Forklift Driver / General Labor

Category:  Gray & Company
Date:  Jul 6, 2024

Traverse City, MI, US, 49686

Custom Field 1:  3085

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 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; housekeeping, including keeping work area neat and organized; conducting daily forklift checks;  wash, line, and/or repair totes to ready for use; test brine strength and make adjustments; operate lines as needed; and maintain outdoor area, including mowing lawn.


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
  • Maintain forklift as required
  • Operate forklift safely at all times
  • Complete daily forklift check list
  • Change propane as needed
  • Repair totes
  • Test brine strength and make necessary adjustments
  • Housekeeping of plant; mowing of lawn
  • Other duties as assigned


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
  • Some climbing, bending, stooping, and twisting
  • Lifting and/or pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds
  • Must wear respiratory protection equipment when performing certain work


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 sulfur dioxide in both liquid (brine) and gas state.
  • Exposure to calcium hydroxide (lime).
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals



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: Traverse City
Nearest Secondary Market: Northern Michigan