Forklift Driver

OR - Portland

Posting Date


Report to


FLSA Status

Hourly, Non-exempt

Business Unit

Steel Pressure Pipe

Close Date

Open until filled

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Forklift Driver to join our Northwest Pipe team in Portland, OR.

We Offer
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety
Our Values
  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job

Under ongoing supervision, forklift operators safely operate and manage industrial vehicles to load, unload and move materials within the facility.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Safely and efficiently, operate the forklift.
  • Transport pipe, raw materials, and/or coils to different production workstations.
  • Load and unload pipe or other materials from and into railroad cars or trucks.
  • Identify and report any unsafe working conditions or equipment.
  • Perform routing pre and post inspections of equipment.
  • Inspect industrial equipment to determine the need for repairs and/or maintenance.
  • Follows all OSHA safety requirements, work rules and instructions, ISO procedures, job safety analysis (JSAs) and company policies and promotes a safe culture.
  • Regular, reliable, and predictable attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the lead or supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to obtain and maintain forklift certification.
  • Ability to safely operate and control industrial equipment.
  • Ability to communicate on the radio and in working with others.
  • Ability to read preventive maintenance sheets and instructions manuals.
  • Ability to read pipe numbers and other markings, including fractions, and tape measure.
  • Must be able to operate large industrial forklift, skip loader/grader equipment safely.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience operating large industrial equipment preferred.
  • One to two years’ experience in a heavy manufacturing environment preferred.


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

Sounds Like You?

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