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JL Schwieters 2nd Shift Lumber Yard Forklift Operator in Hugo, Minnesota

Due to our current growth we are looking for a candidate to work in our Lumberyard. Candidate will be operating a Sit-Down Forklift or a Combi-Lift, loading and unloading trucks and rail cars, picking orders with a pick sheet, inventory, and more. A great candidate will have a good knowledge of types of lumber (EWP etc.), lumber grades, lumber species etc. Qualified candidates will also be hard working, dependable and capable of working at a fast pace. Any experience with a nail gun and circular saw is a plus but not needed.


  • Must have at least 1 year of experience on a forklift – in a lumberyard preferred

  • A working knowledge of lumber species, grades, types etc. is a HUGE plus

  • Must be able to read a tape measure

  • Must be able to read and write legibly

  • Must have basic math skills


  • Ability to both stand and sit for up to 8 hours a day

  • Ability to climb ladders as needed

  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs.

  • Must wear safety glasses in designated areas

  • Other physical demands may include; standing and walking for extended periods at a time, exposure to extreme temperatures, bending or stooping and more

    Benefits Include:

  • Industry Leading Safety Programs

  • Get certified on a forklift

  • Weekly Direct Deposit

  • PTO/Paid Holidays

  • Health Insurance/Dental Insurance

  • 401K with Match

  • Di sability/Life/Accident Insurance and Much More!

    Pay Range: $18-22 per hour, DOQ


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