Heavy Forklift Operator

Job Summary:

The primary job responsibilities include operating up to 50 Ton forklifts and assuring the safe loading, unloading, and storage of materials for shipment or shop fabrication use. This position reports to the yard supervisor and facility Superintendent.

Essential Functions:

  • Support all TTI/FSS Company and OSHA Safety Policies to ensure they are followed
  • Always possess exceptional equipment operational and safety skills
  • Load and unload materials and merchandise from outgoing or incoming vehicles
  • Monitor and check loads to ensure all pieces are loaded/unloaded safely
  • Audit loading against shipping tickets/BOL to ensure all components make it on the loads and/or relay any issues to the Yard Supervisor and Superintendent
  • Ensure equipment is kept up with safety guidelines and preventive maintenance
  • Ensure shop needs to facilitate production are met daily
  • Perform daily safety and maintenance inspections on any equipment before operation
  • Locate and move stock of products to pallets or crates for storage or shipment
  • Transport raw materials to production workstations
  • Additional duties will be assigned as needed

Additional Duties:

  • Additional responsibilities or duties may be required as needed in support of company operations

Quality Standards

  • Identify damages and report shortages or quality deficiencies


 Teamwork is essential in this position and the Assistant Shop Superintendent must have a positive attitude and be able to work effectively with all departments, managers, and staff. Actively participate in Safety meetings and promote company safety culture while working closely with the safety department.


An individual must be able to perform each essential duty above average and always represent the company in a professional manner.  The requirements listed are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Education and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma
  • Relevant specialized training: igging, crane hand signals, and crane usage (Preferred)
  • Forklift certification (Required)

Language Skills

Must be able to communicate in a professional manner and show respect both orally or in written form effectively with co-workers, other departments, and managers.


Reports to Yard Manager, Shop Superintendent, and Shop Foreman

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