Forklift Driver

Kent, WA, USA Req #1730
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Odyssey’s Intermodal Metals transport business unit, CMI Logistics LLC, is the leading intermodal distribution company in the metals industry. Through our strategic network of transload facilities, we design customized metals distribution programs throughout North America.


We are seeking a Forklift Driver for our Kent, WA terminal location!

Summary / Primary Role

The Forklift Driver will safely perform  tasks that are involved in the shipping and receiving process including moving of material by forklift of incoming metal product including:  Bars, Coils, Bar Rods, Sheets, Plates and other product form.


Essential Functions:

·        Ensure safe working conditions and adherence to OSHA regulations in performance of all job functions.

·        Operate all machinery and tools including nail gun in a safe manner.

·        Operate all assigned forklifts including but not limited to: 55,000 lbs., 52,000 lbs., 36,000 lbs., 15, 000 lbs., 8,500 lbs.

·        Following company guidelines and procedures for the safe loading and unloading of material.

·        Perform proper pre-trip inspection on forklift at the beginning of each shift and be able to change propane tanks as needed.

·        Unload “Load- Roll- Pallets” (LRP’s) from 20’, 40’, 48’, 53’ ocean containers and stack empty LRP’s in designated areas for preparation for shipment.

·        Unload metals material from inbound containers.

·        Inspect all inbound metals material for damages utilizing the 13 point CMI Receiving Report inspection process.

·        Load empty containers on Chassis’ for termination.

·        Unload metals material from inbound carriers.

·        Move metals material to designated areas instructed by the Warehouse Manager.

·        Load assigned metals material on trucks for delivery to customers and verify proper paperwork matches.

·        Verify metals material is secured properly on truck for customer delivery

·        Unload and Load 20’ and 40’ ocean containers that are imported or exported

·        Verify metals material loaded into Ocean Containers for export is secured properly.

·        Load and verify that all eastbound metals material on company LRPs are loaded and secured properly.

·        Complete all and necessary paperwork and turn into the Shipping/Receiving office.

·        Communicate any incidents, accidents, damages, claims, mechanical or material issues to management immediately.

·        Wear all proper safety attire (steel –toed boots, gloves, long sleeved shirts and full length cotton pants, safety glasses and any other safety attire that is assigned by the floor supervisor) and ensure proper personal protective equipment is in good repair and worn in accordance with OSHA regulations and company policy. 

·        Maintain constant communication Shipping/Receiving office.

·        Assist laborer team to prepare freight for movement when needed.

·        Blocking and bracing containers to prepare for loading

·        Block and brace material in container on direct loads and for lrp loads.

·        Participate in training temporary staff.

·        Keep warehouse floors clean and safe at all times.


Job Specifications:

·        High school diploma or equivalent

·        Familiarity or experience with logistics, metal, transportation, intermodal, and warehousing industries preferred

·        Able to operate forklift with capacity up to 55,000 lbs., “down ender” coil flipper, pneumatic nailers (nail gun), tensioner and power saws


Odyssey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements Odyssey complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. No relocation allowance will be considered unless specifically addressed. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Other details

  • Job Family Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Kent, WA, USA