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Forklift Driver in Grand Prairie at DSV

Date Posted: 1/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Req Number:  21424 

The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating power industrial trucks for the purpose of moving, locating, relocating, stacking, and counting merchandise.  The operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and may also be required to perform Order Filler and Checker duties in addition to his or her own.  They are responsible for the accurate storing, shipping and receiving of product to meet company standards of safety, security, and productivity.

As part of the DSV team, Associates are expected to meet company objectives in the areas of performance, safety, and quality.   Associates are expected to comply with all corporate and site-specific policies.



Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations. Input data accurately into WMS.

Efficiently stack and store product in appropriate area.

Maintain an organized work area.

Order Picking:

Pull and prepare for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped.  

Perform picking duties in an efficient manner that meets customer service standards.

Prepare freight for operations accurately and in a timely manner as required.


Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage.  

Report quality variances


Efficiently moves product form staging and/or storage to production lines and/or staging docks.

Proper documentation must accompany freight.


Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained. 

Assist in physical inventories.  Ensure proper stock rotation.

Safety, Housekeeping, and Compliance:

Maintain a clean, neat, orderly work area, and assist in security of the warehouse  

Will comply with all Standard Operating Procedures, corporate and site specific policies, safety rules, and OSHA/ MSDS Standards.

Participates in safety meetings.

Equipment Operation: 

Load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, drum attachment, or other power equipment.   

Maintain the facility’s equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.  

On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment.  

Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods. 

Associates must maintain an active forklift certification.

Perform or assist in building, grounds, and equipment maintenance as assigned.


Change fuel tanks on fork lifts as needed: participate in physical inventories; perform labeling, sorting, wrapping, packing, and repacking as needed

Repair pallets when necessary, trailers, and truck bays as requested.  

Help maintain the facility to provide a clean, safe work environment.

Performs other duties as required




Education and/or Experience

Must have a High school diploma or general education degree (GED). 

6 months experience working in a logistics/distribution/relevant environment.

Able to operate MHE

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

Satisfactory completion of a forklift training program


Computer Skills

Basic computer skills

RF Scanners

WMS functions

Language Skills

English (reading, writing, verbal)

Mathematical Skills

Basic to intermediate level to verify quantities of product, count inventory, or perform other duties associated with handling, storing and distributing client products. 


Strong attention to detail accuracy and accomplish job task in a timely manner.

Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision or guidance

Must be able to effectively adapt to change and thrive in a stimulating, fast-pace work environment.


1-2 years experience working in a warehouse/logistics/distribution environment

1-2 years forklift experience.

Current or prior MHE certification


While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.  The employee uses computer and telephone equipment.  Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision.  Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs while following proper lifting procedures. Must be able to stand on feet for up to 8 hours per day.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 



The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

By signing below, the employee affirms they are able to meet the expectations and perform the functions described above with reasonable accommodations.

DSV – Global transport and logistics
DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. 45,000 employees in more than 80 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services – as part of the operation or in a variety of supporting roles. If you have drive and talent and enjoy responsibility, we’ll give you the support you need to explore your potential and forward your career. Read more at   

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth