What to expect in a career as a forklift driver

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Once you get your forklift license there will be numerous opportunities for you to find work, particularly in factories and warehouses. To give you further insight into what to expect from a career as a forklift driver, we’ve provided some valuable background information on some of the generally duties forklift drivers do.

General duties of a forklift driver

If you’re a forklift driver in a factory or warehouse, you will normally be responsible for receiving all inbound stock, as well as packing it away. Other tasks that normally fall under this role are picking and packing of orders for customers. In order to keep the warehouse or factory’s inventory correct, you will also have to enter the delivery slips and the invoices into the computer. For safety and general housekeeping, forklift drivers are often expected to do some basic cleaning duties around the warehouse or factory too.

Inventory management using a radio frequency scanner

Part of inventory management as a forklift driver involves using a radio frequency scanner to scan items on pallets. Generally, when goods are received you will scan each barcode to enter the goods into the computer system and check to see if the goods received match the order that has been dispatched to you from the supplier. Often, locations in the warehouse are also allocated a barcode so you can match where the items you are scanning in are meant to be stored, streamlining the process to make it quicker and easier.

These are some of the main duties you will normally expect from a career as a forklift driver. If this interests you, contact Elevated Training today to complete forklift driver training and receive your forklift license.