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Forklift Operator - 1st Shift

Watertown, SD, US


This team sets up, adjusts, and operates machinery in support of the production process. They perform production support duties that adhere to production schedule, quality standards, and project specifications. They perform inspections, checks, tests and sampling procedures of standard parts, units, equipment, or materials. They review blueprints, schematics, or other drawings/documentation to determine appropriate machine set up; may check in-process or completed materials for compliance. They perform audits to ensure standards of quality are maintained. They may clean the workspace or perform routine maintenance after each production run.



Perform a variety of work related to the shipping, receiving and material control throughout the shop. 

1. Operate forklifts within TEREX Utilities' forklift policy/program to move and store material to support installation customers internally.
2. 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.
3. Read and interpret blueprints.

4. Move machines in and out of the building in a safe manor to support production.

5. Pull parts and deliver to bays in a timely manner following the guide lines of the load sheet.

6. Load and unload bodies in a safe manner.
4. Access computer terminals for manufacturing codes, Bill of Materials, etc.
5. Organize and perform steps needed in sequence to keep work flowing through shop.
6. Comply with TEREX Utilities quality standards through error prevention and by meeting such requirements with zero defects.

7. Certain personal protective equipment is required.

8. Must possess good mechanical aptitude.

9. Perform other forklift and utility functions as needed.



Physical requirements of the job: Physical requirements of the job are classified as medium to heavy.  Medium to heavy work is defined as exerting 20 to 100 pounds of force occasionally (0-2.5 hrs. /day); and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently (2.5-5.5 hrs. /day); and or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly (5.5+ hrs. /day) to move objects.  Physical demand requirements are in excess of Light work.


Skills: Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team, work under the pressure of deadlines and maintain a high level of accuracy. Work in all-weather environments. (Spring, summer, fall, Winer)


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 the company 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, gender identity, 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.


Terex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

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