What does an forklift operator do?
Forklift operators use machinery to transport materials and goods around a warehouse or job site.
What do I need to get an forklift operator job?
This position requires the completion of a limited number of courses (some awarding a certificate) and carry a prerequisite of a high school diploma or GED. Careers are annotated if some employers offer on the job training (OJT).
HCC – Students that successfully complete this course satisfy the requirements of, and are certified through OSHA’s 1998 revised Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training Standard. Students must pass a written and practical test.
CC – Forklift Operations will prepare students to operate a forklift. This covers vehicle inspection, safety, stopping and starting, hazardous surfaces, product handling and weight distribution.