Forklift Operator

Hirzel Canning Co.

Northwood, OH


Hirzel Canning Company feeds people.

Hirzel Canning Company & Farms is a 5th generation family company with a passion for serving the community. Our Dei Fratelli brand is your source for locally-grown tomato and sauerkraut products.  We seek individuals that share our core values, our commitment to future generations, and our passion for providing food that brings families together

A few of the benefits you’ll experience at Hirzel Canning Company are: 

  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Annual Pay Increases
  • Employer 401(k) Matching
  • Health Savings Account with Employer Contributions
  • Health and Wellness Program
  • Community Involvement
  • Family-Centric Environment  

Candidates must be willing and able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Assist Warehouse operations by driving forklift to move product around designated facility and in and out of semi trucks. Maintain warehouses by stacking product in specified areas. Assist label operations by supplying work areas with required materials.


  • Daily inspection of lift before start of shift on assigned equipment
  • Cleanliness and upkeep of assigned equipment
  • Keep aisles and warehouse neat, clean and free of hazards
  • Report all accidents, big or small
  • Assist in preparing other operations when needed
  • Handle and stack finished product so as to prevent damage to product
  • Daily completion of paperwork
  • Daily utilization of X3 program, RF, CRT and LAS systems


  • Operate forklift safely and efficiently producing no damage to product or equipment
  • Load and unload trucks as directed by Warehouse Supervisor
  • Inspect all truck trailers for cleanliness and satisfactory physical condition before loading and unloading
  • Inspection of all incoming freight for damage
  • Completion of inspection logs
  • Report all damage and/or issues to Warehouse Supervisor
  • Fill out all work orders accurately and in a timely manner
  • Printing bills for outgoing trucks


  • Feed empty cans to depalletizer lines to keep pace with production
  • Remove full pallets from palletizers, inventory and put away
  • Supply pallets and paper to palletizers as needed
  • Remove dunnage from palletizer deck as needed

NOTE: In the absence of key personnel the Supervisor will assume responsibility to see the functions of this job are performed as required.

Attendance on the job each and every day is absolutely essential to the efficient operation of the Company.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Reaching with hands and arms
  • Communication through speech and hearing and in writing
  • Daily requirements:
  • Bending, twisting, turning, reaching below the knee, pushing, pulling, squatting, kneeling, standing, walking, sitting

  • Lifting requirements:
  • Will regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Will occasionally lift and/or move up to or more than 75 pounds


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Forklift license
  • Good math skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous computer experience