Lift Truck Driver

  • Blue Diamond Growers
  • Sacramento, CA, United States
  • Mar 13, 2018
Full time Drivers Skilled Trade

Job Description


In 1910 a cooperative of 230 California almond growers formed with the following core values:

  • To build strong relationships among growers and with their customers;

  • To communicate directly and honestly; and

  • To work as a team to realize the best return on their investment.

    More than a century later, Blue Diamond Growers still adheres to these values at every level of our operation. Our employees are strongly committed to the brand and to each other – the word “family” is often used to describe our culture.

    Today, Blue Diamond Growers represents more than 3,000 almond growers in California – the state that provides over 80% of the world’s almond supply. We are one of the most recognized food brands in the world, with annual sales exceeding $1 billion.

    We believe in transparency and honest communication. And our work style is still team-based, working together to innovate, process, and distribute the best almond products to the world.

    After more than 100 years, our core values of integrity, partnership, innovation and quality remain strong. Our commitment to excellence has driven Blue Diamond’s unprecedented growth, innovation, high quality, and value.

    You’ll find these values at work throughout our company. We strive for a diverse workforce, always aiming for greater levels of inclusion. In addition to a robust benefits package, we offer an employee wellness and fitness program, in which a majority of our workforce currently participates.

    Grow your career. Partner with us. We Are the Almond People!

    Position Title: Lift Truck Driver- Production

              Location: Sacramento, CA

              Job Type (Full time/Part Time): Full Time


    Position Overview:

    The Lift Truck Driver is responsible for movement, storage, documentation, and inventory of incoming and outgoing product. 

  • Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for movement, storage, documentation, and inventory of incoming and outgoing product.  This includes operating a forklift, moving material from various locations, loading and unloading vehicles. 

  • May do high stacking and is expected to perform with a high degree of speed, accuracy, and safety.

  • Will be required to use SAP system and scanning equipment to maintain inventory counts and record inventory transactions as required. 

  • Performs inventory functions as necessary. 

  • May on occasion work in the following roles:         

  • Supports the generalist concept by performing various sanitation duties, maintenance, housekeeping and other functions as assigned.

  • May perform general laborer work on seasonal basis.

  • Responsible for completing various documents and reports including daily lift sheet.. 

  • Maintains and adhere to Blue Diamond HACCP processes and auditing, Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP’s) and safety practices.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor. . 


    Required Minimum Qualifications:   

  • 1 year prior forklift driver experience preferred.  Must be a licensed forklift driver and/or be able to pass a certification course.

  • Position requires excellent communication skills and a basic understanding of machine operations.  Must be able to climb up and down ladders and catwalks. 

  • Must be able to identify and solve problems independently, coordinate workflow and meet output standards. 

  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends as necessary.

  • Position requires the ability to work in noisy areas with exposure to heat, cold, a high level of almond dust, and movement of vehicles. 

  • Daily lifting and carrying requirements of this position: occasionally (up to 3 hours) of lifting and carrying up to 50lbs. 


    Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior forklift driver in a warehouse environment.

  • OSHA Forklift Operator certificate preferred.


    Educational Requirements:

    High School Diploma or equivalent.


    Blue Diamond promotes a safe and healthy work environment, and in doing so, we will perform background and drug tests for each candidate who accepts a position with our team.


    Blue Diamond Growers is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer