Forklift Driver

Chicago, IL, USA Req #1836
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

At Odyssey, we believe high expectations are the key to everything. When we strive to become better than what we are, everything around us becomes better, too.  Odyssey strives to foster an environment that allows employees to develop new ideas and thrive. With our advanced technology, global network and integrated processes, we regularly break new ground for clients and are able to offer logistics careers that cultivate successful professionals and develop existing talent.

Our team is comprised of logisticians, engineers, technicians and supply chain experts, as well as professionals in other administrative and specialized areas who work at multiple locations across the United States, as well as in our international operations in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Job Title: Forklift Driver

Reports To: Warehouse Manager


Summary: Responsible for the material handling for servicing specific customer and internal order processing by performing the following duties. 


Duties and Responsibilities  include the following, other duties may be assigned.   

1.  Overall responsibility for material handling.
2.  Pick orders

3.  Receive truckload shuttles. 

4.  Put away materials in location. 

5.  Load materials. 

6.  Maintain 100% inventory integrity.*  

 Accurately record and submit product locations
Record and submit location changes.  

7.  Accurately maintain all SOPs, documents, and procedures as required. 
8.  Maintain a safe and cleawork environment.   


Daily Actions:

1.  Execute order picking and staging. 

2.  Scan product into and ouof Abecas systewhen required

3.  Monitor any issues with inventory locations and correct immediately. 
4.  Receive inbound loads. 

5.  Make sure all paperwork is given to the office for processing. 

6.  Load outbound trailers. 

7.  Daily Building Checklist – perform all tasks assigned daily


Additional Requirements:  

1.  Forklift Drivers are encouraged to learn and master Spanish and English. 

2.  Forklift Drivers must be certified to operate ouequipment.* 

3.  Bar Code Scanning. 

4.  Forklift - Clamp skills audited to ensure driver is competent to handle our customer’s product.* 



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.   The  requirements  listed  below  are  representative  of  the  knowledge,  skill,  and/or  ability  required.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential



High school diploma or general education degree (GED)


Language Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to managers and co-workers.* 


Math Ability

Ability to work with simple mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplications, and divisions. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.* 


Reasoning Ability:   

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of operational instructions..* 


Work Environment: 

The  work  environment  characteristics  described  here  are  representative  of  those  an  employee  encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While  performing  the  duties  of  this  job,  the  employee  is  regularly  exposed  to  work  near  moving  mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; outdoor weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment
is usually loud. 


Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.*  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.* 

*Essential Function 

We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Choice of medical plans with FSA, HRA and HSA options;
  • Company-paid dental and life/disability Plans; 
  • 401K with company match;
  • Preferred vendor discounts;
  • Work-life balance

No relocation allowance will be considered unless specifically addressed. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Odyssey does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

Other details

  • Job Family Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Location on Google Maps
  • Chicago, IL, USA