Forklift Operator Jobs | $19-$24 An Hour

Tacoma, WA

Posted November 21, 2022

Full-time, Temporary to Hire, Day, Swing and Night

If you’re searching for a forklift job that offers your ideal schedule, we have multiple forklift operator opportunities available on the Day, Swing and Night Shift. Pick the schedule that works best for you!

Several growing companies are adding Forklift Operators to their growing teams, and their specialties range from logistics, distribution, concrete and marble slab work as well as general shipping.

Don’t see a schedule that suits your needs? Give us a call!

Direct-hire and temp-to-hire opportunities are available, and all positions offer competitive pay.

Perfect for someone with at least six months of experience operating a sit-down or stand-up forklift, a cherry picker or reach truck.

Forklift Operator Job Duties:

  • Operate a Forklift, Reach Truck or Clamp
  • Loading and unloading containers
  • Order picking, using an RF scanner

You will be successful in these roles if you are a team-player and eager to build upon your forklift experience.

Pay Rate:  $19.00 - $24.00 per hour

Multiple schedules available: 

Weekday Shifts: 

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 4:00pm 
  • Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm 
  • Monday - Thursday: 5:30am - 4:00pm 

Flexible Shifts (Days vary):

  • Day Shift: 6:00am - 2:00pm 
  • Swing Shift: 2:00pm - 10:00pm 
  • Night Shift: 10:00pm - 6:00am 

Weekend Shift:

  • Friday - Sunday: 4:00am - 4:30pm 

Forklift Operator Requirements:

  • 6 months to 2+ years of Forklift experience
  • Some Warehouse experience

Benefits offered by most employers when hired as a permanent employee:

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Paid Holidays
  • PTO
  • More benefits available depending on the company.

Locations: Tacoma, Fife, Puyallup, Auburn and Sumner - Some of these positions are bus accessible and others require reliable transportation.

Interested in these Forklift Operator roles? Apply online or call 253-353-7700 to speak to someone on our team today.


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Ericka Stearns

I am the Branch Manager for the TERRA Tacoma team. My favorite part of the job is finding the best fit for my clients and candidates. I take pride in knowing that I helped someone advance their career and achieve their goals.

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