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Forklift Operator

Job Category:  Operations and Production
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Totowa, NJ, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2347

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.



The union Forklift Operator role will be on the 2nd shift. It provides an opportunity for the candidate to develop skills as an advanced warehouse professional in our food production facility in Totowa, NJ. The candidate will play a key role in assuring that work center operators are supplied with first-time-right ingredients to produce functional blends for our customers in the bakery industry.



  • Receiving and put-away ingredients.
  • Loading finished goods in trucks towards our distribution center.
  • Giving recommendations to work safer, more efficiency and better serve the (internal) customer.



  • Work in a safe manner and comply with the Environment, Safety and Health policies.
  • Collaborative approach when dealing with others.
  • Keep work environment clean and tidy to ensure operational efficiency.
  • Follow-up instructions from supervisors or written procedures.




  • Experienced in performing electronic transactions belong to physical movements of ingredients across the production facility.
  • High school diploma or its equivalent. 
  • Able to drive a forklift.
  • Able to physically re-stack pallets with ingredients up to 55 pounds each.
  • Work accurately and methodically.
  • Good in communication especially over radio system.
  • Good understanding of the internal customer and impact on failure/ cost of poor quality.


  • Replenish full pallets to single pallet locations.
  • Pick both full and partial pallets and stage for shipment.
  • Load trailers to both customer and the plant.
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.



  • Manufacturing plant is large, open floor areas with loud machinery, requiring some areas for workers to wear ear protection to guard against noise. Workers are frequently exposed to high temperatures during the summer months. Some work in cold environments during winter months. Production/Warehouse areas are dusty.
  • Workers are required to wear masks, hair nets, or gloves to protect the product from possible contamination.  Certain areas require respirators.
  • Workers usually stand for the majority of their shifts while tending machines or driving a forklift. Occasionally lifts 55 pound bags or boxes. Loading, unloading, or cleaning equipment may require lifting, bending, and reaching.



Why Work for Corbion?

The start of your career at Corbion offers many chances where you have the advantages of a dynamic, multinational organization. There is an informal atmosphere and the culture promotes self-management.



About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2020, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 986.5 million and has a workforce of over 2250 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

Nearest Major Market: New York City

Job Segment: Medical, Warehouse, Equipment Operator, Nutrition, Forklift, Healthcare, Manufacturing

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