Forklift Operator Job Openings - 123 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    CDL-A Owner Operator Positions
    Bestdrivingjob.Com

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Dry Van Owner Operator (Ashburn,VA)
    Mercer Transportation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Class A CDL Owner OTR
    Oakley Trucking

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    CDL-A Owner Operator Positions
    Bestdrivingjob.Com

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Owner Operator OTR (Ashburn,VA)
    Rt&T Enterprises

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Solo - Owner Operator (Ashburn,VA)
    Panther Premium Logistics

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Owner Operator - CDL A - Driving Job
    Forward Air Transportation Services

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    CDL A Owner Operator Job - Home Most Weekends
    CRST Dedicated-Owner Operatorscrst Dedicated Services

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    CDL A - Dry Van Owner Operator Trucking Jobs! (Ashburn,VA)
    Super Service, LLC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Flatbed Owner Operator - OTR, Regional, Local (Ashburn,VA)
    Malone Powered By CRST

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Experienced Team Truck Owner Operator Cdla DriversAshburnva - UPS Freight
    Ups Freight

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $40,260

    NEW
    Flat Bed Owner Operator (Ashburn,VA)
    Mercer Transportation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Owner Operator, Class A CDL, Over the Road, Drop & Hook (Ashburn,VA)
    Forward Air, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Owner Operator, Class A CDL, Lease Purchase Options, Drop & Hook, OTR (Ashburn,VA)
    Forward Air, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Team Owner Operator, Class A CDL, Drop & Hook, Over the Road (Ashburn,VA)
    Forward Air, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,350

    CDL A Independent Contractor - Owner Operator Truck Driver (Ashburn)
    Super Service, LLC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Team Owner Operator, Class A CDL, Over the Road, Drop & Hook, Lease Purchase Options (Ashburn,VA)
    Forward Air, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Owner operator team truck driving opportunities at UPS Freight apply today! (Ashburn,VA)
    Ups Freight

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    CDL A Owner Operator
    Celadon Freight USA

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    CDL Class A Team Owner Operator, Lease Purchase Available (Ashburn,VA)
    Forward Air, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,350

    NEW
    Owner Operator Truck Driver Job Flexible Home Time (Ashburn,VA)
    Crete Carrier Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,350

    CDL A Independent Contractor - Owner Operator Truck Driver (Ashburn,VA)
    Super Service, LLC

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Looking for an Owner Operator or Lease Purchase Career in Transportation? STI is the One! (Ashburn,VA)
    CRST

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,350

    Owner Operator Class A CDL, Drop & Hook, Truck Driver (Ashburn,VA)
    Forward Air, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,350

    NEW
    Owner Operator Truck Driver Job - Sign On Bonus Available& Great Benefits! (Ashburn,VA)
    Us Xpress

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,350

    NEW
    Truck Driver Owner Operator Rates Are Up and Stepdeck& Lowboy Freight is Back! (Ashburn,VA)
    Daily Express

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,350

    Seeking Owner-Operator Truck Drivers at SRT great pay, steady miles! (Ashburn,VA)
    Southern Refrigerated Transport

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Grow your truck driving business with an industry leader. Class A CDL owner operator opportunities UPS Freight (Ashburn,VA)
    Ups Freight

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NOW HIRING CLASS A CDL OWNER OPERATORS (Ashburn,VA)
    All State Express

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    CARGO VAN OWNER OPERATORS (Ashburn,VA)
    Panther Premium Logistics

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Owner Operators Class A CDL (Ashburn,VA)
    Freymiller

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Class A CDL Van Owner Operators (Ashburn,VA)
    Universal

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Solo Owner Operators, Drop and Hook, Regular Home Time, CDL Class A (Ashburn,VA)
    Forward Air, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Straight Truck Owner
    V3 Transportation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Straight truck Tractor
    V3 Transportation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Local Owner Ops Wanted In These Locations! $2,000 SIGN ON BONUS! (Ashburn,VA)
    Universal

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    TENPOINT EXPEDITING NOW HIRING STRAIGHT TRUCK OWNER OPERATORS (Ashburn,VA)
    Tenpoint Expediting Services

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Straight Truck Owner
    Tri-State Expedited Services

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Over the road Owner Operators Wanted (Ashburn,VA)
    Keystone Logistics

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Class A CDL Owner Operators (Ashburn,VA)
    Oakley Trucking

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Now Hiring CDL A Lease Purchase and Owner Operators In Ohio (Ashburn,VA)
    All State Express

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    2,000 SIGN ON BONUS! Local Owner Ops Wanted! (Ashburn,VA)
    Universal

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Owner Operators Needed (Ashburn,VA)
    V3 Transportation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    CDL A - CDL B - Now Hiring Straight Truck Owner Operators (Ashburn,VA)
    All State Express

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Fleet Owners & Owner
    V3 Transportation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Class A CDL Owner Operators (Ashburn,VA)
    Bolt Express

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    CDL-A Owner Operators: Freedom to Haul Your Way With Our Elite Car Freight! (Ashburn,VA)
    Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $97,020

    Staff Engineer Network Operations
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Now Hiring CDL A Lease Purchase and Owner Operators In Georiga (Ashburn,VA)
    All State Express

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Straight Truck Owner
    Tri-State Expedited Services

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Straight truck Owner
    Tri-State Expedited Services

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Expediter owner ops
    Tri-State Expedited Services

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Straight truck owner operators wanted! (Ashburn,VA)
    V3 Transportation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Class A, Class B - Now Hiring Straight Truck Owner Operators (Ashburn,VA)
    All State Express

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    Class A CDL Tractor Owner Operators Needed (Ashburn,VA)
    XPO Logistics

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Owner Operators Cdla Team Heavy Haul - Bennett Motor Express
    Bennett Motor Express

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    CDL A Owner Operators. (Ashburn,VA)
    Universal

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    CDL A Owner Operators and Drivers To Pull Refrigerated! (Ashburn,VA)
    Universal

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    OWNER OPERATORS NEEDED
    Tri-State Expedited Services

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,400

    NEW
    Flatbed Owner Operators
    Loggins Logistics

    Ashburn, VA

Forklift Operator Jobs

average

$26,104

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment
  • Stressful

What does a Forklift Operator do

A Forklift Operator is responsible for driving or operating a forklift. Their primary duties include examining products to verify conformity to quality standards and transporting material or equipment to and from designated areas in the facility.

how to become a Forklift Operator

Education and training requirements vary by the occupation. Crane operators and excavating machine operators usually have several years of experience in related occupations, such as construction equipment operators or hoist or winch operators.

Education

Although no formal education is usually required, some companies prefer material moving machine operators to have a high school diploma. For crane operators, excavating machine operators, and dredge operators, however, a high school diploma or equivalent is typically required.

Training

Most material moving machine operators are trained on the job in less than a month. Some machines are more complex than others, such as cranes as compared with industrial trucks such as forklifts. Therefore, the amount of time spent in training will vary with the type of machine the operator is using. Learning to operate a forklift or an industrial truck in warehouses, for example, may take only a few days. Training to operate a crane for port operations may take several months. Most workers are trained by a supervisor or another experienced employee.

The International Union of Operating Engineers offers apprenticeship programs for heavy equipment operators, such as excavating machine operators or crane operators. Apprenticeships combine paid on-the-job training with technical instruction.

During their training, material moving machine operators learn a number of safety rules, many of which are standardized through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Employers must certify that each operator has received the proper training. Operators who work with hazardous materials receive further specialized training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

A number of states and several cities require crane operators to be licensed. To get a license, operators typically must complete a skills test in which they show that they can control a crane. They also must pass a written exam that tests their knowledge of safety rules and procedures. Some crane operators and industrial truck and tractor operators may obtain certification, which includes passing a written exam.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Crane operators and excavating machine operators usually have several years of experience working as construction equipment operators or hoist and winch operators. 

Important Qualities

Alertness. Material moving machine operators must be aware of their surroundings while operating machinery.

Hand–eye–foot coordination. Material moving machine operators should have steady hands and feet to guide and control heavy machinery precisely. They use hand controls to maneuver their machines through tight spaces, around large objects, and on uneven surfaces.

Mechanical skills. Material moving machine operators make minor adjustments to their machines and perform basic maintenance.

Visual ability. Material moving machine operators must be able to clearly see where they are driving or what they are moving. They must also watch for nearby workers, who may unknowingly be in their path.

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Real Forklift Operator Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Forklift Operator LMS Intellibound Inc. Amarillo, TX May 29, 2008 $32,448
Forklift Operator LMS Intellibound Inc. Amarillo, TX May 05, 2008 $32,448
Forklift Operator LMS Intellibound Inc. CA Mar 12, 2008 $32,448
Forklift Operator ABC Resources, Incorporated Ontario, CA Aug 12, 2010 $27,569
Forklift Operator Maxey Trailers Mfg Inc. TX Oct 22, 2015 $24,000
Forklift Operator Autumn Milling Company, Inc. Long Beach, CA Apr 12, 2010 $21,621

Top Skills for a Forklift Operator

Know what it takes to get the job done

ElectricPalletJackSafetyStandardsForkliftOperationInventoryControlStorageAreasCustomerServiceOshaLoadTrailersLoad/UnloadSortRAWMaterialsDataEntryInboundShipmentsForkliftEquipmentSelectorHandTrucksOutboundShipmentsProductionAreasProductionLinesUnloadMaterials

Top Forklift Operator Skills

The three most common skills for forklift operator jobs are:
  1. Electric Pallet Jack
  2. Safety Standards
  3. Forklift Operation
The skill that employers don’t seem to have as a strong a need for forklift operator jobs is Unload Materials.

Data Entry, Production Lines, Unload Materials, Selector, Sort, Outbound Shipments, RAW Materials, Hand Trucks, Load Trailers, Osha, Electric Pallet Jack, Inventory Control, Storage Areas, Forklift Operation, Customer Service, Production Areas, Safety Standards, Inbound Shipments, Forklift Equipment, Load/Unload

Top Forklift Operator Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Forklift Operator Employers

There are currently 10 companies with Forklift Operator jobs. The company with the highest employment for a Forklift Operator is Pepsico.

Other companies that have high employment for Forklift Operator jobs are:
  1. Amazon
  2. Randstad
  3. Exel
  4. Wal-Mart

Pepsico, Amazon, Randstad, Exel, Wal-Mart, Prologistix, Fedex, Staffmark, Home Depot, Pepsi

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