Forklift Truck Driver Jobs
Forklift truck driver jobs transport heavy goods around depots such as factories and warehouses. Forklift truck driver jobs will usually transport goods stored on pallets to enable the load to be lifted easily and safely.
Forklift truck driver jobs have to pick up pallets by guiding the forks of the lift truck into the open sides of the pallet. A Forklift truck driver will raise or lower the load to the right height for transporting and carefully travel with the load to the new position then raise or lower the pallet into place and withdraw the forks.
Forklift truck driver jobs will involve working standard daytime hours, Monday to Friday. A Forklift truck driver will work shifts. Forklift truck driver jobs generally work indoors in warehouses or factories, however forklift truck driver jobs may work outside, for instance in goods yards.
Forklift truck driver jobs will usually start on around £12,000. An experienced forklift truck driver operator can earn £20,000.
Forklift truck driver jobs require responsibility, ability to work quickly and safely, able to assess weights and judge distances, able to follow safety rules and instructions.
Forklift truck driver jobs may include working in any industry dealing with heavy or bulky goods.
Employers will provide training for Forklift truck driver jobs , lasting three to five days.
Depending on the type of forklift truck you are driving would depend on the type of forklift licence that is required.
It is desirable to have the necessary Rittb licenses. As a forklift truck driver you might have to undergo a medical examination and take an aptitude test - good physical co-ordination is important.