McGee Enterprises, Inc.

Heavy Forklift Operator

Job Description

We have an immediate need for 1st shift (6:00pm-6:00pm Monday-Friday) forklift operators. Qualified candidates MUST have on-the-job experience operating forklifts. In addition you must have a clean criminal history and be able to pass pre-employment & random drug screening. Please submit a current detailed resume including professional references for consideration. Job descriptions below.

Heavy forklift operator (receiving) – experience operating large forklifts and able to safely handle various types, shapes and length material (from pallet size up to approx. 80 foot long material) or experience operating large forklifts and able to safely handle various types, shapes and length material (from pallet size up to approx. 80 foot long material). Will also learn to operate Blastec shot last unit. May cross train to paint material.

Job Summary:

Has the authority to Operate electric, gasoline, or diesel-powered forklift trucks.

Maintain good attendance and reliability.

Essential Job Functions and Qualifications

Safety and Housekeeping

  1. Inspect the vehicle at the beginning of the shift. Fill out checklist and turn in to Production Manager daily. Report any defects to your supervisor immediately.
  2. Only qualified and designated employees are permitted to operate vehicle. No one except the operator is permitted to ride on such vehicles.
  3. Use extreme caution when operating in the vicinity of people. Keep your vehicle under control at all times and operate at speeds that will enable you to stop immediately in the event of an emergency.
  4. Be sure the loads are proper as to capacity, balance, and projections. Use proper warning flag on extended loads.
  5. When leaving vehicles unattended, must be sure to shut off motor and apply brakes. Lower the forks to completely touch the floor or ground.
  6. Always shut off the motor when refueling.
  7. Properly clamp and secure fuel tanks.
  8. Be responsible for the proper and safe piling of material.
  9. Move and store material in a manner so that the material is not bent or damaged.
  10. Place dunnage in a manner so that material is not bent.
  11. Keep designated areas and aisles clear.
  12. Do not walk, drive or park under suspended loads.
  13. Spread the forks to suit the load width. Lift, lower, and carry loads with the mast vertical or tilted back, never forward.
  14. Keep the vehicle free from all objects and materials that are not essential to the normal and successful operation of the vehicle.
  15. Use extreme caution in poor weather/ lighting conditions.
  16. Be aware and responsible of surrounding environment and safety orientated with this environment.
  17. Have an “ear” for potential forklift problems by being able to describe and the current forklift issue.
  18. Maintain good housekeeping, keeping forklift clean, and plate storage area neat and orderly at all times.

Pulling Material

  1. Accurately pull materials from the plate area using pull sheets. Pull only what’s on the list. Do not substitute without proper authorization.
  2. Clearly and correctly mark each piece that is returned to stock according to CM Steel procedures, or color code, immediately.
  3. All materials are to be properly marked and properly stored.
  4. Any markings on the material must be visible at all times.
  5. Quality of work must be assured before sending to next operation.
  6. If material is pulled for a job number or a shop order, write the job number or shop order number on the material before it’s taken into the shop.
  7. Quality of work must be assured before sending to next operation.


  1. Maintain an accurate inventory of plate areas.
  2. Remove drops from the shop and return them to plate storage or scrap daily.
  3. Do not return drops to the plate storage that have not been properly marked..
  4. Take a physical inventory as required.


  1. Be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs over shoulder height frequently.
  2. Be able to speak and understand enough English to accurately follow basic instructions.
  3. Accurately and properly clock in and out on all different jobs and all shop orders worked on.
  4. Work required hours to help meet production schedule and satisfy the needs of internal customers.
  5. Perform other duties as required by management.

Machine Operator

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