Forklift Operator - Nashville, TN

About WestRock
WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at

Forklift Operator - Nashville, TN

707 19th Ave North
Nashville, Tennessee, 37203
United States

The Opportunity:
The forklift Operator is responsible for operating and managing industrial trucks to load and unload materials and deliveries and move them to and from storage areas, machines and loading docks, into railroad cars or trucks or storage areas. They are responsible for all activities associated with safely operating and caring for the forklift and the proper operation of the forklift at our facility in addition to participating in cross training efforts for specific plant needs and sharing those duties with other drivers.  Duties include the completion of all required quality tests and inspections and notifying supervisors of any observed concerns in the production area related to either product handled or the safety of the facility. 

•  Load/Unload trailers in a safe manner
•  Material grading
•  Placing processed material into inventory storage
•  Monitor bale weights
•  Complete all appropriate paperwork
•  Perform pre-shift forklift inspection
•  Perform routine preventive maintenance
•  Maintains a basic knowledge of operations and procedures in all production departments.
•  Maintain safe and clean work environment
•  Completes all assigned trainings.
•  Active participant in the Health and Safety programs of WestRock
•  Performs other job duties as needed.
What You Need to Succeed:
•  Must have high school diploma or G.E.D.
•  Must have ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondences and memos.
•  Must have ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
•  Must have ability to perform intermediate arithmetic dealing with decimals, fractions, ratios, etc.
•  Must pass basic reading test.
•  Must pass background check and pre-employment drug screening
•  Must be willing to work overtime as needed.
•  Must be able to maintain good attendance.
•  Must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Employee is required to: stand, talk, see, be mobile and hear.
What we offer:
A culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

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