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Forklift Operator – Night Shift

J.D. Irving

This is a Contract position in Jamestown, ND posted May 15, 2022.

FORKLIFT OPERATOR – $500.00 Sign On Bonus!!

Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States, and around the world. We have state-of-the-art potato processing plants in Prince Edward Island, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Jamestown, North Dakota, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, Ontario. Our Head office is in Dieppe, New Brunswick and has sales office locations in Toronto, Montreal, and Boston.

Reporting to the Warehouse Supervisor, the selected candidate will be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, “Can Do” attitude and be able to adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment.


  • Years of Experience: 2 years of related work experience preferred
  • Willingness to complete forklift certification, food safety, and other job training and comply with SQF standards
  • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts, both day and night available
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Mechanical background or experience with equipment is helpful
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate various pieces of equipment in the freezer in compliance with regulations with regard to safety and reliability to ensure a high quality product
  • Proactively participate in a timely and professional manner with the process team
  • Operate forklift and place product in freezer in a rack system to heights in excess of 30 feet
  • Load trucks with product and complete paper work for inventory and shipments
  • Safely operate all lifts used in the warehouse
  • Monitor and record information gathered from equipment checks and to ensure effective utilization of Statistical Process Control (SPC) on the process line
  • Effectively and accurately use JDE system by proper transferral, scanning, issuing, and confirming of product as it moves through inventory
  • Respond to company or vendor product requirements ensuring a uniform high quality product so that maximum reliability and confidence in our product is maintained
  • Follow all load protocols as required by our customers, and monitor carrier temperature compliance to pre-cool and set point requirements
  • Ensure product and pallet integrity is maintained and product temperature requirements are met during shipping process
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe work area and also assist other personnel as needed to maintain the same conditions in the shipping area
  • Keep supervisor informed of daily issues relating to the efficient operation mechanical systems
  • Attend and participate in meetings, training and continuing education programs internally or externally as deemed appropriate by management

What We Offer:

  • 401K with company match 5%
  • Health and Dental Benefits available
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Bonus Programs
  • Paid Time Off available upon start
  • Now offering a $500 sign on bonus!

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

Please apply online.

We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

To learn more about our products and services, click here.

Cavendish Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected Veteran status.