Forklift Operator (Production)

Cosma International Nashville, IL

About the Job

##### Company Introduction Nascote Industries, a member of the Magna family of companies, is a progressive manufacturer of quality, injection-molded exterior automotive parts located 50 miles east of St. Louis in Nashville, Illinois. Nascote began production in 1987 and continues to be a stable manufacturer in the area. Today, the company is able to produce over two million parts annually and supplies components for Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, BRP and Toyota. These products are shipped to automotive assembly plants around the world. Our team approach to service our customers has helped establish a secure future. We continue to diversify our customer base while maintaining strong relationships with those whom we supply. We are proud of the quality and workmanship of every part we supply to our customers. ##### Job Introduction The Forklift Operator will report to the Production Area Manager or his designee. Nascote offers a very competitive compensation package including quarterly and annual profit sharing. ##### Major Responsibilities Responsible for moving racks of product and hardware (and anything else that must be moved with a forklift) from one designated area to another for the assigned department, while keeping up with the speed of production. Receives and ships materials that are vital to supply both internal and external customers, maintains the accuracy of customer requirements throughout the shipping process and performs clerical duties in completing paperwork and requirements (as required). Moves racks containing product and / or bucks and fixtures to and from production processes and the storage warehouse, while keeping up with the speed of production. Reads and follows the schedule for racks to be shipped. Ensures all racks are tagged for proper part and procedure identification. Operates standard office equipment, including Personal Computers and Bar Code Scanning Equipment. Communicates relevant information to other departments. Identifies and tags bad racks. Stores and ships parts on a First-in, First-out basis (FIFO). Maintains the integrity of the Warehouse Management System. Scans ALL rack movements with Scanning Equipment. Stages loads for shipment (as required) Inspect and report any damage to trailers prior to loading (as required) Loads and unloads trailers per schedule (as required) Receives materials and disperses them to proper area as required (as required) Transfers parts from rack to rack as required, creating or combining partial racks (as required) Ships to and updates customer load sheet requirements (as required) Follows Receiving Procedure upon absence of Clerk (as required) Maintains a clean and safe work area per 5S. Sets up hardware for area as needed or required. Refuels forklift following approved procedures. Visually inspects the forklift prior to operation using the approved maintenance check off sheet. Obeys all safety rules and procedures and uses extreme caution to ensure safety of pedestrians. Perform inventory/cycle counts as needed. Set up dunnage for racks and cover totes for operators, and help operators rack parts. Maintains an acceptable attendance record and works overtime as required. Maintains a clean and safe work area. Participates in department meetings. Completes documentation of activities as required. Submits cost reduction and Innovation ideas. Performs other tasks as assigned. ##### Knowledge and Education Required: High School diploma or GED ##### Work Experience Required: One year continuous work experience. Knowledge of dock locks and dock plate set-up. May be required to be Dock Certified by Safety, depending on work area. Must have a forklift operator's license or be able to obtain one. ##### Skills and Competencies Must work well with others. Must have good communication skills – both verbal and written. Must have good math skills. Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision. ##### Work Environment Must be able to at least meet the physical demands as defined by the current production requirements and the job function evaluation. Manufacturing environment using normal PPE and safety precautions. ##### Additional Information Nascote is a company of people dedicated to being the premier supplier of plastic systems and components, including design, development and verification. We will provide the highest quality products and service at the best value to our customers. We believe the people of Nascote and their focus on Customer Obsession, Safety, Quality and Continuous Improvement (utilizing lean manufacturing principles) are the keys to our long term success. We will achieve this through effective teamwork and by providing our people with appropriate training, proper resources and a safe work environment. Our business will be conducted in a fashion that guarantees respect for every individual from our employees and customers to our suppliers and shareholders by creating an atmosphere that builds trust and provides opportunity for achievement. *Group:* Magna Exteriors *Division:* Nascote Industries Inc. *State/Province/County:* Illinois *City:* Nashville *Job Type:* Regular