Forklift Operator/Material Handler - Fairfax, KS

Date: Feb 6, 2024

Location: Fairfax, KS, US, 66115

Company: Briggs & Stratton

Briggs & Stratton / Billy Goat is a leading and innovative manufacturer of outdoor power equipment. We specialize in the design and manufacture of machines in three product groups: Debris Management (vacuums, blowers, and debris loaders), Lawn Renovation, and Brush Cutters. We have an immediate opening for a full time Material Handler/Forklift Operator to support our operations at our warehouse located in the Fairfax District (1601 Fairfax Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas 66115). 

Work Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Overtime is required at various times during the year. Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen. Starting pay depends on experience and will have the opportunity to qualify for additional pay rate increase after 90 days. Review in 90 after hire.  


Benefits: We offer a complete benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance effective on the 32nd day of employment. You will be eligible for a generous 401k plan after 45 days of employment. Full time employees are also eligible for paid holidays, PTO (paid time off), and quarterly productivity and attendance bonuses. $500 Bonus payable after a successful 90 days of employment.

Position Description

Handles incoming and outgoing materials to support production requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Resolves exceptions to incoming materials processing
  2. Processes customer returns in business related software and work with other departments to resolve
  3. Monitors production and insure sufficient inventory is on-hand and available as needed
  4. Works with various departments to fulfill customer needs including maintaining customer orders and expediting incoming orders
  5. Responsible for the coordination of, and accuracy of cycle counting
  6. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Ability to safely and efficiently operator forklift
  • Computer skills including; Excel and SAP
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


High School diploma
General Education Degree

Experience Requirements

  • Previous material handling experience preferred

Physical & Environmental Requirements

Some physical demand; often lifts light weight material. Rarely lifting/moving average weight (25-50 lbs/11-27 kgs) material.
Ability to perform occasional to frequent pushing, pulling, bending, kneeling, twisting, crawling and/or reaching over a full work shift (8-12 hours)
Ability to operate motorized vehicles over a full work shift (8-12 hours)
Ability to stand and/or walk constantly over a full work shift (8-12 hours)
Exposure to noise levels for which hearing protection is required to be worn over a full work shift (8-12 hours)

Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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