Freight Loader II

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Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: Sylmar, CA, US, 91342

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.

DFR is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.

DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.

Job Summary:

Loaders work in the warehouse, prepping outgoing shipments and receiving incoming/outgoing goods by loading and unloading trucks, moving material, and shipping containers within or near the worksite. A Forklift Operator who is responsible for moving goods around warehouse sites. Using a forklift to unload deliveries from trucks and stack boxes for storage purposes throughout a warehouse and other manufacturing property.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Ability to read work orders or follow oral instructions to ascertain material or containers to be moved. Including open containers.
  • Ability to load and unload materials with hand dollies, pallet jacks, forklifts, and/or by hand.
  • Loads materials into trailers and installs strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit.
  • Conveys materials from storage or work sites to designated areas.
  • Secures lifting attachments to materials and conveys load to destination.
  • Ability to attach proper ID tags/labels to materials and/or mark information on cases, bales or other containers.
  • Loads trucks for Industrial Truck Operator.
  • Stacks, assembles, and bands bundles together.
  • Operates forklift to assist in loading or moving materials and products.


Key Competencies:

  • One of three years of experience required related experience and/or training in

operating multi-forklift types.

  • Valid fork-lifting certificate in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.178, to operate Lift Equipment.
  • Lift Equipment (up to 100 lbs.) - Any electric, propane, diesel, or gasoline-powered equipment used for material handling purposes, including forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, electric pallet jacks, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.)


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent experience.
  • One of three months of related experience and/or training. Or the equivalent of education and experience. One of three years of experience is required.


Physical Requirements:

(The physical demands and work environment 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 essential functions.)

  • Required to handle lifting/moving of various objects weighing up to 50 lbs. up to 12 hours per day.
  • While operating company equipment. Is frequently required to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 50 lbs. with assistance; required to maintain body balance while ascending or descending the forklift, and to maintain body equilibrium while bending at the waist or at the knees. Ascending and/or descending from the forklift throughout the shift up to 10 hours per day.
  • While performing the job’s essential functions, the employee will be required to occasionally talk, hear, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, balance, crouch, and crawl and climb stairs and ramps up to 10 hours per day.
  • Required to stand for extended periods of time up to 12 hours per day.
  • Required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with arms; and climb and/or balance, up to 50% of the day in a 12-hour workday.
  • Required to have close, distant, and peripheral vision for up to 12 hours per day. Along with depth perception.

Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment 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 essential functions.)

  • Manufacturing Environment – safety gear such as boots, glasses, and earplugs will be required and provided.
  • Exposure to disagreeable elements is limited.
  • Able to work extended hours, night shifts, and on weekends when required.
  • Ability to move about in office, warehouse, and manufacturing facilities.
  • Requires frequent travel between local (within 50 miles) facilities.
  • Typically works in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone, and other office equipment as needed to perform duties.
  • The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office and may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the workday.


The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely without endangering the health or safety of self or others.

Work Arrangement : Onsite  

Salary Range : $18.00   - $19.50  

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.                                             

Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact for assistance with an accommodation. Kindly specify Job Requisition Number / Job Title and Location in response.

Job Function : Manufacturing & Operations

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Power Systems, Warehouse, Forklift, Logistics, Supply Chain, Energy, Manufacturing, Operations

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