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Warehouse Forklift Operator

Location: West Chicago, IL - West Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: May 21, 2024
Requisition ID: 2022-310
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Together, We Own it! Start your employee owner journey with Shorr Packaging.

As a Warehouse Operator, you will be responsible for operating powered equipment for the purpose of moving, locating, stacking, and counting product in the warehouse to serve our customers with their custom packaging solutions.


  • Fill customer orders, work orders, shipping orders, or requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed
  • Prepare proper shipping documents
  • Move inventory materials and items from receiving or production areas to storage or to other designated areas
  • Record amounts of materials or items received or distributed
  • Open bales, crates, and other containers
  • Maintain warehouse equipment
  • Assist with any secondary warehouse duties: receiving, put away, shipping, and assembly
  • Keep warehouse area clean including sweeping the floors and picking up loose materials
  • Other duties as requested


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • 1-3 related experience and/or training as a warehouse operator; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with RF Scanners and Warehouse Management System (WMS) preferred
  • Proficient reading and writing skills and ability to follow directions
  • Forklift certification preferred

Physical Demands:

  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. The employee must lift, slide and/or move up to 100 pounds of material from pallet to pallet and lift up to 20 pounds 72 inches from the floor.


Work Environment:

  • Our facilities are in state-of-the-art climate-controlled buildings. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - Together, We Own It!
  • Comprehensive Employee Benefits: Medical, dental, vision and other insurance coverages
  • Competitive hourly rate plus targeted annual bonus plan
  • Generous Paid Time off: Vacation, Personal, Sick and Floating Holidays along with company holidays
  • Team based Employee Owner company culture

Shorr Packaging Corporation is an equal-opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. It is the policy of the Shorr Packaging Corporate to afford full Equal Employment Opportunity, and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.

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