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Forklift Operator (2nd Shift) - South Tree

Mountville, PA
Job Description

Hain Celestial / Garden Veggie Straws South Tree Lancaster facility is searching for a Forklift Operator (2nd ) South Tree to join our team. We believe in offering choices that make healthier living a little bit easier through better-for-you brands. Healthier living for all starts here! If you thrive in a detail-focused and hardworking environment this is the place for you.

Basic Purpose:

Safely use a powered industrial forklift truck (sit or stand) to load and unload trucks trailers; to move raw materials from and finish inventory to proper locations; and to move waste materials to proper location for disposal.

  • The material handler /forklift drivers will relocate palletized loads of materials from the warehouse or from storage trailers to the production areas or to replenish inventory stockpiles. They could remove items from key location on the plant floor and place them in assigned locations.
  • In addition to being key team members in maintaining FIFO stock rotation, they are critical to the operations ability to maintain a successful pest control program. The careless operation of powered industrial forklift trucks, hydraulic pallet jacks, and electric assist pallet movers can be devastating to other employees, fixed equipment, walls, doorways, and pest control devices.
  • The forklift driver will maintain those records and documents required to assure the safety requirements of equipment operation as well as documents concerning inventory control, and shipping /receiving records.
  • Must follow all GMP requirements as they pertain to safety, quality, and food safety.

Task description:
  • Safely uses powered forklift truck to load and unload trailers
  • Moves and places raw material from warehouse to proper location in the plant.
  • Moves waste materials to their proper location for disposal.


  • Must have completed company provided training and have been issued a company operator's license.
  • Must have the motor skills commensurate with the essential functions of the job
  • Must be trained in the proper operation of the equipment.
  • Must be trained in the basic of good storage practice regulations.
  • Must be able to work in a safe manor with serious regard for the quality of the materials being handled.
  • Operators using battery powered pallet jacks must be authorized to do so by the production supervisor and plant's safety coordinator.

Physical Demands:
  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Speaking-ordinary speech
  • Near acuity (clarity of vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Hearing-ordinary conversation

Work Environment:
  • Exposure to fluorescent lights
  • Hearing-ordinary conversation
  • extreme climate or climate variation
  • Bending, twisting, lifting
  • Training on housekeeping issues and awareness of location.
  • Training on stock arrangement techniques.
  • Training in proper methods of lifting and load handling associated with powered equipment.
  • Training in the proper use of powered equipment and certification of the operator's capabilities.
  • Training- properly located face shield and emergency eye wash station.

Potential hazards:
  • Bumping into & slipping
  • Being hit by falling objects
  • Bending, twisting, lifting
  • Slips, Twists and Falls

Compensation and Benefits:
  • New starting wage is $17.50 per hour (commensurate with experience and location). *Note that rate could change based on shift schedule.
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Disability coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Critical illness and accident insurance
  • Legal and identity protection insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Tuition assistance
  • Adoption and surrogacy assistance
  • 401(k)
  • PTO
  • Parental Leave
  • Maven Family Planning

Hain Celestial is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, expression, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

If you need accommodations for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an e-mail to or call 516-587-5000 to let us know the nature of your request. EEO/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disabled