Material Handler/Forklift Operator

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Reports to: Traffic Manager

Department: Operations

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Driver's License: Valid state license

Location: Henderson, CO

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Physical Requirements: This is a very physical position. Incumbent must be able to stand on his/her feet all day, moving, lifting, bending, and packaging products. Must be able to: lift up to 50-75 pounds frequently and throughout the day.

At Birko, we take food safety seriously. Nothing is more important to us than making sure the food chain is secure, safe and pathogen free. The company has over 60 years of service to the food safety industry and manufactures more than 400 concentrated cleaning, sanitation, antimicrobial interventions and process chemical formulations.

Birko’s expertise and innovation in food safety is built on a strong technical foundation and our team of chemists and microbiologists are industry-leading experts. We supply over 60% of the Top 100 U.S. protein companies and 90% of the top 10 U.S. beef processors. Our penetration in the brewery sector is equally strong as evidenced by our many customers who are winners at the Great American Beer Fest! And in produce, our customers span the nation and include companies with household names and trusted products

The Material Handler is responsible for all activities on the dock.  These duties include but are not limited to:

  •   Pulling and preparing daily orders, with a focus on accuracy and speed
  • Loading and unloading trucks
  • Assisting receiving function as needed
  • Working independently as well as in a team environment
  • Monitoring critical lot number recording and FIFO pulling practices
  • Using dock tools and equipment in a safe and acceptable manner 
  • Working in a safe manner and reporting accidents immediately
  • Keeping work area clean and organized
  • Helping to control inventory and facilitating inventory cycle counting
  • Communicating maintenance needs to the supervisor



  • Follow customer orders, pulling correct products, staging and recording items properly in the computer system
  • Loading items correctly for shipment
  • Assisting receiving function as needed
  • Completing projects as assigned
  • Must be able to stand all day, lift up to 50-75 pounds frequently, move, bend, and lift
  • Must be able to follow detailed directions and use computer system accurately
  • Safely operate forklift and other warehouse equipment


Birko is an ISO 9001 Certified company. That means there are Standard Operating Procedures that are inherent to our success as a company. All positions require the following:

  • Maintaining an awareness of and following procedures
  • If procedures fail to result in desired outcome notifying supervisor
  • Being involved in updates to procedures and suggesting improvements



  • 2-3 years of order pulling experience
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Familiarity with UPS World Ship a plus
  • Reliable, must be at work and on time consistently
  • Basic mathematical skills
  •  Forklift certification and/or training
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Speak, read, and write in English
  • Working knowledge of computers and manufacturing software



Please note, Birko conducts pre-employment and random drug screens. In addition, there will be a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment physical.

Location: Henderson, CO
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