Phone: (847) 742-1790 Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Inventory/Yard Forklift Operator

Midwest Trading – Maple Park, IL

Full Time Year Round

To ensure all internal and external customers’ needs are being met by accurate inventory counts and a well-organized /clean warehouse and Virgil yard.

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Essential Responsibilities:

  • General
    • Follow and support company policies and procedures
    • Excellent listener, communicator and follow through
    • Meet regularly with the team for communication, coordination, and team building
    • Work well with all others
    • Participate and actively support budget team and attend other appropriate meetings
    • Measure performance and take corrective actions as necessary
  • Receiving
    • Maintain complete accurate records at all times
    • Count inbound inventory to assure it matches packing list/BOL & is in satisfactory condition. Seek credit from vendor for damaged & missing product
    • Unloading and placement of materials received
    • All material counted and paperwork to the office
  • Customer Service
    • Assist loading customers with palletized pick up orders if needed
    • Loading delivery vehicles with palletized product if needed
    • Communicated with sales yard team of any load changes
  • Inventory
    • Oversee sales yard inventory and Virgil raw materials inventory levels, communicate with Purchasing to replenish
    • Perform regular “cycle counts” of inventory.
    • Work to clearance dead or slow-moving inventory
    • Maintain accurate inventory counts
    • Manage, maintain, replenish, and recommend inventory needs
    • Oversee Inventory storage planning and implementation
  • Maintenance/equipment
    • Keep equipment in a good safe condition
    • Follow proper equipment maintenance procedures
    • Report any facility repairs needed.
    • Planning and budgets
    • Assist in producing plans to support sales budget per company process
    • Develop and carry out quality improvement plans on a continual basis
    • Effective and timely communication with all working relationships
  • Personal growth and company representation
    • Acquire necessary skills and knowledge to carry out responsibilities of the position
    • Achieve personal and professional goals through company
    • Represent company and maintain involvement in professional associations or events as requested
  • Safety
    • Maintain a safe working environment for self, other employees, and customers.
    • Immediately fix or report to supervisor any safety issues.

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Ability to work well with others
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational & project management skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a positive, action oriented attitude
  • Strong ability to meet deadlines

Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum 1-year experience safely operating a forklift
  • Experience in Horticultural industry plus
  • Bi-Lingual in Spanish preferred

About Midwest

Join the Midwest team! We strive to attract and retain the best talent in our industry and consider our employees to be our most valuable asset. We offer full-time, full-time seasonal and part-time employment across many different types of positions and experience levels. Midwest has grown through dedication to customer service and we are continually seeking those who share that desire to join our team. Our past accomplishments and success in the Green Industry are a direct reflection of the quality of our employees – join us and help us to build the future!

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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Current Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm


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