COR Warehouse Forklift Operator - $1,250 Hiring Incentive
Buffalo Rock Company
Corporate Headquarters - Birmingham, Alabama, US
3d ago


  • Buffalo Rock is an award-winning Pepsi-Cola Bottler founded in Birmingham, AL, more than 100 years ago. The Corporate Warehouse Forklift Operator is a key member of the Corporate Warehouse team responsible for utilizing a forklift for general warehouse operations;
  • to include loading and unloading trucks, product movement and rotation.


    Reasonable Accommodations Statement

    To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Essential Functions Statement(s)

    Must be familiar with warehouse and production area in order to ensure best time management in completing his / her assigned duties.

    Pulling Line duties :

  • When pulling from palletizer area, requirements are as follows : 1) make sure any pallet placed in stock has a ticket attached;
  • make sure each pallet has correct stock rotation; 2) make sure there are no more than three stacks of plastic pallets behind each palletizer at any time;
  • 3) never let the pallets of full product back up and shut the palletizer down; 4) never use forklifts to load empty pallets into the palletizer except line 4.

    5) dispose of all partials at the end of each run.

    Line feeding duties :

  • When feeding line area, requirements are as follows : 1) make sure all partial pallets of crowns are used first; 2) make sure all partial pallets of bottles are used first;
  • 3) make sure can line has trays; 4) make sure can line has lids; 5) make sure plastic trays are kept loaded at the denester;
  • 6) make sure empty pallets are pulled from depalletizer; 7) make sure lines never run out of bottles or cans; 8) help keep hoppers empty when possible.

    Loading / Unloading duties :

  • Must properly and accurately load / unload materials (including, but not limited to product to / from divisions / stores, raw material and purchase product) as needed.
  • Loader is responsible for stacking individual cases for partial pallet load-out.
  • All forklift operators are responsible for daily checklist of unit and battery changes as designated.

    Required to assist in keeping assigned area neat and in order.

    May be required to work varying shifts, weekends and / or overtime if needed to meet customer demand.

    Responsible for continuous self-improvement through the knowledge and use of all Buffalo Rock provided training, either web-based, in-house, or any other provided method.

    Must successfully complete assigned training curriculum, including but not limited to ej4 and / or facilitated training.

    Carry out other duties as assigned.


    Required to follow the Good manufacturing Program GMPs as listed in Code of Federal Regulations CFR 21 section 110. Requires participation in various Food Safety related training that Buffalo Rock utilizes.

    Required to report potential issues related to Food Safety.

    Responsible for continuous self-improvement through the knowledge and use of all Company and Division provided training, either web-based, in-house, or any other Company provided method.

    Must successfully complete quarterly training curriculum, including but not limited to web-based and facilitated training.)


    Competency Statement(s)

    Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his / her actions.

    Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

    Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

    Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.

    Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.

    Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

    Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.

    Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.

    Self Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative.

    Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

    Education :

    High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) : Preferred

    Licenses :

    Must be able to become forklift certified.

    Other Requirements :

    Requires basic knowledge of equipment / tools needed to fulfill the needs of the essential tasks.

    N (Not Applicable)

    Activity is not applicable to this position.

    O (Occasionally)

    Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs / day)

    F (Frequently)

    Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs / day)

    C (Constantly)

    Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs / day)

    41-100 lbs

    Other Physical Requirements

    Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth)

    Sense of Sound - hearing is required for the total work day

    Sense of Touch

    Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - vest, slip resistant shoes, gloves, bump cap, eye protection (glasses or goggles), ear plugs

    Sense of Balance

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