Reach Truck Operator / Forklift Driver

Reach Truck Operator / Forklift Driver – Grain Field Chickens Abattoir , Reitz ( X3)
VKB Group
Reitz, Free State


Posted 15 November 2021 – Closing Date 18 November 2021

Job Details

Job Description


Grain Field Chickens, a subsidiary of VKB Agriculture (PTY)Ltd, is a dynamic role player in the integrated broiler industry with an abattoir in Reitz in the North Eastern Free State. We offer you the opportunity to establish yourself within a professional, corporate environment in the countryside.

Job Description

To engage in operating a power-driven mobile hoist or fork-lift with a lifting capacity exceeding 6 000 kg used in the loading, unloading, moving or stacking of goods and/ or pallets, but does not include an internal motor vehicle in alignment with predefined work objectives (as per agreed standard operating procedures).

Job requirements

  • Grade 12 or NQF Level 4 Equivalent.
  • Forklift Licence is required.
  • A clear criminal record is a must.
  • At least 1 year experience as Forklift driver in a similar environment.
  • Position is based in a fast-paced plant manufacturing/ warehouse setting.
  • Exposed to loud noise, moving machinery and production equipment.
  • Exposed to extreme temperatures and dust.
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime including shifts and weekends when required.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct daily forklift inspections and follow safe forklift operating procedures.
  • Pre-inspection of forklift and completion of forklift checklist before start of shift.
  • Assist truck driver/s by ensuring that vehicles are unloaded in a timely manner.
  • Operate forklift to assist team members in picking, staging, loading, unloading, rotation, and storage of product.
  • Assist to repack sales orders and loading orders.
  • Immediately report all damage and shrinkage as per Company Policy.
  • Requires flexibility with schedule including break times when needed.
  • Perform any other duties as may be required by management.

Skills and Abilities required

  • Good communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent client service skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to function independently and in a team.

The company can expire jobs at any time at their own discretion. Should you not hear from us within one month of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful. Correspondence will only be limited to short listed candidates.