Forklift Operator, 1st Shift (Raleigh, NC)

K0300181 Requisition #

Power Equipment Operators

Starting Rate $16.00


Each year Scholastic Book Fairs, in partnership with schools across the country, hosts more than 100,000 book-sale events that give more than 35 million students and their families access to thousands of affordable and educational products, helping foster a lifelong love of reading.


We are currently in search of Warehouse Powered Equipment Operators to support our local branch team.  This full time position offers medical, dental and vision benefits, Paid Time Off, a generous 50% off discount on Scholastic merchandise, and a 401k.  The position should have warehouse experience in Stand-up Forklifts and preference will be given to candidates with Cherry Picker experience

Associates with the title of Powered Equipment Operator must demonstrate proficiency and meet all productivity and quality requirements of the following duties and responsibilities:  

Operate battery-operated and/or gas-powered equipment, (other than motorized pallet jacks), for the purpose of transporting product to and from inventory storage locations within the facility.  Equipment includes, but is not limited to, Forklifts, Stockpickers, Wave Work-Assist vehicles, Sit-Down and Stand-Up Counterbalanced trucks, Reach trucks, etc.
  1. Must follow all power equipment rules and regulations, including any regulatory agency policies, to include OSHA.
  2. Must use all personal protective safety equipment, including lanyards and harnesses to be worn at all times when operation order/stock pickers.
  3. Must follow all facility safety rules and regulations at all times.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to perform all scanner functions necessary for the position, including cycle-counts,replenishment, item inquiry, inventory put away, etc.
  5. Ensure all product is stacked neatly and safely when moved via power equipment and when stored in rack or staging locations
  6. Maintain accuracy of all inventory movement at all times.
  7. Inspect and perform or assist in equipment maintenance as required; report any unsafe conditions to management.
  8. Individually,and in partnership with other co-workers, perform seasonal inventory production-line resets.
  9. When applicable, assist in the loading and unloading of trucks.  The loading and unloading of trucks may or may not require the assistance of mechanical devices.
  10. Ensure that all warehouse equipment and tools are properly utilized to increase productivity, efficiency, and safety; report any unsafe conditions, damaged equipment or injury (to self or co-worker) to your supervisor or manager immediately.
  11. Utilize proper techniques for lifting, packing, and handling heavy objects.
  12. Accurately and timely complete Labor Data Collection Cards to according to company standards.
  13. Maintain attendance and punctuality as required by assigned work schedule and within company standards.
  14. Maintain a courteous and positive relationship with all co-workers and customers.
  15. Drug and alcohol free policy compliance.
  16. Any and all additional duties as assigned.


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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. High School Diploma or GED Certificate preferred.
  2. Must be trained and licensed to operate power equipment
  3. For non-internal promotions, candidates must have a minimum 1 year power equipment operation experience.
  4. Requires satisfactory completion of a forklift training program.
  5. Ability to demonstrate basic product scanner proficiency (i.e., ordering replenishment) effectively with minimal errors.
  6. Strong team player and the ability to get along with co-workers.
  7. Good verbal/written communication skills, basic math skills, and ability to read documents in English, such as safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals.
  8. Mustbe at least 18 years of age. 
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 boxes that weigh up to 50 lbs occasionally on a daily basis
  • Must be able to stand, reach above and below the shoulders, squat, bend and kneel as necessary to perform the job
  • Must be able to tolerate work in a non-air conditioned environment
  • Must be able to successfully complete the training required and become certified to operate the powered industrial equipment the operator is assigned to use as well as maintain their certification on that same equipment.
  • Must be drug free and participate in and pass the initial drug screen as well as all future random drug screens.
  • Must be able to correctly wear any personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to perform any task requiring the wearing PPE.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.

Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.

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