Forklift Driver/Order Picker

Americold - Park Rapids, MN


Americold, the largest provider of temperature controlled distribution services in the US, is seeking a Forklift Operator to join the team at our refrigerated warehouse in Park Rapids

Primary Responsibility: Unloads and loads customer product, scans product, and places it correctly in warehouse. Maintains a safe and clean work area.

Essential Functions:

  • Promote a safe work environment through personal actions. Identify any safety concerns, as well as cost saving opportunities.
  • Load and unload trucks and railcars. Move product onto pallet in correct position.
  • Scan product and move to loading area. Check for accuracy and placement.

4 .Direct product to correct area in warehouse.

  • Pack product using shrink-wrap. Attach correct labels to product.
  • Move product safely using forklift, pallet jack or dock loader. Follow instructions for operating equipment.
  • Clear work area of loose wood and plastic. Sweep work area as needed.
  • Report faulty equipment, damage to racks, and other safety hazards to supervisor.
  • Inventory product as needed. Label, sort, wrap and tie product.

10.Other duties as requested.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:

Requires ability to work independently

May work overtime, evenings, or weekends in order to complete work or to attend meetings, as directed and authorized by management

Requires the ability to pay close attention to details, meet deadlines, and work with difficult individuals

Must be able to relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: they must get along with co-workers without exhibiting behavioral extremes; perform work activities requiring reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to corrective directions from a supervisor

Tools and Technology:


Warehouse management system and related components

Pallet Jack, high lift, sit down or stand up lift truck, Hi-lift, RC

Educational Requirements:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred, or at least one year related work experience

Physical Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions for this position and meet the physical requirements needed to perform them, including but not limited to frequently requiring the ability to drive a fort lift, sit; hear or talk: use close vision; use hands to grasp, handle or feel objects; and type and manipulate controls. Employee is occasionally required to use distance vision, stand, kneel or crouch. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities. While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently and lift up to 10 lbs.

Able to work in spaces with 55 inches of headroom

May be required to tolerate working environment with inside controlled temperatures of –15 degrees Fahrenheit and outside ambient temperatures (including heat, cold and precipitation)

Must tolerate heights up to 30 ft. and be able to access elevated products from inside safety cage

May stand to rebuild pallets with products. Requires tolerance of standing posture up to 5 hours, over an 8-hour shift

Must transfer boxes weighing up to 55 lbs. from ground level to 80 inches in height and up 70 lbs. to 50 inches in height rebuilding pallets. Lifting and carrying product a distance of 6 ft. without mechanical assistance

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW

Job Type: Full-time


  • Forklift Operator: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)