17 days ago


Tualatin, OR


**$2,000 Hiring Bonus**
Starting at $17.43 per hour 

The Forklift Operator operates a forklift to move or transport palletized products from a loading dock and place in storage racks in a warehouse setting.  The Forklift Operator is also responsible for replenishing products in pick locations throughout the warehouse and notifying inventory control on any issues. The work may include moving pallets from upper racks to pick shelves and combining leftover products onto newly placed pallets.  Forklift Operators are also responsible for pulling bulk orders or “pallet pulls” and transporting these to staging areas.  Certain activities may not be performed on every shift.  Employees must be able to maintain the expected work pace, work accurately and meet minimum productivity guidelines established by DPI.  The employees work in dry, refrigerated and freezer areas of a warehouse and may be exposed to one environment for long periods of time.    



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate a forklift to transport, receive, store and position pallets of products and goods.
  • Perform and document pre-work inspection on all equipment; complete final inspection sheet at the end of the shift.
  • Re-palletize and stack product in the picking area onto pallets.
  • Read and interpret work orders for product specifications and customer needs.
  • Follow temperature sensitive protocols when transporting/staging pallets and prioritizing work flow.
  • Operate the mounted forklift computer to receive work orders and assignments.
  • Scan returned product to identify its final location using hand held scanner
  • Apply knowledge of spatial relations for optimum stacking and storing of product and goods.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Change forklift battery when needed.
  • Change tape roll on Arpac machine when needed
  • Maintain clean work environment, which may include picking up trash or cleaning spills.
  • Other duties may be assigned to fulfill DPI’s objectives.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The employee must be proficient in English and basic math skills.  A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) training and certification is required. Demonstration of proficiency in radio-frequency skills is needed.


Work Environment: The work environment is indoors. The employee may be exposed to variable temperatures from the three different product climates (dry, cold, freezer).  There may be an extensive duration of time spent in cold and/or freezer temperatures.  There is moderate noise level in the warehouse with occasional to frequent honking of forklift horns for safety.  PPE and clothing for freezer environment may be necessary.

Work Hours:
 The work schedule is either 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, or 4 days a week, 10 hours a day.  Start times vary.  Work hours and shifts are subject to change depending on operating business conditions and needs.  The employee may be required to work overtime, holidays or weekends.


Physical and Mental Demands: Medium, exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force is required occasionally, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently to move and place product when re-palletizing items. This job also requires constant standing.  The employee must know and follow proper safety protocols, DPI grooming, hygiene and dress code requirements; know and apply temperature sensitive protocols when staging, transporting goods and prioritizing workflow, including follow sequencing or order directions. Must be able to apply knowledge of spatial relations for proper and safe product storage.


Supervisory Responsibilities: None

About the Company

DPI Specialty Foods

Who We Are

DPI Specialty Foods is a sales, marketing and logistics provider with a range of over 40,000 sku’s in all temperature ranges. DPI provides sales and services to national retailers, regional retailers, independent operators and foodservice providers through 8 distribution centers strategically located across the United States.

 Our Story

At DPI, we have a passion for good food – the kind that becomes a delectable success for manufacturer and retailer alike.  From modest beginnings decades ago, DPI has built on this passion to become a leading value added specialty food distributor.  Today DPI supplies over 40,000 SKUs comprised of perishable and non-perishable food items from five continents.  The team at DPI brings unique market niche and retail experience to create exciting programs, tailored for each retailer’s individual needs.  These programs have a proven track record of delivering sales growth.

Our Mission

DPI is dedicated to driving sustainable long term growth for our customers. This is achieved through a unique combination of a broad range of specialty foods combined with a highly focused service model. DPI continues to build an incredible network of national and international vendors who invest with DPI to ensure that its consumers enjoy the benefit of exciting marketing programs. DPI’s national network of distribution centers ensures an effectively managed supply chain and maximizes speed to market.



Company Size

2,000 to 2,499 employees


Wholesale Trade/Import-Export

Employee Benefits

Military Leave, Professional Development, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, Long Term Disability, Free Food and Coffee, Vacation/paid time off, Merchandise Discounts, Life Insurance, Employee Events, Paid sick days, Mobile Phone Discount, Prescription Drug Coverage, Employee Referral Program, Medical, Dental and Vision, 401K