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Production Worker - Forklift Driver - Full Time

Zekelman Industries - Chicago, IL

Posted on 03/02/21 (Ref: )

Production Worker - Forklift Driver - Chicago, IL - Zekelman Industries

Production Worker - Forklift Driver

Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries!

Wheatland Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, has full-time Forklift Driver/Production Worker positions available at our facility in Chicago, IL. Openings are on the 2nd shift (2pm-10pm) or 3rd shift (10pm-6am). This is a great opportunity for candidates who have 2 or more years of manufacturing/light industrial experience and basic mechanical aptitude such as carpentry, general construction, farm equipment, automotive mechanics or any other type of mechanical or electrical skills.

New higher probationary pay rate and opportunities for growth and promotions within the company!

Production Responsibilities Include:

  • Material handling: forklift operator, truck loader, crane operator & shipping
  • Operation of production equipment: mill operator, slitter operator, machine operator
  • Operation of computer programs

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent work ethic, exceptional attendance
  • Proven mechanical & mathematical aptitude
  • Uncompromising commitment to safety
  • Entry-level computer skills
  • Ability to work shift work and overtime
  • Solid work history, references required
  • Minimum of High School diploma
  • Successful completion of a post-offer hair follicle drug test, physical and background check
  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role
  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy

Preferred Skills/Abilities:
  • Associates Degree or Trade Certification
  • 2 years of manufacturing experience
  • Leadership traits: willingness to foster and contribute to an environment that promotes trust, honesty, communication, accountability, continuous improvement, cooperation and continuous learning

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift, climb, bend, stoop, push and pull.
  • Must be able to lift 60lbs.
  • Stand for 10-12 hours
  • Manufacturing/ Industrial work environment
  • Other physical requirements as needed for job

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low cost, high quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting and much more.


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