Forklift Operator

Forklift Operator

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  • Lathrop, CA
  • Job ID: 163672
  • Pay: $17.25/hr

Balance Staffing

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We are seeking a skilled Sit-Down Forklift Operator to join our team. As a Sit-Down Forklift Operator, you will play a crucial role in our logistics and warehouse distribution center by safely and efficiently operating a sit-down forklift to stack pallets up to 4 levels high.


  • Operate sit-down forklift to safely and efficiently move materials and products throughout the warehouse.
  • Stack pallets up to 4 levels high according to stacking guidelines and safety regulations.
  • Load and unload trucks, containers, and storage areas with accuracy and care.
  • Conducted pre-operational checks on equipment and performed routine maintenance tasks as needed.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Collaborate with warehouse team members to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in work areas.
  • Assist with other warehouse duties as assigned by the Warehouse Manager.


  • Proven experience operating sit-down forklifts in a warehouse or distribution center setting.
  • Ability to stack pallets up to 4 levels high with precision and attention to detail.
  • Strong understanding of warehouse safety protocols and procedures.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work well within a team.
  • Flexibility to work overtime and weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using RF scanners and warehouse management systems.
  • Knowledge of inventory management principles.
  • Experience in a similar role within the logistics or distribution industry.

Balance Staffing is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00-$17.25 per hour

Shift: Mornings, Mon-Fri, some OT on Saturdays as needed.

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