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Job Title: Forklift Driver (NSC)
Career Type: Frontline
Location: Bakersfield, CA
 
Bolthouse Farms is a farm located in California's fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super-premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms® brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt dressings and extra virgin olive oil vinaigrettes. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. The company was acquired by Campbell Soup Company on Aug. 6, 2012. To learn more about the company's mission and see the entire line of current products, visit www.bolthouse.com

JOB DESCRIPTION: 
The Forklift Driver will drive electric powered or propane powered industrial truck with lifting devices such as a forklift to push, pull, lift, stack, tier or move products, material, and equipment. This person will be responsible to obtain and transport proper packaging supplies to production staging area from warehouse storage, as well as transport pallets of finished product from production to shipping areas in a timely manner. 
JOB DUTIES: 
Responsible for heavy equipment operation, including forklifts, yard lifts, pallet jacks, and shuttle trucks
Collect, rotates, dumps and stores raw-product into cull trailers, rotates stock in cold storage on rare occasion, inventories stock in cold storage, and accomplishes all other tasks requiring the use of specified heavy equipment
Obtain supplies from warehouse storage racks for production and transport to appropriate staging areas as required
Remove packing, banding and place in proper receptacles, remove empty pallets, cardboard packing, and strapping to the dumpster or other appropriate receptacles
Transport pallets of finished product from production to shipping areas with Forklift
Open loading dock doors, set dock plate, inspect empty trailers at the loading dock to insure they are clean and clear before loading
Inspect vehicle at beginning and end of each shift
Perform other duties as assigned


REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Current driver's license, appropriate training and certifications 
Ability to communicate effectively
Good mathematical skills
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  
Forklift certification is required
High School Diploma or equivalent; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
1 to 2 years verifiable forklift experience
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Six months to one year experience in a production facility
Bilingual (English / Spanish)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Environmental exposure- cold/wet conditions (40 ° or below)
Material exposure-moving mechanical parts
Occasional exposure to fumes, airborne particles and vibrations
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
HOURS & WORKDAY:
2nd shift, Monday through Friday, when business requires overtime and weekends will be mandatory


 
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