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Forklift Operator

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. 

What is the median salary for an forklift operator?

  • $27,450

Where can I go from here?

Warehouse Logistics
1. Packer/Packager
2. Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
3. Team Assembler
4. Helper
5. Shipping/Receiving Clerk
6. Maintenance Helper
7. Janitor/Cleaner
8. Order/Stock Clerk
9. Dispatcher
10. Inspector/Tester
11. Forklift Operator
12. First-Line Supervisor
13. Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerk
14. Machine Operator
15. Bus Driver (CDL B)
16. Light Truck Driver (CDL B)
17. Heavy/Tractor Trailer Driver (CDL A)
18. Maintenance Mechanic
19. Bus/Truck Mechanic
20. Industrial Engineer
21. General Operations Manager
22. Buyer/Purchasing Agent
23. Transportation/Logistics Manager
24. Supply Systems Analyst
25. Cargo Freight Agent
26. Maintenance Manager
27. Transportation/Logistics Supervisor
28. Warehouse Inventory Manager
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