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Title:  Forklift Operator

Requisition ID:  11881-159

Irvine, CA, US, 92606

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade: 

Coordination of incoming and outgoing shipments as well as maintaining all items in their correct locations within the Warehouse. Employee must function at high levels of quality and efficiency while maintaining the highest standard of safety.

Required Skills

Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Operations of a fork lift truck and electric hand truck.
  • Locate and Scan Shipments – understand the paperwork process, make sure the transferred items are shipped first
  • Load and unload trucks as necessary including pre-load safety inspections on trailers.
  • Process and deliver all incoming goods (and mail) , i.e., stock, ink, corrugated, pallets, cores, supplies
  • Move, weigh and stage scrap bales for pick up by recycler
  • Keep the correct stock staged at all presses at all times, keep the incoming stock organized, and use the FIFO process
  • Keep dock and inventory area clean and swept at all times.
  • Responsible for safety and must follow all PPE requirements.
  • Required to perform all duties with a minimum of instruction from the Supervisor and/or Plant Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience


  • Must be able to read and interpret information.
  • Must be an organized, self starter and can work independently.
  • Ability to process specific shipping documents.
  • Manufacturing experience strongly preferred.



  • General schedules are 8 and/or 12-hour shifts on alternate days with rotating weekends off, however, employees must be willing to work alternate schedules or overtime that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Expected to cover vacancy for absent peers and work overtime.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. repeatedly during the shift
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature.

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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