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Forklift Operator / Laborer

Company: Deployed Resources
Location: Jackson
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Expected Pay Range: $18 - $22 / hour

The Forklift Operator / Laboreris primarily responsible for the maintenance of the Deployed Resources Jackson, MS Facility, Yard, and Warehouse indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. This includes operating forklifts, telehandlers, and other related equipment. The secondary responsibilities include the execution of contract work at job sites as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Operate a straight mast forklift (and other types of forklifts)
  • Operate a telehandler or telescopic forklift
  • Move shipping containers around yard for maintenance, storage, and loading/unloading.
  • Perform a variety of general labor tasks around the yard, including (but not limited to):
  • Facility and grounds maintenance, general cleaning and organizing
  • Mowing
  • Trim work
  • Trash removal
  • Basic grounds repairs
  • Basic equipment repairs under supervision
  • Learn basic hand and power tools and how to use them appropriately
  • Assist with packing, loading and unloading trucks and equipment
  • Keep tools and equipment components organized Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Skills and Specifications
    • Great organizational skills.
    • General knowledge of safe working practices.
    • Read and interpret owner's manuals, equipment schematics and work orders.
    • Ability to speak, read and write English.
    • Have and maintain a clean driving record (able to drive company vehicles).
    • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office and other basic computer skills sufficient to use DR asset tracker system and HRIS.
    • Ability to Operate various styles of forklift, telehandler, and related equipment.
    • Local to Jackson, MS Supervisory Responsibility


      Work Environment

      This job operates in workshop, facility, and field environments. We operate 24/7/365, inside and outside, in all weather conditions. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, hand tools, site equipment and vehicles, and is required to use and wear standard PPE, which will be provided by the company. There is an expectation of clear communication in English both written and orally.

      Physical Demands

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Ability to twist, turn, bend, lift, kneel, climb and stand. Lifting of up to 50 lbs may occur. Employee will be required to travel (at organization expense) in automobile and/or aircraft. Expectation of exposure to weather (heat, cold, rain, snow) as operations occur in all areas of the country with potential for overseas travel.

      Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

      This is a full-time position based in Jackson, MS. Standard days and hours of work at the yard are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours associated with contract work varies by contract. Flexibility is required of all candidates for both scheduling and duties assigned. Ability to work flexible hours including nights, holidays, and weekends is required based on contract needs. Must be up for working 24/7 when needed on-site and overtime will be earned in addition to hourly rate in excess of 40 hours per week.


      Up to 20%. This position requires occasional travel to job sites. Travel is associated with all contract work and may be required to assist with equipment maintenance and rehabilitations. Travel is dependent on contract load and disaster response. Ability to travel to job sites and be away for extended periods of time based on contract needs is required.

      Required Education and Experience
      • High School Diploma (or equivalent) is required
      • 1 year of experience in a maintenance, skilled trade, or laborer position is required
      • 3 years of relevant experience is desired, to include experience with the following tasks:
      • Operating a straight mast forklift
      • Operating a telehandler forklift (or telescopic forklift)
      • Moving shipping containers Work Authorization/Security Clearance
        • Must be able to travel within the Continental United States (CONUS)
        • Must pass a drug test, motor vehicle record check, and a background check after accepting a conditional offer of employment
        • Must possess a valid driver's license. Have/maintain a clean driving record. CDL is a plus.
        • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)

          AAP/EEO Statement

          Deployed Resources LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: Deployed Resources, Jackson , Forklift Operator / Laborer, Professions , Jackson, Mississippi

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