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Forklift Operator

Job Number:  31981
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Autosystems America, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Group Description: The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.

Role Summary

A Forklift Operator, or Material Handler, is a certified warehouse or manufacturing associate responsible for controlling heavy machinery to move materials around a work site. Their duties include preparing merchandise and securing it for safe, easy transport, using radio communications to determine priorities and performing regular machine maintenance on forklifts and other tools.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the daily activities of material handling within the department or assigned area and overall safety.
  • Ensure partials containers are consolidated and properly stored per floor plan during changeovers.
  • Ensure all materials are stored in proper location, including WIP lanes. If location not available notify appropriate supervisor.
  • Perform material/line changes as required to meet production schedule.
  • Control and properly store all packaging material for your assigned area(s).
  • Ensure all product is properly labeled prior to moving it to the next operation.
  • Ensure all Finished Goods pallets are secured/buckled prior to moving from end of line where applicable.
  • Maintain all safety / emergency access routes.
  • Take ownership of the plant floor plan and ensure it is being followed.
  • Ensure housekeeping and safety standards are maintained, including emptying of trash bins periodically in your assigned areas(s).
  • Make suggestions for Continuous Improvement.
  • Lead coordination of changeovers of material with supervisor and spider to ensure material is properly prepared in a timely manner.
  • Completion of pre-shift Forklift/Reach Truck Operator daily checklist.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Valid Forklift/Reach Truck License required.
  • 1year Forklift driving experience

Additional Information

  • Candidate must demonstrate a proven track record in performance and attendance in current position.
  • Aptitude for working with numbers and a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to problem solve effectively.
  • Ability to take initiative and follow through to job completion.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to think ahead in fast pace environment.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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