Karma Automotive

Material Handling - Forklift Operator

Job ID
Production Control
FLSA Status


Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising.


We make beautiful, ecologically sensitive products, and we will provide a memorable ownership experience for our customers.


Our work environment is casual, and our culture is results-oriented.


The Material Handling - Forklift Operator is responsible for operating a forklift to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count vehicle and tooling components. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and may also be required to perform staging and auditing duties.



  • Receiving:  Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations. Efficiently stack and store the materials in the appropriate areas.  Scan or enter data into ERP system and report inventory discrepancy.
  • Quality:  Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage. Report quality variances.
  • Loading:  Efficiently move product from staging and/or storage areas into assembly bays.
  • Equipment:  Load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment. Use radio frequency equipment for picking, receiving, and load functions, as required.
  • Shipping:  Load outbound shipments safely. Scan or enter data into ERP system and report inventory discrepancy. Create shipping documentation.


  • Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.
  • Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained.
  • Assist in physical inventories.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area. Assist in maintaining
  • the security of the warehouse. Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety. Comply with OSHA and MSDS Standards.
  • Perform or assist in building, grounds, and equipment maintenance as required.
  •  Maintain the facility’s equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion. On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High School education or GED minimum / Partial College Preferred.
  • Experience (the minimum level of direct experience in a similar position). 1–3 years
  • The forklift operator requires satisfactory completion of a California State Forklift Certification (OSHA 3668)
  • A positive attitude & pleasant personality; effective memory skills; good hand eye coordination; dependability, ability to follow directions & a strong willingness to learn.
  • Read, speak, and write English.
  • Standing with walking is required for most of the shift (not including breaks)
  • Push and pulling pallets and lifting products is required approximately 55% during the shift
  • Bending is required less than or up to 15% of the shift to reach product or debris
  • Climbing onto the racking may be required
  • Crouching is required
  • Kneeling is required occasionally
  • Physical strength to handle up to 25-pound object, frequently. Some items weighing up to 50 lbs to be handled occasionally
  • Above average coordination, including eye-hand, hand-foot and balance
  • Above average endurance
  • Normal dexterity of hands and fingers with average repetition
  • Site with ability to distinguish color; perception of sound is required; ability to communicate issues verbally and in written form


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