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Heavy Forklift Operator (Trainee)

Company: Vallourec - North America
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:


  • Operates equipment safely.
  • Perform daily checks (maintenance) of equipment.
  • Transport Pipe up to 50' in length and loads up to 20,000 lbs. from process to process in an unpaved pipe yard.
  • Load and unload trucks carrying above mentioned material.
  • Maintain concise and accurate records of products moved.
  • Perform physical verification of product moved and enter tubular movements on computer and utilize inquiries on portable PC.
  • Ensure proper handling/storage of product as required by customer and API specifications.
  • Maintain housekeeping in assigned work area.
  • Maintains correct inventory.
  • Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus.
  • Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device.
  • Inventories materials on work floor, and supply workers with materials as needed.
  • Lubricates truck and fills fuel tank
  • Trainee's and drivers will still be expected to fill in as yard helpers when asked by supervisors. These tasks include yard maintenance like painting, cutting and placing dunnage on pipe racks, trash pick-up etc.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Read and comprehend work instructions written in English
    • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
    • Driver's License
    • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully
    • Develops alternative solutions
    • Works well in group problem solving situations
    • Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
    • Observes safety and security procedures
    • Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines
    • Reports potentially unsafe conditions
    • Uses equipment and materials properly
    • Ability to work rotational shifts, weekends, and holidays
    • Willingness to work out in elements (uncovered pipe yard)



      High school diploma or GED

      Preferred: 1+ years operating a forklift, particularly in pipe yard

      Preferred: Forklift Training (Large Capacity)

      Required: Valid Drivers License


      Directable, Teamwork, Adaptability, Accountability, Reliability/dependability, Initiative

      Safety awareness, Ability to receive and provide constructive feedback , Pride in performance, Continuous Improvement/Quality, Communication , Positive responses to change, High attention to detail.

Keywords: Vallourec - North America, Houston , Heavy Forklift Operator (Trainee), Other , Houston, Texas

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