Writing a great forklift resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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If you're looking for inspiration when it comes to drafting your own forklift resume, look no further than the samples below. These resumes will help you highlight your experience and qualifications in the most effective way possible, giving you the best chance of landing the forklift job you're after.

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Trenace Hallen | (835) 146-9996 | 1234 N Main St.


I have over three years of experience operating a forklift. In my previous positions, I was responsible for loading and unloading trucks, moving materials around the warehouse, and keeping the work area clean and organized. I am safety-conscious and always follow company procedures to ensure that everyone in the workplace is safe. My attention to detail ensures that all materials are handled correctly and efficiently.


Forklift Operator at Hyster, ORApr 2022 - Present

  • Certified to operate a forklift and other machinery.
  • Operated a sit-down, stand-up, electric pallet jack, reach truck, order picker and cherry picker.
  • Handled inventory for Walmart stores nationwide including receiving, stocking and shipping merchandise.
  • Loaded/unloaded trucks using proper safety equipment and techniques per OSHA standards (forklifts, hand trucks etc.).
  • Maintained cleanliness of work area throughout shift.

Forklift Driver at Caterpillar, ORAug 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Drove a forklift an average of 8 hours per day.
  • Maintained accident-free record.
  • Loaded and unloaded trucks with inventory weighing up to 50,000 pounds.
  • Stacked pallets of merchandise up to 12 feet high.
  • Shrink wrapped loads for shipment.
  • Operated a hand truck when needed.


High School Diploma at Grant High School, Portland, ORAug 2014 - May 2019

I've learned how to effectively communicate with others, how to manage my time wisely, and how to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Driving
  • Lifting
  • Carrying
  • Pushing/Pulling
  • Coordination
  • Awareness
  • Operating

Ivon Vanfossan | (847) 062-9115 | Seattle, WA


Over 3 years of experience operating a forklift in warehouse and production settings. Proven ability to move heavy equipment and materials safely and efficiently. Experienced in shipping/receiving, order picking, inventory management,Loader/unloading trucks. Warehouse certified


Forklift Operator at Cascade Forklift, WAApr 2022 - Present

  • Operated a sit-down propane forklift to load and unload trucks with 100% accuracy.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in picking orders using an RF scanner and completing putaways.
  • Maintained organization of the warehouse by keeping aisleways clear at all times.
  • Exceeded daily production goals set by management on a consistent basis.
  • Communicated well with team members and provided assistance when needed.

Forklift Driver at Northwest Forklift, WAJul 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Operated a forklift to load and unload trucks with 100% accuracy.
  • Loaded and unloaded an average of 30 pallets per hour.
  • Maintained a clean and organized work area at all times.
  • Communicated effectively with team members to ensure smooth operation.
  • Followed all safety procedures while operating the forklift.
  • Reported any damage or maintenance issues immediately.


High School Diploma at Bellevue High School, WAAug 2015 - May 2019

I've learned how to read, write, and do math.


  • Driving
  • Lifting
  • Carrying
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Coordination
  • Balance