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Baler Forklift Operator


Olive Branch, MS, US

Job ID:  45430
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Operations Management

The Baler ITO is responsible for maintaining and driving forklifts, moving product, equipment, or materials in the warehouse and in and out of trucks.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Drives industrial truck with a lifting device to push, pull, lift, stack, tier or move products, equipment, or materials in the warehouse and in and out of trucks. Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and controls movement of lifting apparatus. Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over or around loaded pallets, skid, boxes products, or materials or hooks to tow trucks to trailer hitch, transports load to designated area.
  • Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device.
  • May inventory materials on work floor, and supply workers materials as needed.
  • Weighs materials or products and records weight in computer system, tags, labels, or production schedules.
  • Loads or unload materials onto or off pallets, skids, or lifting device.
  • May lubricate truck, recharge batteries, or replace liquefied gas tank.
  • Unload and restack cardboard on to other pallets, also may include top frames.
  • Must perform housekeeping activities in the warehouse using broom, and occasionally a spider web duster.
  • Must inspect chucks under trailer wheels, and also inspect chipboard and sort. 
  • Operate automated baler system. 
  • Handle and dump scrap or spoilage at baler. 
  • Communicate issues with incoming product immediately and follow up.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge / Skills / Experience:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Detail oriented
  • Familiar with Personal Protective Equipment
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced manufacturing facility


Key Job Competencies / Physical Demands:

  • Exposure to heat, cold, vibrations, and loud noise
  • Frequent bending, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, and use of foot pedals
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, holidays and night shifts

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then, we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with yearly revenues of approximately $7 billion. Today, we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Did you know….

  • Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
  • Metal and glass packaging we produce are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • We produce more than 160 million containers per day across the country?
  • Ardagh Metal Beverage North America produces more than 15 billion cans and can ends annually?
  • Approximately 75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today?
  • Aluminum cans, with 73%, have the highest recycled content among all beverage containers?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and has a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

Ardagh Group North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

For more information on Ardagh Group, visit www.ardaghgroup.com.

Nearest Major Market: Memphis