Forklift Operator

Job Locations CA-AB-Edmonton
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Product Line
Canada - Concrete Products

Why work for Lafarge?

Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes   personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you. Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at



Summary of Responsibilities

The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating a forklift to move, locate and relocate products and materials in and around the pipe plant. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle.


Major Responsibilities

  • Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.
  • Complete Field Level Risk Assessments before beginning each task.
  • Load, unload, move, stack, and stage products and materials using a forklift.
  • Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations.
  • Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage. Report quality variances.
  • Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained.
  • Maintain the facility’s equipment and materials in a neat, clean and orderly fashion. On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications and Experiences

Education and Experience


  • High School Diploma is preferred.
  • 1-2 years of experience is preferred.
  • Prior experience in a pipe plant or warehouse would be considered an asset.
  • Forklift certification is required.
  • Front end and skid loader experience would be considered an asset.



  • Safety Oriented
  • Able to lift 50 lbs
  • Able to work in a fast paced, high production environment
  • Willing to work overtime and shifts when needed including Saturdays
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Able to deal with changes and/or unexpected events
  • Able to work well with others
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to focus continuous attention to detail operations requiring some diversification approach to fairly routine processes
  • Able to work in extreme weather conditions


Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.


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