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Afternoon Shipping Forklift Operator $17.19

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: North Aurora, IL, US

Company: Dart Container

We are hiring a Shipping Forklift Operator on the afternoon shift from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with a start rate of $17.19/hour.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Responsible for loading assorted production into trailers for shipping.  Shipper will use bill-of-lading, specifying trailer and products to be loaded, and will operate a fork-lift or clamp-truck for loading.  Shipper may have to manually stack production into trailers to ensure effective space utilization.
  • Responsible for ensuring any “special instructions” on the bills of lading are followed. Responsible for making load adjustments to ensure priority shipments are completed.  After loading is complete Shipper will return checked off bill-of-lading.
  • Responsible for loading scrap materials to include cardboard, film and cores.  Shipper will properly dispose of packing/shipping materials.
  • Responsible for coordinating with Shipping Supervisor regarding shipping needs.
  • Must inspect fork-lift/clamp-truck at the beginning and end of each shift and complete the "Electric Truck Driver's Daily Check Sheet". Responsible for changing fork-lift and squeeze lift batteries as necessary.
  • Responsible for general housekeeping and area cleanliness; sweeps trailers prior to loading.
  • Will conduct physical inventory of product and materials throughout the warehouse.
  • Will assist with the movement of materials and product throughout the plant as needed. This could include taking finished product from the Production/Print Departments floors, determining where it will be placed in the warehouse, and storing it properly. He/she may also supply the lines with needed materials as requested.
  • May perform the duties of Receiver as needed. This includes unloading and storing received materials and products.


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following: 

  • Six (6) months previous shipping/receiving experience, including experience loading/unloading trucks, is required.
  • Previous experience using a fork-lift. Must obtain and maintain OSHA fork-lift certification through Dart.
  • Ability to utilize equipment including dock plates/leveler, hand carts, hydraulic pallet jacks, batteries, battery chargers, and brooms.
  • Ability to apply and understand addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in order to determine the amount of product or materials to place in or remove from an area.




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: Chicago

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