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Careers at Bacardi

Forklift Operator 2nd & 3rd Shift

Job Name

Forklift Operator 2nd & 3rd Shift


United States of America


Jacksonville, FL


Supply Chain & Logistics

Reporting Line:

Warehouse Supervisor

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Daniela Duran Chaves

About the role

What does a Forklift Operator do?

Responsible for safely operating forklifts and spotter trucks to move, load, and unload finished goods, materials, and trailers. Operator must maintain supply and retrieval of finished goods and materials to and from the trailers, while accurately receiving and releasing finished goods and materials into inventory.

About You
  • Participate in and support the BBC Business Continuity Plan
  • Adhere to all environmental, health, and safety guidelines and regulations.
  • Promote and support the Bacardi Corporate Quality Policy
  • Promote and support the Bacardi Corporate Social Responsibility Program


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Safely operates forklifts with various attachments to unload/load materials, equipment, merchandise or supplies from trailers or other vehicles.
  • Accurately pull piece and full pallets for loading of finished goods from the tax paid warehouse and the Foreign Trade Zone.
  • Perform daily inspections of forklifts and other devices to ensure safe operation and report any problems promptly.
  • Identify and correct or report all nonconforming quality material and finished goods issues.
  • Set aside all quality requests for quality inspection and report any noticeable defects to the Quality Assurance Coordinator for his review.
  • Relocate and organize materials and finished goods in the warehouse as needed.
  • Ensures a clean and organized work environment in conjunction with the company’s housekeeping standards.
  • Perform validations of all loads upon completion by validating pallet count, trailer and seal identification accuracy.
  • Actively participates and is engaged in safety initiatives, problem solving, Lean, and continuous improvement. 
  • Ensure all safety procedures and standard operating procedures (SOP) are accurately followed and documented.
  • Prepare for and accurately perform physical inventories and cycle counts of finished goods and copacker materials as needed.
  • Move trailers using spotter truck as needed.
  • Utilize battery changing station for industrial forklift operation.
  • Ability to work any shift and/or overtime as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Must possess strong mathematical, reading and comprehension skills.
  • Exhibit good communication, documentation, and organization skill.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must demonstrate dependability and timeliness.  
  • Must possess strong mechanical aptitude, and ability to perform autonomous maintenance.
  • Must be self-motivated and proactive.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and work well in a team environment.
  • Must possess strong problem solving and trouble-shooting skills. 
  • Ability to work in a fast- paced production environment.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list. 

U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.