Career Opportunity

Laborers with Forklift Experience


Company Information

Ferrous Processing & Trading Company

Cleveland, OH

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FPT – Cleveland, has immediate openings for Laborers with Forklift experience.


Summary:  The Laborer will perform work of a manual, routine and repetitive nature under general supervision.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Loads and unloads materials from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, or containers by hand, truck, hi-lo or other equipment.
  • Drives forklifts to transport materials to various staging areas.
  • Moves heavy objects (20 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less).
  • Moves light objects (less than 20 pounds) long distances (more than 20 feet).
  • Bends or stoops repeatedly or continually over time (i.e., picks up trash from road side, works in confined area’s).
  • Works in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.
  • Shovels material, such as dirt, mud, and ice from production equipment; requires lifting arms above shoulder level (i.e., throws loose mud/dirt overhead with a shovel).
  • Performs cleaning duties related to plant equipment and general housekeeping.
  • Sorts a variety of recycled materials and metals to separate out high-grade metals, such as copper, brass, and aluminum, and removes any non-conforming materials.
  • Climbs ladders or steps to reach objects.
  • Understands and follows verbal and written communications.
  • Works safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
  • Inspects materials and sorts items or materials into piles or places in bins or barrels according to type, size, condition, coloring, marking, or other characteristics.


Minimum Qualifications include:

  • High School diploma/GED required and/or 1 to 2 years related experience;
  • Forklift Certification is an asset;
  • Knowledge of scrap metals (ferrous and non-ferrous);
  • Able to pass required background check, physical and drug screening.