Industrial Forklift Operator

CA - Adelanto

Posting Date


Report to


FLSA Status

Hourly, Non-exempt

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 Industrial Forklift Operator to join our Northwest Pipe team in Adelanto, CA.

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

The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating a heavy industrial forklift to locate, load, unload, and move large welded steel pipe plates of steel and coil for production and shipping and receiving. 

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Load and unload welded steel pipe, steel plates and steel coils.
  • Move loads around the yard where instructed.
  • Operate skip loader/grader to maintain roads, fluff berms, load sand, pick up trash, clean pits.
  • Assist with organizing and cleaning the yard.
  • Inspect forklift daily for safety and mechanical deficiencies.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on forklift.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Must have ability to maintain forklift certification.
  • Must be able to operate large industrial forklift (36,000 lbs or bigger), skip loader/grader equipment safely.
  • Ability to use hand held radios for communicating.
  • Reading gauges and watching guides.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum two years experience in a heavy manufacturing environment.
  • Experience operating large industrial forklifts, skip loaders/graders.



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?

Click the link below to apply online.