Forklift Operator

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 Yard Superintendent, this position supports the yard in all areas of production and 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.

• Loads product onto customer vehicles and trailers (all sizes), per management instruction and/or sales orders generated by customer service counter personnel.
• Professionally and pleasantly instruct and/or guide truck drivers, customers when/as necessary.
• Unload, stage and/or transport material to their proper storage location throughout the facility.
• Sort, pack, stack and wrap products for transport or storage when/as required.
• Weigh materials when necessary to ensure loads are safe and legal per regulatory standards.
• Monitor and maintain yard inventory in an orderly and safe manner.
• Participates in inventory count; two Saturday’s a year
• Maintain work areas according to company specifications for cleanliness and safety.
• Perform clean-up work throughout the plant as assigned by the Yard Superintendent.
• Attends safety meetings and abides by all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies; ensures that hazardous conditions are reported to the Plant Superintendent and/or Plant EHS    Coordinator and are corrected.
• Perform daily routine pre-inspections of the forklift; reports problems or potential repair issues to the Yard Superintendent.
• Reports any damages (product, customer transport, forklift) immediately to management.

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.

• High school diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of one (1) year truck loading experience required
• On-the-job training experience is required to be able to perform duties and become forklift certified by Basalite
• Requires good communication skills and ability to listen and follow directions
• Requires basic reading, writing and math skills
• Requires a working knowledge of plant operating and inventory systems.
• Ability to operate a forklift and load/unload trucks, trailers and other vehicles (including ramps) efficiently, quickly and safely in all kinds of weather.
• 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.

• Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, climbing (up-and-down from a forklift), stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching with hands and arms.
• Lifting frequently 25-75 lbs.; and 75-100 pounds occasionally.

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.
• Must 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

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma
Nearest Secondary Market: Seattle