Mohawk Industries Forklift Operator in Garner, North Carolina


  • Fills out pre shift inspection forms before getting on forklift.

  • Loads and unloads all manufacturing items used and produced in manufacturing from trailers.

  • Loads and unloads trailers on a daily basis.

  • Physically stores and locates raw material

  • Uses computerized inventory system to store and retrieve materials.

  • Verifies each pallet of material matches the manufacturing order before loading the buffer or loading material onto a truck to be shipped.

  • Informs line operators of materials staged on the floor and in the production line.

  • Enters information and data into a computer system.

  • Performs housekeeping duties such as seeping floors, cleaning under buffer and conveyors, taking out trash and other housekeeping duties as needed.

  • Perform quality checks on incoming raw materials including, measuring material to determine if material meets milling specifications.

  • Operate industrial trucks, conveyors, carts and buffer and performs daily inspections on equipment as required.

  • Keep raw materials separated and ready to load onto production lines by product specifications and line requirements.

  • Communicates to oncoming shift how much is left and where material is for current order and where the next order is staged.

  • Returns empty pallets and protector boards to the correct area.

  • Charges and changes batteries during the shift.

  • Performs housekeeping duties such as sweeping floors, cleaning under buffer and conveyors, taking out trash and other housekeeping duties as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned by members of management.


  • HS Diploma or GED equivalent required.

  • Minimum of 6 months of previous industrial lift/reach truck experience.

  • Previous material handling experience in an automated manufacturing production environment is highly preferred.

  • Ability to read and comprehend manuals used in the plant.

  • Perform mathematical calculations, including conversion to metric systems.

Job ID 2018-37982

FLSA Status Hourly

Company Mohawk Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Plant