Forklift Operator

Tacoma, WA

Posted December 29, 2022

Full-time, Temporary to Hire, 6:00AM-2:00PM, 10:00PM-6:00AM

Are you interested in a full-time, temp-to-hire Forklift Operator position with a flexible schedule that offers competitive pay, amazing benefits, and plenty opportunities for growth? Do you have prior experience hosting? 

If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you with a well-loved and respected company!

Perfect for someone with at least two years of forklift experience and six months of experience operating a hostler!

They're a globally known transportation and logistics provider and are currently on the lookout for an experienced Forklift Operator to join their warehouse team.

Forklift Operator Responsibilities:

  • Operate a sit-down, propane forklift
  • Accurately follow and demonstrate safety procedures
  • Perform some order picking and palletizing
  • Perform daily warehouse duties as needed

Upon a three-month probationary period, you will be transitioned into a role where you take on the additional responsibility of being a backup hostler! Your primary duty will remain as a forklift operator.

Forklift Operator Requirements:

  • 2+ years of Forklift Experience
  • 6+ months of hostling
  • 2+ years of Warehouse Experience
  • Ability to lift 40+ lbs.

Schedule: Days vary; weekends and holidays are required as the company operates 24/7. Currently, they're looking for a:

  • Day shift: 6:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Grave Shift: 10:00PM - 6:00AM


  • Day Shift starting: $21.50/hr
    Upon permanent hire: $23.50/hr
  • Grave Shift starting: $22.50/hr
    Upon permanent hire: $24.50/hr

Reasons to Apply:

  • Consistent hours each week
  • Frequent OT available
  • Flexibility in the schedule
  • Competitive pay + benefits upon permanent hire by employer
  • Earn a steady, weekly income

Benefits offered by TERRA to employees on temp or temp-to-hire assignments:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Virtual Care
  • Life, Critical illness, Accident, Long and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Gym Membership Discount
  • 6 Paid Holidays*

    Location: Port of Tacoma – this location is not bus accessible, reliable transportation is required.

    If you are interested in this Forklift Operator position, apply now or call 253-353-7700 to speak with someone right away!

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    TERRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

    About Your Recruiter

    MacKenzie Reeves

    I am a Staffing Specialist for the TERRA Tacoma branch! Every day I challenge myself to find all our candidates a long-term fit because nothing brings me more satisfaction than watching our employees absolutely flourish in and out of the workplace.

    Named Best of Staffing® 11 years running, TERRA specializes in finding the Right Fit™.

    Our mission is simple: Success Stories Created Daily.

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