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Forklift Operator/Material Handler - Day Shift - KCK

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Fairfax, MO, US, 66115

Company: Briggs and 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 background check and drug screen.  Pay rate $18.00/hour to start (Review in 90 days).


Benefits:  We offer a complete benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance effective on 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

Under direction loads, unloads, transports and organizes materials.

Job Responsibilities

- Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials, parts or containers to be moved to appropriate location to support work orders, assembly lines, shipping dept, weld dept, or assigned work area.
- Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand.
- Loads materials and/or finished machines into vehicles using the best loading sequence and procedures to ensure no damage occurs in transit.
- Moves materials to and from storage or work sites to designated area(s) and puts them away.
- Counts, weighs, and records number of units of materials moved or handled on daily production sheet.
- Attaches identifying tags or labels to materials or marks information on cases, bales, or other containers.
- Accurately follows procedures for using mobile RF scanner to perform inventory transactions.
- Inspects industrial trucks daily prior to operation and records faults or shortcomings on inspection sheet according to instructions and procedures noted on inspection form.
- Stacks or assembles materials into bundles and bands bundles together.
- Removes samples of materials, labels with identifying information, and checks them utilizing the proper receiving and inspection procedures.
- Consolidates parts in containers or boxes to maximize storage space.
- Correctly receives product and materials from vendors by utilizing the established receiving procedures, if required.
- Operates industrial truck or electric hoist to assist in loading or moving materials and products while following all safety procedures.
- Possesses valid driver's license. If specific job requires, must obtain Missouri Class "E" license within 60 days of beginning employment in material handler position.
- If requested, may operate/drive company truck to transfer materials and/or finished goods between
company locations.
- Contributes to safe and clean work environment through diligent attention to safety and good housekeeping.
- Maintains punctual and regular attendance for regularly scheduled work hours.
- Other related duties as requested.

Job Skills Requirements

  • Ability to operate forklift efficiently and safety
  • Ability to operate other material handling equipment
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location

Experience Requirements

  • 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 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, LLC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 


Briggs & Stratton, LLC 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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