Position Description

Forklift Operator
Location GA - Macon
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 experienced Forklift Operators for our First Quality Baby Products site located in Macon, GA.  

Starting pay for this position is $15.00/hour.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Operating forklifts with various attachments.

  • Requires the ability to work in a fast paced, quality and safety focused team environment.

  • Responsible for calculating accurate tallies and documentation during the loading and unloading process

  • Operate a Radio Frequency Gun

  • Must observe all safety rules, including GMP regulations/guidelines; maintain quality standards for the product, and perform other duties as necessary when directed to do so.

Physical requirements include:

  • Frequent walking and standing for a 12-hour period

  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs

  • Daily sweeping and organizing work area

  • Ability to operate and forklift

Minimum Requirements include:

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to work a 12 hour shift which may include a combination of AM and PM hours

  • 12-24 months of experience operating a forklift

First Quality provides excellent benefits that include:

  • Outstanding medical, Rx, vision and dental insurance with immediate eligibility upon date of hire.

  • 401(K) with employer match.

  • Competitive vacation plan.

  • Life and disability insurance plans.

  • Tuition reimbursement.

The company’s philosophy and work environment has been created by an ownership that places a premium on integrity, honesty and teamwork. As important as a candidate’s qualifications, is their ability to work closely with their colleagues and strive in a politics and ego free atmosphere.


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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