What does a Forklift Operator do?

A forklift operator is responsible for navigating a warehouse or construction area to move goods around. They are responsible for ensuring that the forklift is in good condition. A few of the main duties of a forklift operator are performing routine maintenance on the forklift, moving goods from one place to another, creating reports of lost or broken goods, and inspecting the forklift. They also have to follow all health and safety regulations. Some of the jobs titles that a forklift operator could grow into are operations manager and warehouse manager.

A forklift operator should have two years of experience in a warehouse setting as well as a high school degree or GED equivalent. One of the most important skills that a forklift operator will have is the ability to keep track of goods. Another skill is organization as the forklift operator will have to keep track of where all the goods are.

  • Keep track of the location of goods
  • Report any damaged or lost goods
  • Move goods from one location to another
  • Perform routine maintenance on the forklift
  • Ensure proper health and safety regulations are followed
  • Store the forklift back in the proper place
  • Ensure there is adequate gas in the forklift
  • Perform inspections on the forklift
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Certified to operate heavy machinery
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to follow proper safety procedures
  • Ability to pass a background test
  • Ability to maintain a safe working area
  • Knowledge of heavy machinery
  • Great organizational skills

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
20%
2 - 4
12%
5 - 7
0%
8+
68%

Common Skill Sets

English Language
Load Unload
Strong WORK Ethic
Attention To Detail
Urgency
Written Communication
Fork Lift
Excellent Communication

Forklift Operator Seniority Levels

L2
Forklift Operator
₹ 3,38,422/yr
L3
Forklift Operator III
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L4
Lead Forklift Operator
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Packer
18% made the transition
Receiver
19% made the transition
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Forklift Operator Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹ 17,129 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹7K
Median: ₹17K
₹31K
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