterbalance forklift (also known as a Tow Motor or tractor)
• Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Reach
• Order picker or Cherry picker
• Walkie Pallet
As well, forklifts can be powered by diesel, propane and electric, depending on the application. Specialty forklifts are also available: for example in a cold storage warehouse a forklift with a heated cab for the operator.
If you’ve made the decision to start a new career as a certified forklift operator - congratulations!
This is a growing field that is looking for certified operators so you will have an excellent opportunity in getting
a forklift job. Forklift operators can make good money -
up to $25 an hour or more!
You can learn more about the basics of forklifts and what kinds of forklifts there are from the “Forklift Basics” link
in the menu bar above.
Forklift training requirements do vary from state to state, so be sure to select your state from the map below to view all of the details needed. Also you will be shown listings
for a forklift training center near you.
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A forklift operator is a person who is trained to operate a forklift or lift truck to move product and materials short distances. It is extremely important that anyone who operates these complex machines is fully trained and in many cases licensed for the job. In almost any factory, warehouse, job site or retail location a forklift will often be used. Which is why forklift operators are always
in demand across North America.
Requirements for training and possible licensing for operating a forklift vary from state to state
in America so it’s important to find out what regulations are needed.
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