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Forklift Operator

Posting ID:     27095
Position Type:   Regular    
City:   Camden, SC, United States
Location:   Camden Plant  


The hourly wage and bonus opportunities will vary based on position and shift.


The Opportunity:


As a Forklift Operator, you'll be essential in transporting materials and products throughout our sawmill. You'll operate our powerful Taylor Big Red forklifts and other equipment to move, stack, and organize lumber and supplies. Your role is crucial in maintaining the flow of production and ensuring everything is in the right place at the right time. If you have a knack for operating machinery and a keen eye for detail, this job at our sawmill in Camden, SC, might just be for you! Join us and discover a pathway for career advancement, where your hard work is not only recognized, but rewarded.


This role is a full-time permanent position working Monday-Friday.


What you will do as a Forklift Operator:


  • Safely and efficiently operate a forklift to move lumber and other materials around the sawmill.
  • Load and unload trucks with incoming and outgoing shipments, ensuring accurate and secure placement.
  • Organize and stack materials in designated areas to maintain a clean and orderly yard.
  • Follow all safety protocols and procedures to ensure a safe working environment for yourself and your colleagues.
  • Perform routine inspections and basic maintenance on the Taylor Big Red forklift to keep it in good working order.
  • Work closely with other team members, including production staff and supervisors, to ensure smooth operations.


Experience and skills that will help you stand out:


  • At least 1-2 years of experience operating forklifts, with specific experience on heavy-duty forklifts, preferably in a sawmill or industrial setting.
  • Strong understanding of forklift operation and safety practices. Ability to handle large, heavy materials with precision.
  • Capability to work in a physically demanding environment, including lifting heavy objects, standing for long periods, and working in various weather conditions.
  • Keen eye for detail to ensure accurate placement and secure handling of materials.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well with others.


Don't check off every single bullet point? At Canfor, we prioritize the right fit for our organization over a strict checklist of criteria. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds may not perfectly align to still apply.


At Canfor, we embrace diversity, valuing everyone’s unique qualities. We believe that inclusion and diversity are crucial for our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive edge. Our recruitment process is fair and equitable, based on qualifications and experience.


Why Canfor? We're a global leader in low-carbon forest products like lumber, pulp, paper, wood pellets, and green energy. We prioritize innovation, environmental practices, and community support. In the U.S., we operate as Canfor Southern Pine, offering high-quality, sustainable Southern Yellow Pine.


Our people-focused approach prioritizes safety, well-being, and growth. We provide learning opportunities for skill development at every career stage, competitive compensation, and industry-leading benefits for employees and their families.


Join us today, and together, we can build a sustainable future.


We appreciate all candidates' interest but will contact only those selected for interviews. Our hiring for various positions is ongoing and includes different screening processes such as behavioral assessments, references, criminal record checks, and drug testing, depending on the role and location.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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