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Forklift Operator - 2nd Shift

Huron, SD, US

Position Overview

This position operates a forklift to lift, load, or move material. Inspects, maintains, and repairs forklift equipment as needed. Performs a variety of work related to the shipping, receiving and material control throughout the shop. Handles basic issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.



  • Adhere to Terex safety policies and procedures
  • Operate forklifts within TEREX Utilities' forklift policy/program to move and store material to support installation customers internally
  • May keep records of out-going materials on requisitions or forms and may fill out inventory location and disposition forms. May assist in unpacking shipments received or pack shipments for delivery
  • Move machines in and out of the building in a safe manor to support production.
  • Pull parts and deliver to bays in a timely manner following the guide lines of the load sheet.
  • Load and unload bodies in a safe manner
  • Access computer terminals for manufacturing codes, Bill of Materials, etc.
  • Organize and perform steps needed in sequence to keep work flowing through shop
  • Certain personal protective equipment is required
  • Must possess good mechanical aptitude
  • Perform other forklift and utility functions as needed
  • Maintain clean work area and participate in 5s standards
  • All other duties as assigned 


Basic Qualifications

  • 0-2 years of experience in material inventory 


Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma and/or equivalent experience
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints
  • Understand and demonstrate basic computer skills
  • Possesses beginning to working knowledge of subject matter.
  • Computer skills, equipment operation, tool operation, judgment, interpersonal skills, math, reading and writing


Physical Requirements of the Job

Physical requirements of the job are classified as medium to heavy. Physical demand requirements are in excess of Light work. Medium to heavy work is defined as:

  • Exerting 20 to 100 pounds of force occasionally (0-2.5 hrs/day)
  • 25 to 40 pounds of force frequently (2.5-5.5 hrs/day)
  • 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly (5.5+ hrs/day) to move objects.  
  • Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - facemask required during COVID pandemic.


Specific Competencies

  • Ability to possess good mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all team members     
  • Ability to function as a team member and contribute to group goals while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision in a responsible manner
  • Ability to recognize potential safety hazards and take appropriate actions to minimize risks
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information
  • Ability to have acceptable attendance for company standard; provides adequate notification; aware of impact on organization. 

Terex Overview

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!


Additional Information

It is the policy of Terex Corporation and Terex Utilities to attract and retain the best-qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non-work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer/M/F/D/V


Apply online at www.terex.jobs

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota