Warehouse Utility - Fork Truck Driver - $25 per hour-Offering $5,000 First Year Sign-On Bonus (Union)
Albany NY


Albany NY
Warehouse Utility - Fork Truck Driver - $25 per hour-Offering $5,000 First Year Sign-On Bonus  (Union)
Job Description

As a Warehouse Utility, the following list of qualifications is not intended to be complete but should serve to guide candidates in this position.  It should be understood that work outside your area might be assigned due to fluctuation in the manufacturing schedule (work load).

To succeed, you must be able to:

  • Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day.
  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care.
  • Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency.
  • Deal with and drive change.
  • Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines.
  • Learn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with others.

Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.

Your responsibilities:

  • Maintain high sanitation level of area assigned and allocated to individual’s responsibility (FPZ's).
  • Willing to work necessary overtime required and seven days a week if scheduled. (including holidays)
  • Willing to assist wherever necessary plant wide. (including repair and mill repairs).
  • Must be able to complete and maintain the necessary records (inventories, truck loading / unloading data, and others as required).
  • Must maintain high levels of safety and sanitation performance in and around all areas assigned.
  • May be assigned other duties by the supervisor.
  • Must sign off on classification procedure when qualified on all aspect of the job.
  • Must be able to maintain effective communications within your own departments and all other departments (Lab, Office, Warehouse, and Elevator).
  • Must be willing to be the final QA protection for Ardent Mills to the customer
  • Must work safely, following all safety procedures, taking all precautions, and using all required safety equipment.
  • Must follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's).  Also ensure that only approved equipment such as brushes are used.
  • Check all machinery after starting to insure everything is in proper working order before.
  • Assist whenever necessary including sanitation.
  • Assist with other departments and employees as necessary or directed
  • Will be responsible for relieving Pack Operators and Fork Truck Drivers for breaks, lunches and vacations.
  • Must know and be able to operate flour blending and packing systems, flows and equipment within the specified parameters of product quality and production rates, and be capable of troubleshooting problems with the packing systems and be able to take corrective action to operate the system.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be willing and able to work additional hours which may include overtime, weekends, and holidays.
  • Communication skills in English (both verbal and written).
  • Forklift/Fork truck experience

Good to have:

  • Fork truck experience including safety inspections and PM’s (or willing to train on fork trucks)
  • Prefer experience with Packing systems, flows and equipment. (Fill in for employees on break, vacation etc.)
  • Must be willing to accept accountability and work well in a team.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions (with or without reasonable accommodation):  

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as is required by the operating areas (i.e. hard hat, safety glasses, protective footwear, hearing protection and, at times, a respirator)  
  • Ability to work a machine paced continuous process that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with conditions which include:  
  • Heat/Cold temperatures (inclement weather)  
  • Indoor/Outdoor environment  
  • Dusty environment  
  • Noisy environment  
  • Frequent moving/vibration/ or other motion of equipment/processes  
  • Elevated Places  
  • Must pass a physical abilities test with or without reasonable accommodation with the ability to:  
  • Frequently stand, walk, rotate, bend/stoop, twist, crouch, kneel, balance and reach or lift at shoulder level, above shoulder level, and below shoulder level  
  • Frequently climb stairs and/or ladders  
  • Regularly lift/shovel/carry up to 50 pounds  
  • Frequently push up to 30 pounds of force – please remove 
  • Frequently pull/torque up to 75 pounds of force – please remove

Other Considerations: 

  • This role will primarily be scheduled to work8 (up to 12) hours per shift, on a rotating-shift schedule.You must be willing to work alongside your team including long days, on rotating or varying shifts (days, and nights) as well as overtime, weekend, or holiday work.  

At Ardent Mills, everyone matters, and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills. 

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills. 


Albany NY


101 Normanskill St, Albany NY, 12202

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