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Forklift Operator Bakersfield

Minneapolis, MN
April 06, 2022

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Andres Cardenas

***** ***** *** #* ****** mn **912 661-***-****

Professional Summary

Experienced Operator adept at learning new roles quickly and adapting to changing demands. Trains and mentors new team members on production operations, equipment care and tool use and handling heavy machinery, maintaining equipment, meeting quality standards and maintaining efficient production schedule. Reliable and strong work ethic.


●Production work

●Inventory Control

●Loading and unloading

●Production procedures

●Safety and compliance

●Forklift trained

●Excellent work ethic

Work History

Recycling Operator, 01/2017 to 01/2021

Union Recycling Center – Bakersfield, CA

●Sorted materials such as metals, glass or plastics into appropriate containers for recycling.

●Compressed materials into reusable, shippable or movable sizes using balers and other equipment.

●Checked sorting machines and equipment for functionality and performed both regular maintenance and emergency repairs to restore functionality.

●Operated forklifts, pallet jacks or front-end loaders to load bales, bundles or other heavy items onto trucks for shipping to smelters or other recycled materials processing facilities.

Certified Forklift Operator, 06/2016 to 06/2018

Kirschmans Enterprises – Bakersfield, CA

●Transported goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.

●Unloaded trucks and rail cars and moved materials to staging area.

●Used strapping and bracing techniques combined with proper balancing to prevent load shifting.

●Coordinated team member movements based on current needs, avoiding safety concerns or delays.

●Checked items against documentation for accuracy.

●Updated daily logs with production data such as weights, destinations and delivery times to keep management current on team activities.

●Removed orders from storage, wrapped and staged for shipments.

Delivery Driver, 04/2012 to 04/2016

Slumberland Furniture – Owatonna, MN

●Performed walk around on delivery vehicle before beginning shift to verify correct and safe operating order.

●Interacted with customers to determine needs and opportunities for additional sales.

●Verified over 20 daily deliveries against shipping instructions before delivering to customers.

●Completed on-time deliveries by choosing best and most efficient routes.

●Operated vehicle safely in highly congested areas with no traffic violations.

●Communicated customer complaints, requests and feedback to company management for swift resolution.

Class B Truck Driver, 02/2002 to 04/2015

Lakeside Foods – Owatonna, MN

●Finalized daily logs on schedule to update internal records and uphold DOT requirements.

●Completed daily inspections, basic maintenance and common repair actions to keep equipment operating at full capacity.

●Dropped and hooked trailers and changed configuration of equipment when necessary.

●Communicated with dispatchers and other office personnel to handle two-way updates and adjust daily schedules.

●Maximized load safety by balancing, securing and weighing products.

●Loaded and unloaded products at warehouses and customer locations using hand trucks, pallet jacks and forklifts.


Generals, 04/1991

Nueva High School - Lamont CA

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