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Aerotek Forklift Operator in Columbus, Indiana


The main function of the operator is to ensure the proper loading of raw materials for casting. About 70 to 80% of their time will be spent operating a sit down forklift. While operating the forklifts, employees will either be moving raw materials (scraps of aluminum to go into furnaces) or finished product (11 pound blocks of aluminum). When they are not operating the forklifts, the majority of their time will be spent doing general production type work. This could include assisting other workers with operating the furnaces, sweeping and cleaning of the plant, awareness of the dust collector operation, and other duties as assigned.

They are responsible for receiving final aluminum product in a stack and transporting the stack of material to cooling warehouse for labeling.

This is a labor intense position which may include the ability to stand or sit for long periods of time, and to lift an average of up to 50-75lbs of product.


production, manufacturing, shipping, forklift, material handling, machine operation, General labor, Loading, Sitdown, foundry, construction, production worker, general production worker

Top Skills Details:

  1. Forklift

  2. Lifting/Material Handling

  3. General production

Shift & Pay:

1st- 8am-8:10pm ($17)

3rd- 8pm-8:10am ($18)

Shift: Working 12 hour shifts, will work a rotating 2 on 2 off, 3 on 3 off schedule where they work every other weekend.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Must Haves:

  • Solid job tenure (1+ year experience in 2 most recent positions)

  • Previous experience in some type of manufacturing or physically demanding job (could be working in a steel yard, landscaping, construction, etc.)

  • Ability to lift 50-75 pounds


*Steel toes


*Forklift experience

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.