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Forklift Operator

Date: Mar 20, 2021

Location: Horse Cave, KY, US

Company: Dart Container

We have an opportunity for you!

At Dart, we strive to hire people who are passionate about their work and excited to be a part of a growing, innovative company. And we know that most people want more out of their jobs than just a paycheck – Come Join Our Team!


Starting Pay: $16.69 with a chance to earn more based on experience and shift! Shift premiums up to an additional $2.00 per hour!

A Day in the Life at Dart:

No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Dart Container means being a part of a team. As a valued member of that team, your day-to-day role will be:

  • Perform safety check on forklift or squeeze lift and fills out and signs safety check list.
  • Production:
    • Use a forklift to pick up and move supply materials into the production staging area.
    • Some departments stack and/or wrap finished product.  Using a forklift move finished product from production staging area to the warehouse or onto shuttle trailers.
    • During change-overs remove supply materials and finished product. Supply lines with appropriate materials for the next production run.
    • Stock line supplies on racks such as bagger film, shrink wrap and box tape.   
  • Warehouse:
    • Safely and accurately fill external customer orders and load tractor trailers for delivery.
    • Report documented start/stop times for customer orders.
    • Retrieve requested type and number of cases of product.
    • Sweep/clean each trailer prior to loading product.
    • Connect dock plates for trailers backed into the warehouse dock.
    • Control operation of the lights at each entry point used to signal the drivers when it is safe to pull away from the dock.
  • Change forklift batteries as needed each shift.
  • Perform other duties within the employee’s training and skills as directed by Supervision or Department Manager.


Who is our ideal candidate?

Our ideal candidate will live our Values, Culture and Philosophy. They will place safety above all else and seek the best way to do things rather than accept the status quo. The ideal candidate understands that a positive outlook, big picture thinking, and effectively working with others will set the stage for long term success for both themselves and the business.

  • Demonstrate minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues.
  • Three (3) months of fork/squeeze truck or related experience.
  • Three (3) months of manufacturing/distribution experience required.
  • Math skills to include simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Ability to work weekend as needed.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment.


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

SAP experience


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.


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