Leprino Foods

  • Forklift Operator- Roswell, NM- $18.42 Hourly

    Job Locations US-NM-Roswell
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    2 weeks ago(3/5/2019 6:40 PM)
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Production Operations
  • Overview

    Leprino Foods Company, a global leader in the dairy food and ingredient industry, is seeking a Forklift Operator to join our team located in Roswell, NM. Leprino Foods is the world's largest supplier of mozzarella cheese and one of the largest suppliers of premium dairy nutrition ingredients. Our customers and business partners span the globe and include many of the world's largest food companies, restaurant chains and distributors.

    As a Forklift Operator you will be responsible for inspecting document numbers, checking shipping instruction text, inspecting product for any damage, looking over product specification placards, and retrieving product from coolers, freezers or the powder room. This position is responsible for truck loading and unloading, matching trailer numbers with the tractor number and moving product to correct locations.

    If you have experience as a Forklift Operator, this may be the opportunity you have been seeking. We offer a comprehensive total compensation package which includes; competitive wages, full benefits, bonus program, 401k employer match and profit sharing.


    Job Responsibilities:

    • Stage and load outgoing cheese, processing and whey products.
    • Supply Cheese, Processing and Whey Departments with packaging and other supplies as needed.
    • Place finished products in respective warehouse pallet racks (freezer/cooler/dry warehouse)
    • Perform general cleaning of freezer, cooler and warehouse.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Perform other duties as assigned by Forepersons and Supervisors.
    • Ability to properly and safely operate a forklift.
    • Candidate must possess good communication skills.
    • Have the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work in freezer -20 degrees Fahrenheit.


    Minimum Qualifications:


    • Ability to perform essential job functions safely.
    • One year prior manufacturing experience and at least one (1) year of forklift operation experience.
    • Experience operating a standup forklift preferred.
    • Possess or have the ability to possess Class "A" Lincese.
    • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
    • Must be able to work Sunday - Saturday, off-shifts, weekends, holidays, and required overtime to support a 24 hour/7 day operation.
    • Must be able to work a minimum of 8.5 hours.
    • Demonstrated ability to complete work assignments with high degree of accuracy


      Language and Technical Skills

      • Good communication skills
      • Able to read, write, and speak the English language
      • Able to read, write, and perform intermediate mathematical calculations
      • Must be able to maintain accurate records 

      Reasoning Ability

      • Good time management skills
      • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
      • Able to interpret data and make necessary decisions


      Physical Demands and Work Environment

      • This position will be exposed inside ambient temperatures and may include  a wet / slippery environment with loud noise in varying degrees of temperature
      • Specific vision may be required for this position, including close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception, and the ability to read computer screens for extended time periods
      • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds or more
      • Bending, squatting, reaching, and climbing up stairs/ladders are required throughout the shift.
      • Standing and walking are required throughout the shift.


      Leprino Foods Company is an equal opportunity employer who supports a drug-free workplace. EOE/AA

    Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com


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