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Staples Warehouse Forklift Operator - 1st Shift in Hagerstown, Maryland


3 days of 12 hour shifts weekly: 7:00am - 7:00pm

$17.00 an hour

Staples is focused on our customer and our community. We are investing in our people, empowering you to learn, grow and deliver as part of our inclusive and team-oriented supply chain culture. As a Forklift Operator (Warehouse Worker), you’ll help the distribution center meet its goals by operating material handling equipment to move product within the warehouse. To help you be successful, you’ll also receive three to eight weeks of on-the-job training.

Get great perks.

  • Full time hours and generous paid time off; hiring immediately

  • Associate store discount and more perks (discounts on mobile plans, movie tickets, etc.)

  • 401(k) plan with a company match, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and many more benefits

Play an active role in helping your distribution center and your customer win.

  • Operate material handling equipment to move product within the warehouse, such as forklift, pallet jack, cherry picker, and turret truck

  • Select orders by pulling, stacking and labeling merchandise and bring them to the staging area

  • Maintain pick locations by cutting product open and placing it in the main picking locations

  • Break down pallets of returned merchandise and verify accuracy against packing slip

  • Unload trucks and put away product in the correct overstock location

  • Organize orders to be picked in an efficient manner

  • Stack empty pallets and maintain a clean work area

  • Inspect all equipment and complete safety inspection sheet before operation


Essential skills and experience:

  • Experience operating at least two different types of material handling equipment, such as forklift, pallet jack, cherry picker, and/or turret truck

  • Able to work a rotating day schedule: two weeks of Sunday – Tuesday and then two weeks of Wednesday – Friday

  • Demonstrated regular attendance and able to work overtime as scheduled

  • Have basic English language, reading and writing skills; basic math and data entry

  • Pass a background check and drug screen

  • Detail oriented, ability to follow directions and collaborative with other team members

  • Ability to lift up to 62 lbs, work at heights up to 30 feet or more at times, and around a conveyor belt system

  • Perform moderate physical effort and use of motor skills requiring manual dexterity, regularly stand, walk, stoop, kneel, pull/push, twist, reach, climb ladders and crouch

  • Can work in hot environment of approximately 95 degrees F at upper levels during the summer

  • Staples does not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position


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Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.