Power Equipment Operator

  • Costco
  • Airdrie, AB, Canada
  • Oct 17, 2017
Full time Entry Level General Labour Warehouse

Job Description

Power Equipment Operator

  Job Description   

Operates and maintains power equipment such as clamp or fork sit-down lift truck and electric pallet jack to move and prepare goods in/out of the depot.


Daily tasks and responsibilities:

·   Operates clamp or fork sit-down lift truck to unload trailers and palletize floor-loaded goods.  Transfers pallets of received goods to shipping lanes set up by warehouse or to other areas of the depot.  Transfers empty pallet stacks within the depot.

·   Operates electric pallet jack to move pallets of received goods to shipping lanes or to other areas of the depot.

·   Operates fork sit-down lift truck to load delivery trailers.  Scans outgoing goods as loaded to generate computerized shipping manifest.  Completes all shipping documents according to Costco procedures.

·   Hand stacks unpalleted goods for efficient use of trailer space.  Maximizes cube space and distributes weight evenly over trailer axles.

·   Inspects condition of goods for quality, safety and stability.  Secures goods on pallets with shrink wrap and labels for shipping.  Verifies that the pallets being used are to Costco standards.

·   Informs managers of any discrepancies or problems.

·   Monitors power equipment and conducts daily inspections.  Exchanges and inspects power equipment batteries.

·   Cleans up and clears work area of any debris or trip hazards.  Follows safety procedures.

·   Counts and logs incoming and outgoing pallets.  Loads and unloads trailers of pallets using manual and electric pallet jacks and power lift trucks

·   Provides prompt, courteous member service.

Non-Essential Functions and Tasks:

·   Assists in other departments of the depot as necessary.

Qualifications (Costco-specific or industry-specific skills that candidates must possess):

·   Education/Training:  High school diploma or GED preferred.

·   Licenses/Certifications:  Costco Food Safety Certification – Level 1 required.  Costco Power Equipment Operator certification required.

·   Experience:   Costco Power Equipment Operator experience preferred. 

Knowledge and talents recommended for job success:

NOTE: For postings in Quebec locations, candidates must be able to communicate in French (oral and written).