Forklift Operator

Job ID:  38247

Roanoke, VA, US

Education Level:  High-School Diploma
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. 


Monitor the plant floor and supply the production lines with material.  Load and unload trucks as needed.  Maintain highest level of quality and safety in all operations.  Maintain cleanliness and inventory accuracy


Essential Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Comply with safety policies and practices and participate in the plant Safety Program.
  • Maintain a safe work environment for self and all team members and equipment through daily 5S, housekeeping activities, vehicle safety checks and report all unsafe acts or conditions.
  • Ability to work any shift including 12-hour shifts, weekend shifts, holidays, maintenance days, etc.
  • Provide accurate reporting of safety, quality, production, and efficiency.
  • Work with team members to make recommendations for process improvements.
  • Operate and/or work around highly automated systems including robotic equipment.
  • Completion of shipping/receiving/warehousing SAP transactions.
  • Load and unload trucks while maintaining EHS 155 requirements
  • Maintain continuous flow of material for production lines.
  • Complete quality checks as needed including FIFO
  • Accurately warehouse products
  • Deliver the basic supplies to each department
  • Precision placement of products at various heights



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.
  • Ability to read and interpret written documentation.
  • Must be team oriented with high energy and initiative.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Proven problem-solving experience.
  • Ability to operate a computer.
  • Must adhere to and support the Trivium Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to operate and/or work around highly automated industrial equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Ability to work with all levels of personnel.
  • Ability to complete safety, quality and production documentation as needed.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changing initiatives.
  • Mechanical aptitude to fulfill essential duties, responsibilities, and accountabilities. (maintenance/operations positions only)
  • Ability to use small hand tools


Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • 2 years of sit-down forklift experience preferred.


Computer Skills:

  • Basic computer skills required
  • Ability to operate tablets and mobile computers


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.