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Forklift Operators / Material Handlers

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Material Handler (Forklift Operator) - SIGN-ON BONUS!

Ryder's food distribution team is looking for full time FORKLIFT OPERATORS/MATERIAL HANDLERS to join the team at a 1 million square foot distribution center! Ryder is a fortune 500 company, recognized as a leader in the warehousing industry.

Position Description:

The purpose of this position is to accurately transfer product, both physically and logically, into and/or out of the customer warehouse, perform case pick, load/unload trailers, move product throughout the facility with powered industrial equipment and perform inventory counts as required.


•Read, interpret, and apply Warehouse Management System (WMS) order instructions

•Recognize and correct potential process errors before actions adversely affect the customer

•Recognize damaged product at any point in the warehousing process and take appropriate action when discovered

•Pull orders accurately as assigned

•Stage orders according to carrier location and verify: number of pallets picked as well as stage location

•Be aware of and follow location and work center Safety and Security policies and procedures

•Performs housekeeping duties and other duties as assigned

•Operate fork-lift equipment or other warehouse machinery

•Other responsibilities as required


•High school diploma or equivalent preferred

•Minimum of one year of related warehouse and/or powered industrial lift experience required

•Ability to read, do basic mathematics, understand and respond to written and verbal instructions in English for the purposes of safety, work instructions, policies, etc.

•Ability to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted and walk in high traffic areas

•The ability to input data into various WMS computer systems

•Work overtime as assigned



•Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

•Vacation and Floating Holiday time

•Retirement Plans

•Employee Stock Purchase Plan

•Flexible Spending Accounts

•Tuition reimbursement (For employees)

•Employee discount programs

•Ryder System Federal Credit Union

• Scholarship programs (for children of employees)

•And many more!

Please visit our career website at to learn more about these positions and other opportunities at Ryder.

Ryder, Ever Better!

You must be able to pass criminal background and drug test. Ryder is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, natural origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or, among other things, status as a qualified individual with disability.

Posted 09/28/16

Job ID: 20417465
Mactive ID: 34411