Basic Function: Provides transportation of clients and materials to reach designated locations within scheduled time, under direct supervision of the Production Superintendent. Operates electric powered industrial forklift trucks.
Transport clients to and from evaluation services and other programmatic activities in accordance with pre-arranged schedules.
Delivers and picks up subcontract work or other materials as required.
Verifies load against shipping papers.
Prepares receipts for loads picked up.
Maintains a trip log as specified by supervisor.
Recommends changes in routes as circumstances warrant.
Inspects vehicle(s) equipment and supplies, such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water.
Keep vehicle(s) clean. Reports need for mechanical repairs.
Drives electric powered industrial forklift trucks equipped with forklift to stack and move products in warehouse storage or production floor.
* May inventory materials on work floor, and supply workers wit materials as needed.
* May load or unload materials onto or off pallets and may lubricate forklift or recharge batteries.
* May perform emergency roadside repairs, such as changing tires, installing light bulbs, fuses, and spark plugs.
* Performs other duties depending on Agency needs.
* Non-essential duties
Mental/Physical Demands: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. When lifting and moving materials, the employee is frequently required to operate a stand-up or sit-down rider and a motorized hand truck.
Environmental Conditions: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.
Forklift Safety Requirements:
When operating a forklift, drivers are to exercise the following safety precautions: insure that flashing lights are turned on and that the backup horn sounds; equip the forklift with the safety cage; check to see if the maximum weight is displayed on the forklift and do not lift more than the required forklift capacity; allow no riders on the forklift and fasten seatbelts; check to insure that loads are balanced and secured and that the load backrest is always in place; check for overhead obstruction; do not operate the forklift when it is leaking and keep the fork low when traveling; avoid sudden breaking; do not walk or stand under a raised load; when parked, insure that the fork is pointed down and tilted forward and always insure that the power is turned off before leaving the lift truck.
Education: A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required for this position.
Experience: This position requires one year of driving experience, specifically driving passenger vehicles or trucks. A valid driver’s license and a motor vehicle record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier. This position requires a CDL Class B license with airbrake endorsement. Certified to operate forklifts is a plus.
The candidate must successfully complete drug testing and physical examination standards.
About Ada S. McKinley
Nearly 90 years ago, our founder, Mrs. Ada Sophia McKinley, a retired school teacher and pioneer social worker, organized a settlement house in Chicago's Bronzeville community to meet the pressing needs of returning World War I soldiers and their families and to help these individuals integrate into and become productive citizens of the city of Chicago.Since that beginning, Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. has expanded from a settlement house to 43 sites across six divisions and has become a comprehensive, fully-accredited, human services agency. Included among those sites are six Head Start programs; one school for children with multiple disabilities; one charter school for high school drop outs; seven janitorial work-training sites for adults with disabilities; one foster care emergency shelter; and many other services and programs.