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Forklift Operator

Date: Jul 28, 2021

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Company: Dart Container

Starting pay at $15.69 per hour, more for experience!  Multiple shifts available.

Walk in for an on-the-spot interview at our Dallas location, 4444 W Ledbetter Dr. Dallas, TX 75236, every Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm. 

Responsible for a wide variety of general material handling duties, including sorting and stacking product and movement of raw materials and finished goods through the plant using Powered Industrial Truck (PIT). Reports non-conformances concerning product safety, quality and legality. 

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Operate forklift equipment including electric forklifts and electric pallet jacks
  • Service various production departments with packaging materials and raw materials. Load and unload trucks with materials. Transport finished goods and/or scrap around plant
  • Read schedules and accurately record movement of packaging materials on movement sheets using basic math to account for moving materials
  • Responsible for the general maintenance of the forklift, lift and battery logs and reporting mechanical problems promptly
  • Operate carousel, assist in clearing jams, palletize cases, wrap pallets, baler, trach compactor and run production tickets
  • Coordinate with Quality Control to ensure that tagged products are held properly and accurately entered into the system
  • Inventory materials on work floor and supply workers on lines and/or grinding area with materials as needed. Fill and maintain acceptable levels of supplies within equipment to ensure continuous operations
  • Stack product in a uniform and damage free condition, reporting all problems to the appropriate people in order to minimize “system” damage
  • Participate in small group improvement teams
  • Assist Plant Management in analyzing available space for materials and reposition materials in order to accomplish space needed. Notify receiving supervisors or clerks of location of materials for inventory log
  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements.
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards
  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • Six (6) months relevant warehouse and/or forklift experience 
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues
  • Ability to obtain Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) license
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations and dimensional counting skills
  • May be required to work additional hours including weekends, holidays, and/or overtime


Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz for assistance.


Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Warehouse, Equipment Operator, Plant Manager, Forklift, Manufacturing