Forklift Operator

Colorado Springs
Country/Region:  US

Basalite Building Products, LLC is one of the largest manufacturers of concrete masonry products in the Western United States. Product lines include structural block, interlocking paving stones, engineered wall systems, retaining walls, ornamental and garden products, and a full range of sack goods. We are a proud member of the Pacific Coast Building Products Family of Companies.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Superintendent Yard/Secondary Operations, this position supports the plant production in all areas of transporting green racks from the conveyor and to the kiln and dry racks from the kiln back to the conveyor.  Transporting positioning of the racks on the conveyor; in the kiln must be done with care such that no damage is done to the block. Is responsible for supporting and demonstrating the Core Values of Integrity, Safety, Respect, Customer Focus, Quality, Innovation and Financial Success. Performs other related duties as assigned.




ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Learn and know names of block product to include sizes and color details
  • Be able to physically assist the machine operator with mold changes
  • Assist Cuber Operators with keeping the production line clear and clean
  • Work in sync with the production line and keeping product clear and moving off the line
  • Assist Machine Operator with all duties or needs that are requested
  • Complete daily pre-shift inspections on forklift and immediately report problems to the supervisor
  • Demonstrate proper command and control of a forklift in all weather conditions and terrain
  • Demonstrate proper handling of loads, including proper lifting / setting / stacking
  • Demonstrate ability to properly carry block racks on forklift and drive in straight line inside kilns without hitting the walls
  • Demonstrate ability to operate forklift with load driving backwards long distances
  • Must pass forklift test on rules and procedures
  • Knowledge of general maintenance for forklift such as filling fluids and greasing forklift
  • Must keep forklift clean inside and outside
  • Must maintain upkeep of kiln floors, entry ways and general kiln area
  • Must be able to load and unload rack conveyor with block racks
  • Must be able to read and use a tape measure
  • Must have knowledge of all Safety Procedures and Lock Out Tag Out procedures for all pieces of equipment
  • Attends safety meetings and abides by all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies; ensures that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
  • Regular attendance is required.


QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  1. Complete Cuber Operator Certification on the job skills training
  2. Working knowledge of forklift use and maintenance
  3. Knowledge of Safety rules, regulations and procedures
  4. Ability to listen and follow direction
  5. Requires basic math, reading and writing skills
  6. On-the-job training experience is required to be able to perform duties
  7. Ability to shovel and do general clean up duties
  8. Regular attendance is required.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; Reach with hands and arms; Talk and listen; Stand, walk, and sit.
  • Occasionally required to bend at the waist; Lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Regular attendance is required.
    WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Plant environment with loud noise, moving machinery, dusty, dirty.
  • Outdoor weather conditions.
  • Extreme temperatures.
  • Wear mandatory and/or other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

This is a regular, full-time position with competitive compensation and full benefits including medical/dental insurance, disability benefits, life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing retirement plan, and wellness programs. We are an equal opportunity employer and promote a drug free workplace