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Forklift Operator -3rd Shift

Req ID: 5502 

Department: Operations 

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt 

Location: Lodi, California (US-CA) 

Job Summary:

Essential Functions:

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Perform all production procedures in order to safely operate forklifts, clamplifts and transporters
  • Receive wine from production line(s) and store or stage for loading on trucks as required
  • Load/unload trucks with case goods and other production supplies
  • Pick, stage, and deliver correct packaging materials to production lines as specified on the Bill of Materials
  • Supply production line(s) with specified glass, cartons and other supplies as required to keep production line operating
  • Fill out daily bottling reports, special packaging reports, export reports and any miscellaneous reports as required
  • Assist with periodic inventories
  • Maintain production areas (including dock areas) in a neat and orderly fashion
  • Conduct daily inspection of equipment, filling out required forms
  • Monitor the cleanliness of lifts and related equipment, and notify supervisors of any necessary repairs
  • Responsible for understanding Quality Management System related activities, including the quality policy and ISO awareness
  • Assist with production on bottling/packaging lines as needed
  • Participate in miscellaneous production projects as required


  • Punctuality and reliability essential
  • Good communication and mathematical skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Good observation and analytical skills
  • Ability to accurately follow written and verbal instructions and take direction
  • Ability to respond to frequently changing production requirements
  • Ability to work effectively and cohesively within a production environment
  • Ability to transport self to any Trinchero Family Estates facility for work assignments. Occasionally may be required to transport self-mid-shift to another facility.  Must have valid CA driver license


Working Conditions:

  • Moderate to heavy physical work
  • Work site may be any one of Trinchero Family Estates’ facilities
  • Standing for long periods of time (8 hours per day)
  • Must comply with all safety equipment requirements including ear plugs and safety glasses
  • Exposure to various chemicals in production areas
  • Exposure to machinery, forklifts and related production equipment
  • Long and irregular hours during peak periods or on various shifts
  • Extensive walking and lifting of up to 55 pounds





Trinchero Family Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Trinchero Family Estates complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Stockton

Job Segment: Supply, Operations