Position Description

Forklift Operator
Location PA - King of Prussia
Department WAREHOUSE
Employment Duration Full time
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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.


Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Warehouse Associate for our First Quality Retail Services division. This position will be located in King of Prussia, PA.


Primary responsibilities include:


  • Adheres to all Safe Work Practices (SWP) and organizational policies and procedures. Must abide by all safety requirements in an effort to attain safety goals.

  • Pick and stage raw materials for manufacturing area.

  • Pull and delivery of materials to designated areas on the manufacturing floor.

  • Delivery and removal of materials at the reclaim areas (i.e., fluff bales, etc.).

  • Pick up and delivery of packaging to manufacturing lines.

  • Participate in all physical inventories.

  • Pull and stage corrugate boxes for manufacturing.

  • Able to use the data collection system (scanners, computer, etc.).

  • Secure all trailers at the dock via procedures.

  • Load/unload trucks and trailers.

  • Take scrap and trash to dumpster or baler area, as required.

  • Performs general housekeeping tasks to keep the warehouse in “tour ready” condition.  Tasks can include: sweeping, picking up debris/trash.

  • Place rejected materials and finished product in designated locations.

  • Load wooden pallets onto designated trailer, no less than 18 inches high.

  • Pick up and stage empty, wooden pallets from the manufacturing floor.

  • Assist in the warehouse operations as needed, and handle other such duties as assigned (i.e. material handler, etc.).

  • Transports return to stock (RTS) items from manufacturing to the warehouse.

  • Completes daily pre-shift inspection of powered industrial equipment to ensure proper maintenance of warehouse equipment.

  • Able to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

  • Attend and participate in all training programs, meetings, etc.

  • Perform cycle counts as needed.

  • Stage finished product for loaders, in designated locations.

  • Complete all applicable paperwork in accordance with job duties and responsibilities.

  • Unload, check and count incoming raw materials.

  • Place materials in designated areas, within warehouse.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate (orally and written) with associates and other departmental personnel.



The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • 1-2 years of warehouse experience.

  • Organizational ability and effective communication skills required.

  • Must be able to work overtime (weekday and weekend) as required. Able to operate motorized, industrial lift equipment and become certified.

  • Must be able to make decisions in an independent mode.

  • Must be able to articulate and clearly convey information, directions, etc.; must have good interpersonal and leadership skills and interface with all departments;

  • Must be able to speak, read and write the English language and perform basic mathematical skills.  Must be able to pass minimum required standard on all competency tests.




Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!


First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.


First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.

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