Forklift Operator / Material Handler (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  Timber Technologies

  Colfax, Wisconsin, United States

Job purpose

The position of Lumber Puller is to pull raw lumber for the daily production. This position needs to have a thorough understanding of lumber grading and daily run lists. The position is very critical in keeping the line running. This person must be able to multi-task and work ahead to achieve the overall goals for the day.

 Duties and responsibilities 

  • Stage and pull wood as needed according to the production sheets and Timber Technologies’ specifications.
  • Unwrap and de-staple units of white wood to stock for production.
  • Keep yard clean, picking up skids, banding, stickers and paper.
  • Keep T shed stocked with all lengths of wood.
  • Keep green shed organized and clean.
  • Cut number two lumber into usable lengths.
  • Unload trucks when they arrive. Document any damage and ensure the goods match the paperwork before signing for it
  • Store received materials in the proper location
  • Moisture check material during picking. Sticker units of material that exceed allowable moisture content
  • Monitor inventory levels and inform the Plant Manager/Production Supervisor of low inventory levels
  • Package/bundle finished goods as they are run through quality daily as needed
  • Load outbound trucks as required:
    • Stage customer orders before the truck arrives to ensure completeness and accuracy
    • Develop a load plan to ensure the proper loading of trucks according to the amount of product and the lengths of the product to be loaded.
    • Load trucks per plan and ensure complete accuracy to the Bill of Lading (BOL)
    • Responsible to keep assigned forklift clean and organized. Schedule PM’s with maintenance for times with the least impact on daily activities
    • Keep the yard clean and organized
    • Other duties as assigned


 Qualifications include:

  • High School or GED Diploma
  • Read and comprehend the daily production sheets, customer orders, BOL,
  • The ability to multi-task
  • Lumber Grading certification
  • Understanding of DOT regulations for weight limits
  • Use of measurement tools (tape measure)
  • Be proficient in the use of Powered Industrial Trucks.
  • Knowledge of basic math
  • Able to work with little to no supervision

Working conditions


 Physical requirements 

  • This position must stand for 8-10 hours.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Able to work above head.
  • Reach, stoop, squat.
  • Able to climb/descend in to/from Forklift repeatedly