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Forklift Operator - M- F 230pm-1030pm IA

Company: Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc.
Location: Dubuque
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:


About Crown:

CROWN Cork & Seal USA, Inc., a wholly owned company of Crown Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. At Crown, we are passionate about helping our customers build their brands and connect with consumers around the world. We do this by delivering innovative packaging that offers significant value for brand owners, retailers and consumers alike. With operations in 47 countries and over 240 locations, employing over 33,000 people and net sales of over $11 billion, we are uniquely positioned to bring best practices in quality and manufacturing to our customers to drive their businesses locally and globally. Sustaining a leadership position requires us to build a team of highly talented, dedicated and driven individuals.

Division Overview:

Crown's Food Division is the number one manufacturer of food cans in the world. Our complete array of food packaging serves a variety of markets, including fruit, vegetables, dairy, fish, meat, ready meals, pet food, infant milk powder and other dry food products. We offer a wide selection of food cans from round to bowl as well as shaped cans. We truly focus on excellence in all of our products. Here is your chance to join the Crown Food Division.


$500 sign on bonus
Twice per year gainsharing bonus
medical, dental, vision - no monthly premium for employees
Company funded pension
401k plan with company match
paid lunch & breaks
basic life insurance & Short-Term Disability
10 paid holidays
vacation accrual based on years of service
stock purchase plan
tuition reimbursement
safety shoe & prescription safety glasses allowance

Position Overview:

The Forklift Operator/Warehouse position serves a key function in the transport of inventory and materials (both raw materials and finished goods) throughout both the operations floor and warehouse areas at this high-speed manufacturing equipment that produces both metal cans and ends at the Dubuque, Iowa manufacturing location.


Duties And Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to manufacturing floor supervision and management, the Forklift Operator responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

Operates powered industrial trucks to transport inventory and load tractor trailers for shipment
Transports inventory in warehouse to correct locations and stages orders for shipment
Understands daily production schedules and corresponds with management leads and co-workers accordingly
Performs visual inspection of finished goods (cans and ends)
Monitors schedules, equipment or processes, and reports problems to supervision
Assists with Material Movers (Line Drivers) or other forklift operations when necessary
Follows all SOP's and communicates with proper personnel as concerns or issues arise
Assist the Quality Team in locating pallets for sampling
Keeps equipment and all areas safe, clean and organized through proper housekeeping
Ensures all equipment, guards, and safety devices are in place at all times and follows safe work procedures and safety rules
Performs other job-related duties as required or assigned


In addition to the specific responsibilities listed above, the ideal candidate will possess the following:

Minimum Requirements:

High School Education/GED or equivalent
Three to five year(s) experience in a manufacturing environment
Must be available to work various shifts if needed and be able to work nights, weekends, and overtime to cover absences or provide additional support

Preferred Requirements:

High-speed packaging industry experience
Knowledge of warehousing procedures and SOP's


Strong problem solving skills through an individual and/or collaborative approach
Ability to work independently or with a team
Must be able to look at new solutions and "think creatively and strategically" to solve problems
Demonstrated employee relations skills and the ability to motivate people
Excellent time management and project management skills as well as the ability to multi-task
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proven record keeping skills and the ability to focus on details
Proven math and computer skills and working knowledge of various Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Access, etc.)

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and may be required to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
The associate may lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds on occasion
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus
The employee must be able to work up to twelve (12) hours shifts, both day and evening

Working Conditions:

The majority of work will be in a plant environment but maybe required to move around to different parts of the manufacturing floor and warehouse
While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicular traffic in the plant

The associate may be exposed to a wide range of temperatures
The noise level is frequently loud

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Keywords: Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc., Dubuque , Forklift Operator - M- F 230pm-1030pm IA, Professions , Dubuque, Iowa

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