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Forklift Driver

Also known as Fork Truck Operator, Forklift Operator.

Operates a forklift to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • operating controls to align forklifts and raise and lower forks to stack and unstack items in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
  • operating forklifts which run on rails or use electronic guidance systems to control movements in narrow aisles
  • transporting goods to designated areas in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
  • ensuring goods are stored in correct areas so that they can be easily located when orders are made up
  • monitoring equipment operation visually through gauges and instruments and through computerised monitoring equipment
  • inspecting and controlling equipment to identify wear and damage
  • servicing and performing minor repairs and adjustments to forklifts
Specialisations
  • Reach Truck Operator
Job prospects for Forklift Drivers in Victoria

Occupation in the Forklift Drivers group include Forklift Driver

Employment prospects
There are currently 18,000 Forklift Drivers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$978.00

Hourly earnings
$26.20

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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