Fork Lift Driver - 1st shift at Prairie Farms

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Location: Lafayette, Indiana





Job Description:

*Note - This is an opening in our Freezer Warehouse. You will be exposed to very cold temperature conditions (-20º below 0 F).

What is a Freezer Fork Lift Driver/Operator?

A Freezer Fork Lift Driver/Operator at Ice Cream Specialties (a subsidiary of Prairie Farms Dairy) must safely operate a verity of fork lifts in order to complete orders for outbound product to customers inside the Distribution/Freezer Warehouse.

This is a 1st shift role: Monday - Friday and some mandatory Saturdays: 8:00 AM EST - 4:00 PM EST


What does Ice Cream Specialties make and distribute from their Lafayette, IN facility?

Ice Cream Specialties, Lafayette, produces ice cream novelties for external customers (or private label customers), as well as our own brand, North Star. This Lafayette branch distributes products such as: ice cream cones, popsicles, fudge bars, ice cream bars, doggie sundaes, and ice cream sandwiches, as well as multi-packs for large "club" distributors.

What are the responsibilities of a Freezer Fork Lift Operator?


  • Receive all inbound product (from our internal production facility)

  • Organize inbound product into the freezer warehouse

  • Assure all inbound counts are correct and all rotation criteria are met

  • Pick orders and stage as per customer request

  • Inspect for proper temperature settings and cleanliness of equipment prior to loading, and correct operation for SAFE work

  • Confirm proper shipping procedures

  • Other duties assigned by supervisor

What are the essential Skills and experience needed to be a Fork Lift Operator?


  • Must pass internal written exam and receive certification

  • Ability to operate machinery involved in the trailer loading process

  • Ability to take orders and follow directions

  • Navigate a ladder and stairs

  • Average math, writing and reading skills for inventory and tracking purposes

  • Hand and wrist movement to grasp, hold and move product consistently

  • Good time management skills

  • Strong team player mentality

  • Communication skills: ability to communicate with all fellow freezer personnel


  • The ability to work weekends and overtime until job function is complete is necessary!


What is the work environment for a Freezer Fork Lift Operator at Ice Cream Specialties?

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to very cold temperature conditions (-20º below 0 F). The noise level in can also vary within the building and can be extremely loud.

What are the physical demands of the job?

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to work standing for long periods of time. Must be able to stoop, kneel, reach, lift and must be able to work under these conditions every day. This job requires frequent lifting and stacking of product up to 50 lbs; stacking anywhere between 400-500 cases of product per shift. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. This position requires good corrected hearing.