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Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Move levers or controls that operate lifting devices, such as forklifts, lift beams with swivel-hooks, hoists, or elevating platforms, to load, unload, transport, or stack material.
    • Move controls to drive gasoline- or electric-powered trucks, cars, or tractors and transport materials between loading, processing, and storage areas.
    • Manually or mechanically load or unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles.
    • Position lifting devices under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, or boxes and secure material or products for transport to designated areas.
    • Signal workers to discharge, dump, or level materials.
    • Inspect product load for accuracy and safely move it around the warehouse or facility to ensure timely and complete delivery.
    • Weigh materials or products and record weight or other production data on tags or labels.
    • Perform routine maintenance on vehicles or auxiliary equipment, such as cleaning, lubricating, recharging batteries, fueling, or replacing liquefied-gas tank.
    • Operate or tend automatic stacking, loading, packaging, or cutting machines.
    • Turn valves and open chutes to dump, spray, or release materials from dump cars or storage bins into hoppers.

    Skills

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Far Vision

      The ability to see details at a distance.

    Knowledge

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 37700/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 18.13/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 30,810
    • Yearly Projected Openings 3,680

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Self Control
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation

    Tools

    • Lifts
    • Forklifts
    • Forklift or elevator accessories or supplies
    • Cargo trucks
    • Cargo handling equipment

    Technology

    • Office suite software
    • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
    • Inventory management software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Computer aided design CAD software

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