Pfizer Forklift Operator Lead in Carlisle, Pennsylvania


The Forklift Operator Lead will be a working lead that oversees a team of Warehouse colleagues. He/She is responsible for all Warehouse functions during the second shift. The Team Leader has the ability to work unsupervised and can make decisions in the absence of the Warehouse Supervisor to maximizing effectiveness of Warehouse colleagues, equipment, and materials.


  • Coordinate activities to ensure the productivity, quality, and safety of manufactured goods

  • Lead a team of colleagues by performing the shipping, receiving, material handling, and inventory control processes

  • Perform routine quality checks to ensure that goods produced meet or exceed corporate quality standards

  • Perform all necessary documentation including but not limited to: batch record entries, receiving and shipping documentation, work orders, etc

  • Ability to work unsupervised

  • Operate powered industrial equipment to perform warehouse tasks - Stand up and sit down lifts

  • Ensure Production and Q.A. have necessary materials

  • Enforce compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), sanitation procedures and general housekeeping, as well as all safety practices and procedures

  • Create team-building activities and motivate individuals on assigned team

  • Understand all job functions in the designated area and ensure employees are cross trained in these areas

  • Monitor employee break schedules

  • Provide input on overtime needs and weekend scheduling

  • Develop and follow a check list for end of shift routines

  • Investigate, document and report all exceptional behavior (Good and Bad)

  • Communicate effectively up and down the chain of command

  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Warehouse Supervisor

  • Ability to work various shifts and overtime as needed to meet the business needs


  • Minimum of an Associate Degree in a Supply Chain or related field

  • 4-5 years of experience in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) environment

  • Ability to successfully navigate through the Receiving, Shipping, and Inventory Control modules of SAP

  • Knowledge and understanding of GMP's and Food Sanitation in a food or dietary supplement manufacturing plant

  • Desire and ability to work closely with peers to form an effective team

  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interpret technical procedures, and governmental regulations

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers

  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The colleague will be required to spend 75% of the shift, operating a powered industrial truck (PIT). Depending on the daily workload, the colleague will be performing the Receiving, Shipping, Inventory Control, and Material Handling functions. The remaining time will be spent communicating, team building, documenting, and performing system functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is required to lift, stand, crouch, extend, and walk. The employee is also required to reach with arms, use hands to steer, operate levers, switches, and handles. The employee must be able to operate heavy machinery and is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 4/26/2018

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.