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Forklift Operator

Category:  Gray & Company
Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Hart, MI, US, 49420

Custom Field 1:  2181

Seneca Foods is one of North America's leading providers of packaged fruits and vegetables with facilities located throughout the United States.  Our high quality products are primarily sourced from over 2,000 American farms. Seneca holds the largest share of of the retail private label, food service, and export canned vegetable markets, distributing to over 90 countries. Products are also sold under the brands of Libby’s®, Aunt Nellie’s®, READ®, Seneca Farms®, Green Valley®, CherryMan®, Paradise®, Pennant®, and Seneca labels, including Seneca snack chips. Seneca also provides vegetable products to other companies under various co-pack arrangements.



Position Summary

Scan tickets and properly complete paperwork. Stack and un-stack totes; move totes throughout the plant; dump product from totes into hoppers or tanks; weigh and tag product coming off the line; housekeeping and keeping work area neat and organized; conducting daily forklift checks;  wash, line, and/or repair totes to ready for use; and operate lines as needed (including halver, elliot pitter, x-ray, etc.).


Essential Functions

  • Scan tote tickets to help maintain inventory accuracy
  • Attach proper tote tickets to maintain inventory accuracy
  • Weigh product and record weight on tickets
  • Stack and un-stack totes
  • Relieve other department drivers for breaks
  • Maintain forklift as required
  • Operate forklift safely at all times
  • Complete daily forklift check list
  • Change propane as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Competencies and Certifications Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Trained and knowledgeable in the use of  PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Must pass respiratory fitness test
  • OSHA Forklift license


Physical Demands of Job

The employee must be able to perform the physical demands listed below to perform this specific job functions:

  • Frequent standing and walking
  • Occasional climbing, bending, stooping, and twisting
  • Occasional lifting and/or pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds
  • Occasional pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds


Work Environment

The work environments listed here are representative of those that may be encountered by employee while performing the functions of this job:


  • Wet or humid conditions
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Exposure to brine (sulfur dioxide)
  • Exposure to bleach (calcium chloride)




Seneca Foods Corporation is committed to providing equal opportunity for all, through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other Federal or State legally protected classes. Seneca Foods Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact us at or call 315-926-8100.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids