Forklift Operator

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Date: Oct 11, 2017

Location: Tacoma, WA, US

Company: Dart Container

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.

Responsible for a variety of general material handling duties, including the movement of finished goods from manufacturing to the time of shipping.

Day-to-Day Role:


  • Comply with good manufacturing practices (GMP) as required.
  • Comply with Dart Container's policies and procedures.
  • Operate forklift/clamp to pick, pull and load finished goods product for internal or external customers.
  • Inspect and prepare an in/outbound product for storage or shipment in accordance to Warehouse procedures.
  • Follow radio frequency WMS (warehouse management system) to ensure that products are shipped and received accurately.
  • Conduct Vehicle Inspection Reports on any vehicle operated in the course of the job duties and reporting mechanical problems promptly.
  • Stack product in a uniform and damage free condition reporting all problems to the appropriate people in order to minimize damage; warehouse cleaning as required and in preparation for audits/inspections.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to load up to 3500 cube on a trailer efficiently.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to identify problems while receiving/shipping to ensure inventory accuracy.
  • Perform the general duties of the job as well as other duties as assigned to accommodate the needs of the business.
  • Maintain product quality, safety and legality.

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:


  • Demonstrate 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 work overtime as needed.
  • Abiltiy to work weekends as needed.
  • Ability to operate a forklift/clamp in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division for loading, unloading, and inventory purposes.
  • Ability to communicate job specific processes, using both verbal and written communication skills.
  • Two (2) years experience in a warehouse environment.
  • Two (2) years experience in operating a Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) or Forklift

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 (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at  Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

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Nearest Major Market: Tacoma

Job Segment: Warehouse, Equipment Operator, Forklift, Manufacturing

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