Forklift Operator

Job Locations Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/19/2021 2:16 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
1st shift
Keen Transport, Inc.


Keen Transport is looking to add two Forklift Operators to our Assembly team in Carlisle, PA.  This position is responsible for the safe and accurate receiving and shipment of parts to and from the facility. The primary objective is to have zero miss-shipments and cargo claims. The employee will also perform yard duties as needed and is responsible for the safe operation of all equipment used within the scope of employment. 

Job Description


  1. Safely Load and unload construction parts to/from trailers using light and/or heavy forklift for the purpose of receiving or shipment from the yard;
  2. Operation of various construction equipment to accomplish receiving and shipping responsibilities,
  3. Loading or unloading construction parts on/off trailers using light and heavy forklifts
    • Use of heavy forklift to load/unload heavy equipment that is transported without tires onto beams on trailers for secure transport;
    • Use of proper chaining, banding, blocking, or other appropriate load securement technique and mechanisms to assure safe transit of cargo;
    • Verification of serial number, piece count and condition of all shipments in or out or the facility;
    • Inspect shipments for proper number of chains, nylon straps, or other securement devices to guard against claims or in-transit damage;
    • Verify the loaded dimensions of all units shipping from the facility.
  4. Loading of Keen fleet or brokers, following established guidelines, including verification of serial number, MSO number, piece count, and condition of machine or parts.
  5. Scale all loads that are pre-loaded for drivers including gross weight, axle weights, and axle groups, and verify road worthiness of trailer.
    • Measure all pre-loads for width and loaded height.
  6. Operate hand tools regularly used in loading or yard activity such as banding machines, air wrenches and hammers, or other commonly used hand tools.
  7. Yard maintenance as required
    • Keep yard tidy, neat, and clean, so units and pieces can be located and loaded safely and efficiently;
    • Keep shop area clean and report any company equipment in need of repair.

Job Requirements


  • Must have a current driver’s license and clean driving record;
  • Must have ability to read and interpret paperwork associated with the shipping/receiving function including but not limited to; bills of lading, shipping orders, manifests, tally sheets or export documentation;
  • Must be able to work outside in all reasonable weather conditions;
  • Position will be exposed to dirt, dust, and fumes from the operation of construction equipment, cranes, forklifts, etc.;
  • Must pass post offer drug screen and background check as a condition of hire;
  • Regular and punctual attendance required.



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