Forklift Operator

Writing a great forklift operator 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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Eleanore Zarrilli | (503) 850-4122 | Portland, ME


I am a highly motivated and experienced forklift operator with over three years of experience in the field. I have gained invaluable skills and knowledge in operating various types of machinery, including electric pallet jacks, sit-down forklifts, stand-up reach trucks, order pickers and stock chasers. I am extremely safety conscious and always adhere to all safety regulations while performing my duties. My goal is to continue developing my skills as a forklift operator so that I can contribute to the success of any company that I work for.


Lead Forklift Operator at Mid Coast Hospital, MEApr 2022 - Present

  • Successfully operated a forklift to move materials around a warehouse for 5 years.
  • Maintained an accident-free record.
  • Completed daily safety checklists and reported any maintenance issues.
  • Trained 2 new employees on properforklift operation procedures.
  • Stacked pallets of goods up to 12 feet high.

Forklift Operator at Hannaford Warehouse, MEAug 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Loaded and unloaded trucks with pallets of merchandise weighing up to 4,000 pounds using a forklift.
  • Stacked merchandise on shelves up to 20 feet high.
  • Organized the warehouse by creating rows for different types of product.
  • Maintained cleanliness throughout the warehouse by sweeping and mopping floors daily.
  • Checked inventory levels and restocked supplies as needed.


High School Diploma at Portland High School, Portland, MEAug 2015 - May 2019

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.


  • Driving
  • Lifting
  • Coordination
  • Stamina
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Quick reflexes

Angelea Lazzarotto | (952) 092-3726 | Saint Paul, MN


I am a certified Forklift Operator with over three years of experience. I have operated various types of forklifts in warehouse and production settings. My strength lies in my ability to operate the lift smoothly and efficiently, while ensuring safety at all times. In addition, I am also proficient in performing basic maintenance on the equipment.


Lead Forklift Operator at J.B. Hunt Transport, MNJun 2022 - Present

  • Successfully operated and maintained a variety of forklifts in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Loaded, unloaded, and transported materials around the warehouse usingforklifts.
  • Stacked pallets of goods onto racks up to 25 feet high using forks or clamp attachments.
  • Shrink-wrapped pallets for stability during transport.
  • Maintained accurate inventory levels by conducting regular stock counts with handheld scanners.

Forklift Operator at Schneider, MNJul 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Operated a forklift to transport materials between warehouse and production areas, as well as load and unload trailers.
  • Safely loaded and unloaded products weighing up to [X] pounds.
  • Met or exceeded daily productivity goals for [X] consecutive days.
  • Maintained a perfect safety record with zero accidents or incidents.
  • Received positive feedback from supervisor on regular basis.


High School Diploma at Rosemount High School, Rosemount, MNAug 2015 - May 2019

I've learned how to effectively communicate with others, how to manage my time wisely, and how to think critically.


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