Forklift Operator

Job Locations US-CA-Visalia
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/8/2022 3:41 PM)
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Perfection Pet Foods, LLC (PPF) is a leading manufacturer and packager of private label and co-manufactured pet food and pet snack products.


State of the art manufacturing facility
Highly capable and versatile
High meat, Meat First, Super Premium diets
Soft-Moist pieces and traditional dry brown dog and cat kibble



Up to $21.50/hr. starting pay (depending on experience)

Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision Plan, and 401K w/ up to 4% Company Match (Medical plan is supplemented with HRA Benny card, funded by company, to pay for out of pocket medical expenses)
Vacation Pay, Sick Pay, Holiday Pay, Birthday Pay
Temporary pandemic pay increase for all essential roles
Up to $2/hr Production Bonus


Great pay.
Growing and Innovative Company


This is a mid-level position responsible for coordinating warehouse operational needs to meet the needs of production operations and plant shipping operations.  Strict compliance with the facility Food Safety and Quality Management System Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions is required.


  • Operate a forklift to move raw materials or finished products to the warehouse or onto trucks for distribution to customers.
  • Complete pre-trip inspections and maintain energy source for lift.
  • Operate, changeover, clean, troubleshoot, and maintain good housekeeping on palletizing equipment.
  • Inspect and assess quality to ensure standards are met for all product received into the warehouse.
  • Reject non-conforming product.
  • Complete and maintain quality inventory and preventative maintenance documentation.
  • Stack product required onto pallet according to the plant stacking requirements.
  • Must maintain warehouse in an organized and clean manner to ensure safety and good manufacturing processes.
  • Use scanning equipment to ensure accurate tracking of inventory within the facility.
  • Count packaging materials as requested by manager/supervisor.
  • Work as a team with other forklift operators to prevent line stoppages and improve operations.
  • Maintain work area in an organized and clean manner ensuring safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Meet or exceed performance goals, including pallets/labor hour, line loading, and truck turn time.
  • Interact with production, warehouse, quality control and maintenance personnel to maximize output and efficiency.
  • Perform manual labor.
  • Cross-train to perform other lift and off lift activities as required.
  • Train/Mentor new employees in the department with direction from the manager/supervisor.
  • Report any food safety issues, plant security breaches, attempts at product tampering or contamination, and/or other suspicious behavior observed to manager/supervisor.
  • Complete and comply with the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS), Daily Routine List (DRL), HACCP procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Compliance.
  • Maintain a food-safe sanitary environment at all times.
  • Complete records/quality checks with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Conduct hourly quality checks and inspect full goods and pallets or other raw materials, as necessary.
  • Monitor and track equipment downtime, equipment output and other key metrics.
  • Escalate any non-conforming product/equipment/material to the appropriate manager/supervisor immediately.
  • Follow Company’s quality assurance procedures and protocols at all times while on duty (eg. Labeling of containers, Inventory Control, PM programs).
  • Provide back-up support for other roles as necessary.
  • Available for overtime work on a scheduled or call-in basis as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.


  • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • General warehouse experience (e.g. shipping and receiving of goods).
  • Minimum three (3) years forklift experience with a solid safety record; experience in a fast-paced forklift environment preferred.
  • Exposure to manufacturing desired; experience in the food or beverage industry with knowledge of GMPs preferred.
  • Experience using hand pallet jack and electric pallet jack.
  • Experience packaging, loading, and off-loading goods.


  • Must be self-motivated, proactive and able to work independently and as a team.
  • Have demonstrated good work ethic.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.

Physical Requirments

  • Continuously stand/walk/bend/kneel/repetitive lifting throughout shift.
  • Regularly lift and/or move objects weighing up to and including 50 pounds.
  • Regularly lift and/or move objects weighing up to and including 60 pounds.
  • Regularly climb ladders and occasionally work and heights of 100 feet.


  • Regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts/machinery.
  • Regularly exposed to major amounts of dust.
  • Regularly exposed to moderate to severe noise levels.
  • Regularly exposed to outdoor/uncontrolled weather conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to chemicals used in the manufacturing process.

Note:  Valid Driver’s License required for insurance purposes. Plant Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of this position at any time.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs.  When appropriate, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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