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Machine Operator Forklift

Waterloo, IA, 50701
January 04, 2020

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Thomas Smith

Waterloo, IA *****


Dedicated and enthusiastic professional with over 20 years of experience in Manufacturing, Production, Warehouse, Maintenance, and Forklift Operations fields. Can be counted on to oversee large projects and follow through to completion. Ability to work as a member of a team while inspiring others to work at their highest levels. Ensures all assigned work assignments are completed in a timely manner and all policies and procedures are followed. Motivated by productive problem solving and reaching company goals and expectations.

Performance Highlights

Forklift Operator/Warehouse

• Moved goods stacked on pallets or in crates around storage facilities (Warehouse and Manufacturing locations)

• Loaded and unloaded goods from vehicles such as Semi-trucks and tractor trailers

• Stacked goods and materials in the correct storage bays following all inventory control instructions

• Verified that loads were secure and stacked empty pallets

• Performed daily equipment checks and provided proper documentation

• Experienced in all facets of Warehouse operations

• Responsible for the proper counting procedures and records keeping for multiple employers

• Verified that all bar codes and labels matched the inventory control sheets

• Ensured all merchandise, equipment, and materials were counted correctly and stored in designated areas including the proper handling of hazardous materials Manufacturing/Production

• Experienced with various machinery and assembly line operations

• Machine Operator; operated various saws, shears, punch presses, and various fork trucks

• Inspected materials for defects and ensured high quality products

• Ensured all products were packaged in appropriate boxes and placed on the line for shipping

• Provided routine and preventative maintenance to production machinery and materials

• Familiar with assembly line and fast paced environment

• Operated a pallet jack and moved materials and equipment to designated areas

• Recorded and documented supply lists, order forms, transfers, and requisition documents

• Part of the cleaning crew assigned to clean and sanitize work spaces and floor machinery to maintain a safer and healthier work environment for all team members

• Labeled, banded, sorted, and stacked materials on pallets

• Moved, packaged, and processed boxes and shipping containers for delivery Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Work Experience


Ronan - Waterloo, IA

July 2019 to Present

Assemble and build packing and shipping crates


State of Iowa - Cook, Iowa, US

March 2018 to July 2019

Prepared various menu items for various employers

General Laborer

Luddone - Manchester, IA

July 2017 to March 2018

Run and package plastic bags


Tony Roma's

March 2017 to July 2017



August 2015 to March 2017

Machine Operator

Dyersville Die Cast

September 2014 to August 2015



April 2014 to September 2014


Jeff's Concrete

July 2012 to December 2013

Saw Operator


November 2010 to July 2012



Iowa Western Community College - Clarinda, IA


• General Laborer

• General Labor

• Forklift

• Factory

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