Warehouse Forklift Operator

Job Title: Warehouse Forklift Operator

Department: SSI Houston Whse

Office Name: Seaboard Solutions - Houston
Address: 16398 Jacintoport Blvd
City: Houston-TX
Postal Code: 77015
Country: US



This position is responsible for moving different commodities within the Seaboard Solutions warehouse operations utilizing a forklift.  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 ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Please note applications out of the geographic region for position applied will not be considered.




  • One (1) year of experience operating a 5K forklift to safely and efficiently transport and relocate loaded pallets from containers and trailers storing them in designated warehouse areas
  • Must have the ability to read, write, and speak basic English
  • Must be able to accurately process alpha/numeric information
  • Must have the ability to function effectively in a fast paced, team oriented work environment
  • Must have the ability to work independently with limited supervision and strong initiative
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees
  • Must have the ability to think logically, follow procedures, instructions and make sound decisions
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TWIC card within 60 days of employment
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule or extended hours based on company needs.  




  • Perform all functions in accordance with operation and safety guidelines
  • Review and implement the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) guidelines on a daily basis to ensure compliance with safety, and warehouse storing procedures
  • Inspect forklift before operating making sure it is safe to operate and manually complete the forklift maintenance checklist
  • Operate 5K forklift equipment to relocate material and load and/or unload pallets, containing shrink-wrapped or loose cartons, rolls or bundles with a variety of cargo from the container or domestic trailer and the designated warehouse areas
  • Ensure packaging line has an adequate supply of pallets, slip sheets, and stretch wrap
  • Ensure that pallets are stretch wrapped properly before loading or storing
  • Compare pallet ID label number and Warehouse receipt to make sure that there are no discrepancies before storing or loading pallet to/from warehouse and conveyance equipment
  • Use RF (Radio Frequency) hand held computer system to track work performed and inventory
  • Load container and trailers in a manner to maintain the integrity of the cargo free of damage while at the same time maximizing the space of the equipment. 
  • Clean out warehouse location before storing material and assist in keeping the packaging line clean
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area, free of debris or safety hazards and awareness of surroundings (i.e. vehicles, people checking equipment, etc.) at all times


  • Seek out sufficient warehouse space by working with team leader and Jacintoport personnel to efficiently store product in the warehouse
  • Assist Jacintoport with forklift duties on days in where Seaboard Solutions volume may be low and as instructed by Team Leader
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • Subject to physical and/or DOT Screening is required along with other tests as applicable
  • The employee is continuously required to sit, twist, forward reach, and exercise eye-hand coordination and eye-hand-foot coordination
  • The employee is continuously required to grasp and exercise repetitive foot and wrist motion
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use their fingers
  • The employee is frequently required to talk and hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, forward bend and exercise pinch and finger dexterity
  • The employee is occasionally required to lift, carry, push and pull up to 50lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus



  • Report safety hazards
  • Immediately report incidents involving injury, illness, or property damage
  • Wear appropriate PPE as instructed by immediate supervisor
  • Comply with all company safety policies, procedures, and rules
  • Refuse any unsafe task or operation
  • Participate in safety meetings and training
  • Be constantly aware of their personal safety and that of their coworkers



Receives direct supervision from the Team Leader and receives guidance from the Warehouse Manager, Miami.  Employee does not exercise supervision over any other position.



  • Position is exposed to all possible environmental factors such as extreme heat, rain, wind, and high humidity during day and night shifts
  • The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to dust, fumes, and airborne particles, toxic and caustic chemicals
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high
  • Moderate vibration when operating equipment through the body with use of hydraulic seating system



  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position
  • The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change