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Forklift Operator / Material Handler

Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Immediate Hiring for Entry-Level and Experienced manufacturing team members at Glanbia Performance Nutrition!



Hourly Pay: $20.00/hour in a temperature-controlled environment with opportunities to promote from within!



Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, FSA, HSA, Life & Disability Insurance, and 6% 401K match!



Monday through Friday set schedule!
Evening shifts with Shift differential pay!

  • 1st Shift: 6:00am – 2:30pm
  • 2nd Shift 2:00pm – 10:30pm



Join the Glanbia Performance Nutrition team as a Forklift Operator / Material Handler. We are holding interviews with on-the-spot offers and have multiple shift opportunities available!



When you join our manufacturing team, you will enjoy the chance to develop your career and stretch your skills in an environment that requires innovation, initiative, and teamwork!



What you’ll do:

As a Forklift Operator / Material Handler, you will manage responsible for moving goods, loaded pallets and equipment safely and securely. In addition to driving forklifts, this position also has a range of other manufacturing/warehouse duties such as cleaning activities, manual labor or checking inventories.



Every day, you can expect to:

  • Load, unload, move, count/pick, stack and stage product and materials using a stand-up forklift, regular reach truck and material handling as required.       
  • Your shift will be split in half, consisting of stand-up forklift operation and a rotation of four stations. The stations include: cleaning, drying, assembly, and connecting. 
  • Disassemble, clean, and inspect machinery parts using a three-compartment sink
  • Assist with daily cleaning and preventative maintenance of the IBC washing area
  • Inspect any assigned equipment on a daily basis.
  • Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following work methods and OSHA standards. Drives electric powered MHE equipped with lifting devices, evaluating platforms to lift or stack products or materials.       
  • Assist in maintaining/promoting the safety of the warehouse. Report issues and problems to management. Will support and abide by the company’s safety program and all safety initiatives, policies and procedures. 
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): N95 Respirator, lab coat, safety shoes, safety glasses, bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, and nitrile gloves
  • Work with known allergens
    • Most common allergens found in the plant/warehouse environment include, but are not limited to, milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanut and tree nut
  • Work with powders
  • Practice continuous safety



To thrive in this role, you must:

  • Have at least 6-months Stand-Up Forklift Experience
  • Lift up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis 6 inches off Ground to Waist.
  • Lift up to 30 lbs. on an occasional basis Waist to Shoulder.
  • Carry up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis up to 5 ft.
  • Be able to pull a 55lb bag from a height of 60 inches on an occasional basis.



Preferred qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Experience in Food environment or Consumer product
  • Experience using WMS or ERP system with RF scanning a plus


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago