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(Archived) Forklift Operator II (1st Shift) Fort Smith

Last Updated: 7/20/21

Job Description

Our fast-paced manufacturing firm is seeking an Forklift Operator (1st Shift). This position will provide the successful candidate with the chance to apply their knowledge, learn new skills, and work as a team within a clean and safe environment. The ideal candidate for this role has a minimum of 6 months experience in the manufacturing sector, pays strong attention to detail, has excellent attendance and is committed to workplace safety. We offer excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as retirement benefits, PTO and paid holidays. HSM is seeking qualified candidates at our location in Fort Smith, AR. This is a 1st shift position, Monday- Friday 6:00am-2:00pm. The rate of pay for this position is $13.00 per hour.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continual basis. It does not exclude other duties that may be assigned.)

  • Assist Cut-Off Operator with applying banding material to bundles, and labeling.
  • Complete daily forklift inspection to include filling out required paperwork.
  • Assist Cut-Off Operator with removing excess water from around the work area as needed.
  • Assist Mill Operator with length adjustments on debur and de-dimple equipment.
  • Assist Mill Operator with routine maintenance as required
  • Assist Mill Operator with new set-ups and tooling changes.
  • Abide by all safety policies and procedures.
  • Assist Mill Operator with ensuring all tools and equipment are put up at the end of the shift and that the area is clean and free of clutter.
  • Work with Entry operations to ensure coils are delivered to entry area on a timely manner to as not interrupt mill operations.
  • Band empty pallets and remove from the building to the staging area behind the metal plant.

Additional Responsibilities:

Unload and perform quality testing of steel coils for both Metal and Tube Plant.

  • Tag all incoming steel coils and place into inventory.
  • Rotate inventory and pull stock for Mill operations
  • Rotate finished goods inventory
  • Load outgoing trucks and pull finished goods tags.
  • Assist Lead Person with inventory.
  • Complete daily forklift inspection to include filling out required paperwork.
  • Transfer inventory with TranCollector system

Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED preferred, but not required for consideration.

Minimun of 6 months of previous work experience in a manufacturing setting preffered but not required (Prior forklift experience)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age to perform this job.

Company Details

Hickory, North Carolina, United States