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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:  3485

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


This Forklift Operator role will be on the 1st shift at our food production facility in Totowa, NJ. The candidate will play a key role in assuring that our valued internal and external customers are supplied their orders on time and in full while also completed accurately.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Receive and put-away pallets as required.
  • Load finished goods in trailers and follow loading instructions.
  • Follow recommendations to work safely and efficiently to better serve our customers.
  • Work in a safe manner and comply with the Environmental, Safety and Health policies.
  • Collaborate with others and work together as a team.
  • Keep work environment clean and tidy to ensure operational efficiency.
  • Follow written procedures and any instructions from supervision.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience performing electronic transactions and product movement across the facility.
  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Able to drive a forklift and physically re-stack pallets with product weighing up to 55 pounds.
  • Work accurately and methodically.
  • Communicate clearly in person and over the radio.
  • Understand internal customer needs and the cost impact of errors and poor quality.
  • Replenish full pallets to single pallet locations.
  • Pick full and partial pallets and stage for shipment.
  • Load trailers for both customers and internal departments.
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change and new duties may be assigned at any time with or without notice.



  • Workers are frequently exposed to high temperatures during the summer months and some work in cold environments during winter months. Production/Warehouse areas can be dusty.
  • Workers may be required to wear masks, hair nets, and gloves to protect the product from possible contamination.  Certain work areas require respirators.
  • Workers usually stand for the majority of their shifts while operating a forklift and other equipment. Lifting and stacking 55 pound bags or boxes will be required. Loading, unloading, and cleaning equipment can require lifting, bending, and reaching.

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 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


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: Warehouse, Medical Device, Forklift, Equipment Operator, Nutrition, Manufacturing, Healthcare

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