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Forklift Operator



St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

Position: Forklift Operator – Direct Hire

  • Sit-down and Standup forklift available

Pay: $20/hr+ starting with pay rate increases every 6 months! Opportunity to earn overtime as well!

Shifts: 2nd shift – Monday to Friday 2:30pm to 10:30am

Benefits: Benefits Start 31st Day of Employment and college tuition reimbursement!

Who Are We?

Our St. Joseph, Missouri distribution center charges, packages and ships the batteries used in cars, boats, motorcycles, and heavy-duty trucks. We opened in 2000, now employ more than 280 people and operate six days per week. We are actively involved in our local community and give back through The United Way, Camp Quality, Second Harvest Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity.


You will be responsible for moving and transporting materials and units to specific zones and locations through the plant operating various forklifts along with other equipment.

Primary Duties

  • You will be moving raw materials, parts, and packing materials to various locations through the plant.

  • You will assist with training of new hires once you have been fully trained.

  • You will utilize forklifts to pull, stage, and remove materials.

  • You will verify counts on incoming and outgoing material.

  • May handle empty skids, pallets, and miscellaneous dunnage.

  • Supply production lines with necessary materials.

  • Moves miscellaneous scrap material.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • 6+ months of previous forklift experience in a manufacturing setting.

  • Must have been previously forklift certified on either a stand up or sit-down forklift and open to getting recertified.

  • Comfortable with working overtime as needed along with potentially working weekends.

What We Offer!

  • Paid vacation and 13 paid holidays.

  • Annual bonus opportunity (up to 4% annual salary based on Plant’s performance).

  • College tuition reimbursement.

  • 401k plan offered with company match.

  • Company contributions available for employee Health Savings Account.

  • Competitive health, dental, vision, life, home/auto purchase benefit options available.

  • Fitness reimbursement program.

  • Employee battery program.

  • Lots of opportunity for growth and advancement.

Who we are:
Clarios is the creator behind the world’s most recognizable car battery brands. We are the car battery found in most new vehicles including leading brands such as Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Our 16,000 employees develop, manufacture, and distribute batteries for virtually every type of vehicle. We recover, recycle, and reuse up to 99% of our battery materials, leading sustainability practices in our industry. Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Battery Group, is currently a Brookfield portfolio company. Learn more about us at www.clarios.com.

To all recruitment agencies: Clarios does not accept unsolicited agency resumes/CVs. Please do not forward resumes/CVs to our careers email addresses, Clarios employees or any other company location. Clarios is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/CVs.