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Forklift Operator Swing Shift

Company: Basic American Foods
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Forklift Operator-Idaho Falls, Idaho

Swing Shift 3:30 pm - midnight


Is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of a forklift used to load trucks, and transport product and other materials to and from the warehouse by performing the following duties. This position is a rotating day/swing shift. Must be able to work night and weekends.


Moves levers and presses pedals to drive forklift and control movement of lifting apparatus.

Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials, and transports load to designated area.

Unloads, loads, and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device.

Inventories materials on work floor and supplies workers with materials as needed.

Loads and unloads materials onto or off of pallets or slip sheets into and out of trucks and into railcars.

Recharges batteries or replaces liquefied gas tank.

Follows safe work practices and procedures.

Other duties as assigned.


Must be able to work rotating shift work.

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.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience with push/pull attachment using slip sheets highly preferred but not mandatory.


The employee in this position must have a valid driver's license and must be able to successfully complete the forklift driver certification training program.


The 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 regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The 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 around moving machinery, occasionally in outside weather conditions and may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Career Development

Beyond our commitment to quality and convenient products, we provide a culture where employees are valued and

At BAF, we are an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strive to create a supportive and inclusive community of individuals committed to helping each other and our company thrive.

Do you have an interest in making a difference at a privately held company that is committed to quality, employee development, and technical excellence? Basic American Foods, family owned and operated since 1933 and a market leader and innovator in shelf stable food products within the foodservice industry, is looking for a reliable, team focused, motivated Semi-Truck Driver to support our Central Distribution Center in Idaho Falls. You must be able to operator a forklift as this is a major part of the job.

Who We Are

What makes an amazing meal so great? The people who create them-those in kitchens and dining rooms everywhere who work hard to plan, prepare and cook every dish to perfection. They're heroes in our eyes, and it's our job to set them up for success. We are proud of our 85-year history, and we credit success to our startup mentality and strategic focus on providing tasty and innovative products to kitchens, cafeterias, and dining rooms throughout America. Our supportive and collaborative culture is driven by our mission-to make mealtime victories happen every single day.

Where We Are

Our locations in Southeast Idaho provide the family-friendly feel of a small town with plenty of nearby nature to explore. This area is perfect for the outdoor activities lover and is only a short distance from two national parks!

What BAF is Like

As a relatively flat organization, you have a voice from your first day, along with opportunities to explore, learn and develop new skills with challenging and rewarding work. We're focused on your success, both professionally and personally, and we are committed to helping you every step of the way. We are a family-owned, family-friendly company that empowers and supports our employees. We live out our company values and expect all team members to do the same.

Keywords: Basic American Foods, Idaho Falls , Forklift Operator Swing Shift, Professions , Idaho Falls, Idaho

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