Forklift Operator


Job Title: Forklift Operators – 1st and 2nd Shift

Snelling is immediately hiring for stand-up Forklift Operators in Des Plaines, IL for a growing organization with a great corporate culture and room for advancement! As a Forklift Operator you will assist drivers with customer deliveries by helping load and unload products from the delivery carriers and move product into its designated location safely and efficiently.  The successful candidate will be responsible for operating a stand-up forklift, optimizing loading for efficient logistics and supporting other warehouse functions to ensure optimal operation of the business.

Pay Rate: $14-$15 an hour based on experience

Duration:  Temporary-to-hire

 Shift(s) Available:

  • 7AM-3:30PM -Wednesday-Sunday
  • 7AM-3:30PM-Sunday-Thursday
  • 8AM-4:30PM-Monday -Friday
  • 2:30PM – 11:00PM- Monday-Friday
  • 6AM-2:30PM-Monday-Friday
  • 7AM-3:30PM-Tuesday-Saturday
  • 11am-7:30pm-Tuesday-Friday and Saturday 6AM-2:30PM

Forklift Operator Job duties include the following:

  • Load and unload deliveries using forklift
  • Monitor & ensure that vehicles are loaded and secured properly and accurately
  • Moving Freight within the warehouse including pallet rack locations
  • Verify freight is correct by checking paperwork to physical freight
  • Using RF scanner to move and ship freight
  • Checking paper- work for accuracy
  • Breaking down freight
  • Assist with general warehouse duties
  • Pull and stage orders using stand up forklift

Forklift Operator Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of forklift experience sit down & stand up
  • This position will involve lifting 30+ pounds
  • This position will have you on your feet a majority of the day
  • Working knowledge of Raymond forklifts
  • Reliable transportation to and from shift

Forklift Operator Benefits:

  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance from start of assignment
  • Electronic payroll options
  • Casual Dress Environment
  • Overtime available
  • Opportunity to be hire direct by client for the right candidate

To Apply: Interested candidates should apply online. Resumes will be reviewed as quickly as possible, and selected candidates will be contacted to set up an interview. Snelling is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and employment is “at will”. Snelling participates in E-Verify and is a drug free workplace. Candidates may be subject to drug testing.

About Snelling: Founded in 1951 by Lou and Gwen Snelling, Snelling is a staffing pioneer, bringing innovative solutions to the industry for over 65 years. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the award-winning Snelling network is comprised of more than 80 locations across the United States.

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Des Plaines, Illinois 60018




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Snelling is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and employment is “at will”. Snelling participates in E-Verify and is a drug free workplace. Candidates may be subject to drug testing.