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Forklift Operator

Company: Transport Continental Inc.
Location: Laredo
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Job description*


The purpose of this job description is to establish and define the functional role, reporting relationships, requirements, authority, responsibilities, duties and standards of performance of the Forklift Operator for Transport Continental Inc.


The basic function of the Forklift Operator is to Load/unload and transfer all cargo that is required for both TCI and JCTS.

Another function of the Forklift Operator is to document and file all required paperwork for every shipment that has been loaded / unloaded, transferred or stored in the TCI Laredo terminal.


3.1 Education:

3.1.1 Required: High School diploma or GED equivalent.

3.1.2 Forklift Operator certificate.

*3.1.3 Preferred: knowledge and experience on 40,000lb+ lifts.*

3.2 Experience:

3.2.1 A minimum of one to two (1-2) years operating Forklifts.

3.2.2 Stacking / un-stacking trailers.

3.3 Skill, Knowledge and Abilities:

High quality fork lift operator and problem solving skills,

Knowledge: loading/unloading of products on both open air and box trailers.

The position requires "Safety First" on all load handling, ability to evaluate a task where more then one person is required and detect any problems before they occur.

3.4 Physical:

Body Positions: standing, sitting, walking, and bending.

Body Movements: hands, arms, eyes, ears, and voice.

Carrying items

Ability to lift twenty fife to fifty (25-50) pounds may be required.

3.5 *Licensing & Certification: *Valid drivers license; Forklift Operator certification.


4.1 The Forklift Operator reports directly to the Laredo Yard Supervisor.

4.2 Currently no position reports to this position.


5.1 The Forklift Operator has the authority to load/unload transfer ship and receive all loads for TCI and JCTS with the approval of the Laredo Yard Supervisor.

5.2 The Forklift Operator has the authority to operate company vehicle for company related business or needs.


6.1 Load /Unload and transfer assigned loads for TCI and JCTS.

6.2 Stack / Un stack trailers

6.3 Check oil and fluid levels daily on forklifts.

6.4 Wash and clean forklifts bi-weekly or as needed.

6.5 Maintain yard free of timbers metal banding and any other debris.

6.6 Inspect all load-handling equipment twice a month to identify and report any stretched, bent or nicked links, bad hooks or pins and frayed or broken cables.

6.7 Maintain records of all loads, loaded / unloaded or transferred.

6.8 Inspect and protect all loads from weather while at TCI yard.

6.9 Follow all safety protocol as outlined by company safety manual.


7.1 Load /unload or transfer loads as instructed, keeping safety in mind at all times.

7.2 Change oil and filters, grease forklift at recommended intervals.

7.3 Perform minor repairs as needed.

7.4 Maintain forklift appearance.

7.5 Aid and /or assist mechanics, clean shop and grounds, and wash trucks / trailers when not actually operating forklift.

7.6 Maintain a record of all load activity.

7.7 Assist others as needed.

7.8 Maintain work area neat and orderly manner.

7.9 Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Laredo Yard Supervisor.


8.1 All loading / unloading or transfers are done safely and in a timely manner.

8.2 All bills of ladings trailer interchanges are processed and completed in a timely manner.

8.3 All scheduled preventive maintenance is performed on a regular basis.

8.4 Ensure all load-handling equipment has been inspected on a regular basis.

8.5 Ensure all loads are protected and covered from weather while at TCI yard.

8.6 Appearance of the yard and forklift.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.00 per hour

* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Laredo, TX 78045: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

* Forklift: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%21263987%

Keywords: Transport Continental Inc., Laredo , Forklift Operator, Other , Laredo, Texas

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