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 customer service and delivery department and is responsible for loading/unloading, checking material in and out of the yard; 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.


  • Acknowledge and assist all customers in a courteous and friendly manner.
  • Operate yard equipment, including forklifts and various other equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Expedites the loading and unloading of customer and company vehicles.
  • Counts and reconciles incoming and outgoing materials (inventory).
  • Completes and returns paperwork (delivery notes, yard receivers, etc.) as soon as possible.
  • Records discrepancies and/or damaged material on driver’s paperwork which is signed by the driver.
  • Completes yard receiver at the time material is unloaded and verified. Counts and offloads materials before signing paperwork.
  • Verifies that daily check sheets are completed on assigned yard equipment.
  • Stacks building materials and maintains yard and assigned yard equipment in a safe and clean manner.
  • Develops a working knowledge of all products inventoried.
  • Perform yard security functions at the end of shift, ensure equipment is stored in designated areas, lock vehicles and remove keys. Make sure gates and warehouses are locked.
  • Participate in and follow the 5S program to expected levels.
  • Attends safety meetings and abides by all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies; ensures that hazardous and unsafe conditions are reported and corrected.
  • Regular attendance is required, including some Saturday shifts.


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 education or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1-year Forklift experience preferred, but not required.
  • Must have basic reading, writing and mathematical skills.
  • Prior experience in the distribution center industry preferred, but not required.
  • Must be able to write, read and understand basic instructions
  • Basic mathematical skills required; counting, addition/subtraction, multiplication.
  • 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.
  • Stacking block, pavers, sacks.
  • Maintenance duties.
  • Occasionally required to bend at the waist.
  • Lift and/or move up-to 100 pounds; anything heavier requires assistance.


WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • Work near moving trucks and lift trucks, fumes, airborne particles.
  • Outdoor weather conditions; extreme temperatures.
  • Plant environment with moderate noise and exposure to dust.
  • 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: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe