Forklift Operator

General Dynamics | San Diego, CA

Posted Date 1/16/2024
Forklift Operator

Date: Jan 28, 2024

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: Until Filled

Shift: All Shifts

Security Clearance: No Clearance required


Drives gasoline or diesel powered industrial truck equipped with forklift blades used to lift, stack, or tier equipment and materials throughout the shipyard. Occasionally lift personnel in basket as well. Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.

Qualification Standards

Requires previous experience or training. Must be able to follow and understand written (in English) and visual instructions. Good driving skills needed. Must be able to operate hand and foot controls. Ability to work any shift required. Must be able to work on-board ship while under construction. Ability to hear warning signals, read and comprehend safety instructions, regulations and warnings are required. Must be able to pass written and hands-on tests instruction to receive required operator's license. Ability to read and understand material shipping documents is required.

Essential Job Tasks

  • Uses forklift to push, pull, lift, stack or tier merchandise, equipment, or bulk materials in warehouse, shipyard, or on-board ship.
  • Drives truck and controls movement of lifting apparatus.
  • Positions forms or lifting platform under loaded pallets, skids, or boxes.
  • Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lift forks or lifting platform.
  • Inspects forklift daily for mechanical and fluid deficiencies.

Materials, Tools Equipment, Work Aids

Works with a wide variety of parts, machinery, supplies, assemblies and components which are loaded, moved and unloaded. Uses slings and chains as needed and operates forklift. Uses radio to contact dispatch or supervision.

Physical/Mental Involvement

Repetitive or prolonged sitting, manual dexterity, reaching, seeing, hearing, reclining and finger dexterity. May lift between 50 and 60 pounds. Maintain safety awareness and ability to follow directions.

Environmental Factors

Exposure to fumes, odors, dust and gases that could cause problems with the respiratory system. Exposed to constantly moving machines and mechanical parts, and high levels of constant noise.

Pay Scale: $23.20- $28.30

This pay range is a reasonable estimate of the hourly range for this role. It takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to skill sets, experience, training, and education. General Dynamics NASSCO also provides a variety of benefits including medical & dental insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending accounts/HSAs, life and disability insurance, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), wellness coaching, and an onsite health services.

General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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Nearest Major Market: San Diego

Job Segment: Warehouse, Forklift, Security Clearance, Supply Chain, QA, Manufacturing, Government, Operations, Quality


Salary23.20 - 28.30 Hour

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