Forklift Driver

Berea, KY
about 2 months ago
Full time role


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Job Description

About the Role: 

As a Forklift Driver at AppHarvest, you will be joining a team at the forefront of reinventing sustainable agriculture by assisting the Logistics Team with the day-to-day operation of the logistics department including loading, unloading, receiving, replenishment, and selection at one of our state-of-the-art greenhouses.

What You’ll Do:  

  • Operate lifting equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks to load, unload, and transport material 
  • Perform preventative and routine maintenance on equipment such as cleaning, lubricating, recharging, fueling, and replacing liquefied-gas tanks 
  • Weigh materials or products and record weight or other production data on tags or labels 
  • Inspect product load for accuracy and safely move it through the facility to ensure timely and complete delivery 
  • Ensure all work performed is completed in accordance with AppHarvest’s and our customers’ guidelines, requirements, deadlines, and any government regulations  

Working Conditions: 

  • Conditions typically found in a greenhouse with high humidity and varying temperatures (50oF to 99oF) and background noise approaching 70 decibels 
  • Must have manual dexterity to perform computer skills and operate equipment 
  • Visual and audio sensory are needed regularly 
  • Exerting force of up to 50 lbs. occasionally, 20 lbs. frequently, and 10 lbs. constantly as part of lifting and moving product and equipment 
  • Bending, stretching, twisting, crouching, grasping, reaching, and lifting above shoulders 
  • Standing, sitting, and walking for prolonged periods of time may be required 
  • Ability to work different shifts, nights, and/or weekends as business dictates 

What We're Looking For:  

  • 3-5+ years of forklift operation experience preferred; certification preferred  
  • 5+ years of experience in shipping, receiving, product storage, and material replenishment operations 
  • Food Safety, HACCP knowledge preferred 
  • Microsoft Cloud services/computer network management experience is a plus 
  • Proficiency in MS Office, MS Dynamics, and/or similar ERP system 
  • Resourceful self-starter that exceeds goals with little oversight 
  • A collaborative and innovative spirit  
  • Customer-focused, problem-solving, and analytical skills are highly preferred 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. AppHarvest reserves the right to change duties, responsibilities, and activities at any time with or without notice.


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