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Fork Lift Operator

Date: Jun 5, 2019

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift:                        All

Security Clearance: No Clearance



Drives gasoline or diesel powered industrial truck equipped with forklift blades used to lift, stack, or tier equipment and materials throughout the shipyard. Uses forklift to push, pull, lift, stack or tier merchandise, equipment, or bulk materials in warehouse, shipyard, or on-board ship. Drives truck and controls movement of lifting apparatus. Positions forms or lifting platform under loaded pallets, skids, or boxes. Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lift forks or lifting platform. Inspects forklift daily for mechanical and fluid deficiencies. Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.


Required Education/Training


High school education/equivalent preferred. Knowledge of shipbuilding processes and procedures preferred. Must have at least 2 years previous experience or training necessary via:

1) Successful completion of NASSCO training program for advancement -or-

2) Complete NASSCO assessment within this level -or-

3) Has completed appropriate trade certificate programs to pass assessment.


Experience (type and preferred # of years)


Requires previous experience or training. NASSCO training and certification will be required. Must be able to follow and understand written (in English) and visual instructions. Good driving skills needed. Must be able to operate hand and foot controls. Ability to work any shift required. Must be able to work on-board ship while under construction. Ability to hear warning signals, read and comprehend safety instructions, regulations and warnings are required. Must be able to pass written and hands-on tests instruction to receive required operator's license. Ability to read and understand material shipping documents is required.


Unique/Additional Requirements


Must have the ability to follow written and verbal instruction (in English). Strong organizational abilities a must. Must be able to recognize and avoid potential hazards, which commonly arise. Must be flexible in working any shift and overtime when necessary. Must be able to hear warning signals and read and comprehend safety instructions. Must show at least two years of continous, stable and verifiable employment. May consider NASSCO approved training program. Construction or manufacturing background preferred and have strong mechanical skills.


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