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Forklift Driver II at Goodwill Industries of SE WIS

Posted in General Business 5 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Romeoville, Illinois

Job Description:

The Forklift Driver II meets customer needs and achieve established quality control standards. Is self-directed and requires minimal amount of daily supervision.


Responsible for the efficient movement, organization and warehousing of product in accordance with Goodwill Process Standards. Meet customer needs and achieve established quality control standards. Keep equipment in good working order while assuring a safe work environment. Is self-directed and requires minimal amount of daily supervision.


1. Consistently meets or exceeds established standards.

2. Performs training, at the direction of supervision, to all employees ensuring good practices are understood and applied.

3. Demonstrates ability to work independently, as well part of a team and is self-directed in workload. Works with supervisor/lead to ensure work is at a steady pace.

4. Maintain organization of assigned area contributing to an efficient workflow.

5. Follow defined processes for protection and usage of high value company assets including but not limited to transportation fleet, forklifts, balers and other equipment.

6. Maintain inventory control processes (First In First Out).

7. Contribute to continuous improvement by suggesting improvements in material flow and job tasks and maintenance of equipment used (forklifts, balers, etc.) to management.

8. Communicate supply needs to management.

9. Ensure accuracy of incoming and outgoing material.

10. Secure freight inside trailers using appropriate tools and supplies.

11. Meet assigned productivity goals by utilizing best practices.

12. Complete logs and reports as directed.

13. Maintain organization and supply of operating materials.

14. Operate equipment in accordance with safety guidelines, including the use of protective equipment.

15. Maintain accurate production records.

16. Other duties as assigned.


• Work a varied schedule and have flexible hours.

• Forklift usage up to 85% of the day.

• Prior work experience must include roles with forklift usage up to 50% of the day.

• Experience working with machinery preferred, but not required.

• Must have reliable transportation to travel between Goodwill locations during shift, as needed.

• Able to complete and retain forklift certification.


• Maintain safety and quality guidelines.

• Prioritize multiple work assignments and competing priorities.

• Consistently provide the highest levels of customer service by meeting Retail standards/expectations and Goodwill's Values.

• Communicate to customers, donors, employees and visitors in a professional and pleasant manner.

• Follow established security procedures.

• Maintain confidentiality of business results.

• Basic reading, writing, and math skills.


• Able to stand or be stationary for eight or more hours.

• Able to lift 75 pounds and push and/or pull cages weighing 600 pounds.

• Good hand/eye coordination. Small finger dexterity for some functions.

• Able to observe and remove materials to meet production and quality standards.

• Able to hear and respond to warning signals and/or alarms.

• Able to work in an environment that includes varying temperatures, dust, handling of unwashed clothing and loud noise.

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