Forklift Operator

Stage, load, and unload finished product and raw materials. Stock and maintain warehouse inventory. Receive and Ship finished goods in containers and trailers. Move freight from plant to warehouse storage area.


  • Package finished product for shipping (shrink wrapping, boxing, labeling).
  • Stage finished product for loading.
  • Load finished product onto truck or container.
  • Unload raw materials from truck, railcar, or container.
  • Move raw materials to warehouse storage.
  • Move waste from assembly line to dumpsters.
  • Responsible for quality control. No damaged product is sent out. No damaged raw material or
  • finished goods is accepted in.
  • Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs).
  • Operate forklift, roll clamp, and slip sheet machine to unload and load product as needed.
  • Complete daily paperwork for outbound shipments.
  • Perform PIT check list.
  • Communicate with operators from other shifts.
  • Clean and maintain work area.
  • Maintain warehouse locations by replacing bar codes and repainting lines as needed.
  • Turn off and lock out equipment when not in use.
  • Learn and use warehouse management system to ship and receive product.
  • Lock and unlock trailers to Distribution Doors prior to loading and unloading trailer.
  • Other duties as assigned.




Education and Experience Background:

  • Graduation from high school and at least two years of experience operating a forklift, preferably in a warehouse; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which would provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a warehouse environment.
  • Knowledge of using handheld scanner to ship orders.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge of WMS systems and related systems/software.
  • Knowledge of reading, legible writing, and basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of distribution methods and procedures for shipping and receiving product.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with superiors, fellow employees, vendors, and the general public.


  • Must be flexible and responsive to the needs of the department/ business.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to work 8 – 12 hours per shift.
  • Must be able to sit, bend, stand and walk during scheduled shift.


Applying for a position with Mercury Paper:

Please complete, sign, and date the Mercury Paper application listed above and scan/email to Completed applications may also be mailed to 495 Radio Station Rd, Strasburg, VA 22657, Attention Human Resources Assistant.

You are welcome to include your resume and cover letter. Candidates may also apply at a local Virginia Employment Commission office or on their job search website.