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Forklift Operator 2nd shift

Department:  Warehouse

Manitowoc, WI, US, 54220


At Lakeside, we're committed to growing our company – and our people. When you join the Lakeside team, you’ll become part of our family. Since 1887 we’ve produced a diverse line of canned and frozen foods. We sell our products through major retailers, food service distributors and national restaurant chains. We’re driven to find new, innovative ways to serve our customers and our community. And there’s a seat at the table for you. 




Responsible for maintaining a constant flow of product and supplies to the production lines to ensure a constant flow of production.                                                   



  •    Before shift start up, examine shipping schedule to be completed that shift.
  • Maintain a constant supply of raw product to lines to ensure unnecessary down time.
  • Count and verify pallet ticket to ensure the correct product is being used on each line.
  • Open totes and place them in the dump towers in order of input tickets recorded.
  • Remove empty totes from the dump towers.
  • Assist freezer production forklift driver with locating necessary product.
  • Remove pallet tickets from totes and turn them into quality control in order of input product.
  • Make dumpsters available and empty when necessary.
  • Help keep the work area clean.
  • Understand and practice safety procedures for operating forklift and check forklift for service and safety.
  • Maintain lift truck and batteries to set procedures to insure minimal repair costs.
  • May perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Adhere to all Lakeside Foods established policies and procedures.
  • Communicate any problems to the supervisor.
  • Notify Supervisor immediately if any unsafe or potentially hazardous conditions are discovered.



   Education and/or Experience:

  • Six months to one year electrical forklift experience and/or training.
  • Must be certified in electric forklift operations.

   Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to interface with computers and software applications.

   Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to accurately add, subtract, multiply and divide four digit numbers.


   Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.   



  • Through individual and team efforts, enthusiastically work toward the continuous improvement of his/her job, work area, department and Lakeside as a whole.  Fully participate in TAL by "living" Lakeside's Standards of Conduct and being an active member of operational and project teams.  By action and work, clearly and visibly demonstrate the spirit of teamwork, cooperation and respect for others in all business transactions and exchanges.



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. 
  • The average temperature is 55 degrees.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually high.




Lakeside Foods welcomes people of all backgrounds and the varied ideas they bring to the workplace. Being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer is part of our heritage and culture. We recruit, hire and promote employees based on qualifications and merit, without regard to race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital or veteran status. 


Nearest Major Market: Green Bay
Nearest Secondary Market: Appleton