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Forklift Operator Resume FAQ

What should I put on my resume for a forklift operator?

Make sure all of your key skills are mentioned in your resume. These may include:

  • Skilled at operating multiple types of forklifts, including side loader, counterbalance and telehandler lifts and the powered pallet jack.
  • Loading and unloading shipments ahead of schedule.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of safety guidelines.
  • Unparalleled hand-eye coordination.

Additionally, your resume should always have your contact information, education credentials, work history and a professional summary (or resume objective).

How do you describe a forklift operator on a resume?

A forklift operator's resume should describe the job in the professional summary and throughout the work experience section. Here’s what a solid summary would look like:

Highly skilled forklift operator with over eight years’ experience handling stand-up and sit-down equipment. Comfortable in fast-paced industry environments. Well trained in the current safety procedures, maintaining a 100% safety record. Assisted in selecting, onboarding and mentoring 40+ new employees when opening a new warehouse location.