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Forklift Operator

Blackhawk, Ca, United States

  • Job Type: Full Time, Part Time
  • Published On: 06/11/2024
  • Category: Transportation Operations

Urgently hiring for Forklift Operator jobs at Amazon Warehouse

Job Overview

This role is essential to process and prepare customer orders. Amazon warehouse associates work with the large teams and co-workers in Amazon warehouses. Amazon warehouse workers play a critical role in ensuring that customer orders are processed accurately and efficiently, and that Amazon's high standards for customer satisfaction are met. You will be selecting, packing, and shipping orders – in some cases, for our super-fast (2-hour or less) delivery service.

Duties & Responsibilities

Some of your duties may include:

  • Receive and put away inventory
  • Get customer orders ready and pack them up
  • Load boxes into trucks for shipment
  • Use scanners to read bar codes on products
  • View prompts on screens and follow the direction for some tasks
  • Troubleshoot problems
  • Ensure product meets quality requirements
  • Operate power industrial trucks (PIT) such as a forklift or pallet driver, and work at heights up to 35 feet. Equipment training and certification are provided free of cost.

You'll also need to be able to:

  • Lift up to 49 pounds
  • Push utility carts up to 60 pounds
  • Stand, walk, push, pull, squat, bend, and reach during shifts
  • Use carts, dollies, hand trucks, and other gear to move items around
  • Go up and down stairs (where applicable)
  • Work at a height of up to 40 feet on a mezzanine (where applicable)
  • Adhere to strict safety, quality, and fulfillment production standards

Warehouse Worker Benefits

  • Stay busy. You and your team are engaged the entire shift.
  • Schedule options. Depending on where you work, schedules may include full-time (40 hours), reduced-time (30-36 hours) or part-time (20 hours or less), all with the option of working additional hours if needed.
  • Shift flexibility. Work when it works for you. Shifts may include overnight, early morning, day, evening, and weekend. You can even have four-day workweeks, three-day weekends – and with Anytime Shifts, you can work as little as four hours per week.
  • Anytime Pay. You can instantly cash out up to 70% of your earnings immediately after your shift (for select employee groups). Learn more about Anytime Pay.
  • Career advancement. We have made a pledge to upskill our employees and offer a variety of free training and development programs, and we also have tuition support options for select employee groups. See where your Amazon journey can take you.
  • New skills. Depending on the role and location, you’ll learn: how to operate a garment press and high-capacity printer, a t-shirt folding machine, how to assist with the print production process, or how to receive and process customer returns.
  • Free training. Depending on the role and location, we’ll teach you how to drive power industrial trucks (PIT) such as forklifts or a pallet driver, how the printing process works, and how to work with the latest Amazon technology – including robots.
  • Team environment. Work on small or large teams that support each other.

Why you love Amazon

Many of our jobs come with great benefits – including healthcare, parental leave, ways to save for the future, and opportunities for career advancement – all in a safe and inclusive environment that’s been ranked among the best workplaces in the world. Some offerings are dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location, and can include the following:

  • Competitive wage paid weekly, with overtime for more than 40 hours
  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs)
  • Medical Advice Line
  • Network of Support (health & well-being on and off the job)
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Maternity and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Holiday pay opportunities
  • Employee discounts
  • Basic life insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Company-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • On-the-job training and skills development
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Requirements

  • Candidates must be 18 years or older
  • Ability to understand and adhere to all job requirements and safety guidelines
  • Awareness of warehouse daily operations are added Advantage
  • Good understanding & Problem solving

Skills Required

  • Lift up to 49 pounds.
  • Push utility carts up to 60 pounds.

About Us

There’s a reason Amazon has been ranked among the best workplaces in the world. It’s a commitment to our employees, our customers, our communities, the environment, and the world. Everyday we strive to be Earth’s Best (and Safest) Employer. What does that mean for you, someone considering not just a job, but a career at Amazon? We hope it is everything you’re expecting – and more.

How To Get Started

You can begin by applying this job. If you need help with your application or to learn more about our hiring process, you can find hiring process support from Amazon.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation during the application and hiring process, including support for the New Hire Event, or need to initiate a request prior to starting your Day 1, please visit https://hiring.amazon.com/people-with-disabilities#/ or contact the Applicant-Candidate Accommodation Team (ACAT). You can reach us by phone at 888-435-9287, Monday through Friday, between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.


What are the skills of a warehouse worker?

Teamwork Coordination Inventory control Reporting skills Equipment maintenance

What is a skill for warehouse worker?

Warehouse skills often consist of specific professional skills related to warehouse production, such as operating a forklift, being familiar with warehouse terminology and owning practical skills such as organization and physical stamina.

What does a warehouse worker do?

Ensuring cleanliness, tidiness and safety of work environment. Loading and unloading delivery vehicles. Accepting delivery of inventory. Counting and confirming inventory. Inspecting inventory for damage and faults.

what are the types of Amazon warehouses?

You’ll be part of the team working in one of the many types of Amazon warehouses – the epicenters of our operations, the place where customer orders begin their journey from click to delivery. Fulfillment Centers, Sortation Centers , Delivery Station, Amazon Air Hub Warehouses, Distribution Centers

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