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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

Universal Forest Products Gordon, PA

Gordon, PA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED



* Minimum 9th grade basic education; preferred High school diploma (GED) or equivalent.

* Prefers 6 months to 1 year of experience driving a forklift or operating similar equipment.

* Working knowledge of basic math and inventory techniques

* Successfully complete Forklift Driver licensing process

Skills and abilities

* Ability to work in a safe manner

* Ability to recognize size/grade/quality of material

* Ability to estimate approximate weight of material

* Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions

* Demonstrate ability to stack material properly

* Ability to pay attention to surroundings

* Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions

* Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English; ability read and write basic English

* Ability to frequently get on and off a forklift, to withstand operations in rough surfaces, to work in a wide range of weather condition, and operate a forklift for extended periods of time.

* Demonstrate eye-hand coordination

* Ability to work under immediate supervision

* Ability to pass a drug test

* Ability to work hours mandated by management


* Safety conscious

* Team player and goal oriented

* Leads by example and positive attitude

* Participates in Safety and CI programs

* Punctual and reliable

* Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results

* Loads and unloads trucks and rail cars
* Moves material and other products from storage to work areas and vice versa are required.
* Breaks packs to correct size and labels material before loading product on a truck or rail car
* Provides general preventive maintenance on equipment.
* Completes pre-shift/startup equipment checklist and reports any problems or concerns.
* Maintains yard organized and clean.
* Completes paperwork are required.
* Empty trash and wood hoppers.
* Follows forklift rules and policies as described by Company policy.
* Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings.
* Performs other duties as required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Additional Benefits

Employee Stock Purchase Plan