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Forklift Operator 1st Shift


McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Forklift Operator 1st Shift on our Mojave business. This new hire will work in our Commerce, CA plant. The Forklift Operator will report to the Operations Team Manager.

With more than $4 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better™. The Mojave business unit manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the Hispanic Community - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses.

As a company recognized for exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays and vacations.

Under the general direction of the Warehouse Team Manager II, the Forklift Operator will have shared
responsibility depending on business needs. As Forklift Operator, candidate will move, stack, and
unload material, parts or products using an electric forklift and/or reach forklift within or between

• Responsible for moving raw /finished good materials in the warehouse as directed by the
Warehouse Lead/Coordinators.
• Performs system transactions to return unused raw material into ERP system.
• Inspects forklift and reports any malfunctions using the daily operator checklist.
• Maintains product stored in racks, assuring proper wrapping and stacking in the Warehouse,
Distribution center, RM warehouse, or other warehouse/storage areas.
• Loads and unloads trucks both manually and using forklift. Unload product from trailers, sorting,
inspecting, and re-palletizing product.
• Checks product for damaged merchandise.
• Loads and unloads contaminated product for fumigation in special trucks.
• Performs general duties including sanitation and battery changing.
• Assuring proper wrapping and stacking and palletize to specification back into raw material
• Abide by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and Safety requirements. Checks/inspects raw
material for start-up production lines. Assure no damaged raw material is used and informs
Leads/Coordinators of concerns.
• Transfers product contained in sacks to proper drum containers. Train as back up for Utility
• Must meet daily cleaning requirements of the department to prevent infestation.
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent
• 1 year experience with stand-up and sit-down forklifts in a Warehouse/DC or manufacturing
environment, preferably food environment.
• Basic math skills
• Good communication skills
• Must be able to lift sacks of up to 50 pounds.
• Basic computer literacy, basic Microsoft and/or inventory ERP systems.
• Ability to operate pallet jack, manual or electric while following all safety rules/guidelines

• Forklift and reach certified.
• Inventory experience preferred.



McCormick and Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles