Fork Lift Operator

Job ID:  38220

Conklin, NY, US

Contract Type:  Permanent
Location Type:  On-site
Talent Area:  Production/Technicians

Trivium Packaging is a global sustainability leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide, nearly 8,000 employees, and an annual revenue of approximately €3.0 billion. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care, and premium beverages.

Trivium wants to shape the industry and has embarked on an ambitious transformation journey. In the near term, focus is on building & upskilling the team, deciding where to play & how to win, and increasing financial performance by executing the Trivium Business System (commercial, operational, and supply chain excellence). Sustainability is embedded in our materials and in our actions. Trivium has ambitious sustainability targets and focuses exclusively on products that are infinitely recyclable. Our company sustainability journey has been awarded with a Platinum medal by EcoVadis, the world’s leading rating agent who allocated this award only to the top 1% of the >75000 companies reviewed. Sustainability is embedded in each and every function at Trivium, it‘s in our DNA. The global head office is at Amsterdam Airport; however, many people work in virtual teams from different countries. Our culture is results-driven, entrepreneurial, informal, and highly multicultural. Our people have a high degree of responsibility. 

This position provides Shipping, Receiving, Packaging, Sorting and MRO Inventory support, ensuring production has required material needed to meet schedule, customer product is shipped on –time and minimum and maximum balances are maintained in MRO.


Essential Primary Responsibilities & Duties:


  • Always operates mobile equipment in a Safe manner, promoting safety with those related to warehouse/distribution.
  • Performs daily forklift Safety checks and reports / documents out-of-compliance concerns for correction on maintenance work orders.
  • Complete the correct material handling movements of raw material, work in process, finished goods & recyclable components within the plant, ensuring complete accuracy of transactions and zero damage to materials.
  • Execute product shipments to external & internal customers, as well as satisfy other shipping needs. Ensure internal and external customer demands and requests are satisfied at all times.
  • Review in-plant raw material availability to replenish or rotate stock according to FIFO principles.
  • Preparation and/or completion of required receiving and shipping documentation, including but not limited to BOL’s and inspections.
  • Utilization of operational ERP components including lift terminals, SAP review and TMS scheduling applications.
  • Participate in cycle counting activities as part of the physical inventory process of both MRO and Finished Goods.
  • During operational flexibility, engage in warehouse 5S requirements.
  • Ensure that receiving activities for incoming material, parts and all other incoming shipments are handled properly, inspected and documented.
  • Investigation of undocumented receipts and returns.
  • Maintain working relationship with vendors and carriers ensuring a professional atmosphere with all relevant parties.
  • Facilitate processing of plant recyclables and scrap per designated disposition stream.
  • Work autonomously and independent through support of guidance from department personnel.
  • Provide occasional off-shift coverage to department team members for operational success.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Potential Secondary Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Suggest and procure S/R department spare parts, service and any other warehouse supplies needed.
  • Provide procurement support to assist in MRO or consumable part ordering using min/max, restock, MRO procedures.
  • Maintain organized system for part recognition, identification including labeled parts, bins, location map, sign-outs, visual factory, 5S & Lean mythology
  • Assist in re-work projects as assigned during 


Direct Reports:



Qualifications and Competencies:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, behaviors and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Safe, efficient and accurate operation of mobile equipment in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work within all levels of the organization and customers
  • Working knowledge of inventory systems and lean manufacturing practices
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Willing and able to work all shifts as well as weekends and holidays if necessary
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills, multi-tasking abilities using effective time management
  • Team oriented with good energy and initiative
  • Familiarity with SAP or similar ERP systems


Education and/or Experience:

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. 5+ years shipping/receiving/inventory experience in a high-volume manufacturing or distribution environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in a related field
  • Kaizen / Lean Six Sigma training and exposure
  • Experience in food grade product manufacturing


Computer Skills:

Proficient computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office Applications)


Physical Demands:

The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly to stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle, feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and work in heights. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision as well as color recognition. Good hand-eye coordination is necessary.

Average hours per week 40 or 36/48 Usual shift worked is 8/12

Stand 91%

Sit 9%

Walk 40%

Lift 30%

Twist 50%

Squat 20%

Crawl 0%

Bend 20% @ 90 degrees

Reach above shoulders 10%

Kneel 2%

Work at heights as required with proper safety protection

This position requires ability to lift:

Up to 15 Lbs. Frequently

16 – 30 Lbs. Frequently

31 – 50 Lbs. Frequently

51 – 75 Lbs. Occasionally

76 – 100 Lbs. Not required

Over 100 Lbs. Not required or allowed

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential function of his job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is loud. Employees must wear hearing protection and all other assigned Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Temperatures can range from extreme cold (<40 degrees) to extreme heat (>95 degrees). The atmosphere contains some fumes, dust and odors.


Starting Pay Range: $16.20 - $17.98 per hour


To reach our goals, we know we need colleagues at all levels who are truly diverse in every way. That’s why we are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people and It’s business critical for us to ensure all our people have what they need to perform at their best and can be their true selves at work.

Nearest Major Market: Binghamton