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Forklift Operator

Location: Milford, IA, United States
Business Unit: Safco Products
Remote Type: No Remote

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As a forklift operator, you will be a key member of the Warehouse team and rotate between responsibilities to include fulfilling shipments to our customers, receiving incoming delivers, and serving as material handler for departments within the plant.

This full-time position reports directly to thedesignated Warehouse Supervisorand is located at Safcos manufacturing plant in Milford, IA.


  • Pick orders, drive forklift
  • Clear product from assembly lines
  • Load trucks for daily shipments
  • Receive materials into the plant from suppliers and other Safco locations
  • Receive and process Returned Goods
  • Create maximum load shipments while ensuring a high level of quality in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Drive for departments and serve as primary material handler.
  • Work in a manner that emphasizes safety of self and others. Follows all safety policies and guidelines
  • Provide support in production as requested or needed
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be stand-up and sit down forklift certified (or willing to become)
  • Must be able to lift 50-75 pound repeatedly
  • Ability to stand, bend, twist and lift for 8+ hours per day
  • Must possess good computer skills (past experience with the JDE ERP computer system is a plus)
  • Must be detail orientated.
  • Strong attention to detail


  • 1-2 years of forklift experience or shipping/receiving experience is preferred
  • Prior work experience with JDE/Oracle in a manufacturing environment is preferred


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work in hot, humid, and cold manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to work in crowded spaces for 4+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to bend and stoop for 7+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to stand for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to walk for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to reach and grasp up to 6+ hours per shift

about our company:

Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota,Liberty Diversified International (LDI)is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.

Since 1918, our values Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includesLiberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom SolutionsandQuarrix Building Products) and Safco.

Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.