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Forklift Operator/Material Handler

Company: American Packaging Corporation
Location: Rochester
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:


For over a century, American Packaging Corporation (APC) has been a leading flexible packaging converter for customers throughout North America. We nurture our employees by providing competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 401(k) plans and tuition reimbursement programs. These are just a few reasons why we were named a "Best of the Best" in the Best Workplaces in the Americas awards for 12 years in a row. APC's longstanding success is fueled from the inside out, and we consistently seek to improve our internal operations to propel that success into the future.
Shift: 12 hour rotating
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participate in training, embrace concepts of and actively practice the STOP Safety Program fundamentals to aid American Packaging Corporation's efforts to achieve a zero-accident rate.
  • Safely operate all fork trucks (ride-on, scissor lift, and walk behind).
  • Service manufacturing machines with proper raw materials (film, boxes, adhesives, glue, paper, etc.)
  • Remove (from the production floor) wrap and store all finished goods utilizing pallet location information.
  • Stage outbound shipments in an organized manner utilizing release information.
  • Communicate regularly with fellow S/R employees.
  • Load and unload freight as it arrives & leaves the facility.
  • Recharge and maintain all electric batteries on fork trucks.
  • Accurately complete all monthly cycle counts.
  • Receive material using AS400 system and make labels when requested.
  • Organize and stack all unused pallets.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly S/R work area.
  • Adhere to all company safety guidelines.
  • Able to work all scheduled shifts and assigned overtime.
  • Attend and participate in all company mandated meetings.
  • Business travel may be required.
  • Any other assigned duties.
    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or GED, previous manufacturing experience preferred, but not necessary, and acceptable prior work historyLANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute percentages and interpret bar graphs.REASONING ABILITYAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES Candidate must possess/exhibit the following skills/abilities:
    • Absenteeism: at work every day on time
    • Accuracy: uncompromised
    • AS400
    • Communication Skills: technical information, internal/external customers, all levels of employees
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Confidentiality
    • Deadlines
    • Detail: attention to
    • Fork truck license
    • Mechanical aptitude
    • Organizational skills
    • Safety
    • Shift work
    • Work as a team member/ with all employees and demonstrate independence
    • Tools: hand, tape measure/rulerPHYSICAL DEMANDSThe 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.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, climb and balance. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Anything needing to be lifted that exceeds this poundage should be moved with the help of another individual or by using a mechanical aid. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, distance and the ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to fumes or airborne particles (works in an environment where solvent based inks are used). The employee frequently works in high, precarious places, and is exposed to electrical shock (only authorized maintenance personnel are allowed access to electrical cabinets). The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Hearing protection is mandated. Safety glasses and steel toed shoes with anti-static discharge soles are required.

      American Packaging Corporation is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. American Packaging Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at
      Salary Description

Keywords: American Packaging Corporation, Rochester , Forklift Operator/Material Handler, Professions , Rochester, New York

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