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Shipping Forklift Driver


Our Hartford area client is looking for a reliable forklift driver to join their Shipping team on 1st shift.

As a Shipping Forklift Driver, you will be preparing domestic and international shipments in accordance with shipping requirements and specifications.  Assemble and check orders, do packing and crating, loading.  Prepare bills of lading and other required forms, make reports of shipments.  Route local shipments, contact carriers, arrange for overseas shipments.  Organize and assign projects within the department.

Essential Functions:

  • Examine contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy of incoming or outgoing shipments
  • Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, and shipping orders to route materials
  • Determine shipping method for materials, using knowledge of shipping procedures, routes and rates
  • Record shipment data, such as weight,  charges, space availability, and damages and discrepancies, for reporting, accounting and record-keeping purposes
  • Contact carrier representative to make arrangements and to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials
  • Confer and correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, and nonconformance to specifications
  • Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock
  • Compute amounts, such as space available, and shipping, storage, and demurrage charges, using calculator or price list
  • Pack, seal, label, and affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using work devices such as hand tools, power tools, and postage meter
  • Other duties as assigned

Must be proficient in UPS program

Experience with both Stand-Up and Sit-Down is preferred


Hartford area


  • Full Time
  • Temp to Hire

Shifts Available

  • 1st


7a-330p Monday-Friday


  • Manufacturing


High School/G.E.D.


$15-18 Based on Experience

Required Qualifications

  • Computer Skills
  • Forklift