Forklift Operator

Location US-LA-Lafayette
Job ID
Discipline or Craft
Trade & Craft

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting a Forklift Operator to join our team in Ville Platte, LA.  


Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required.


  • Operates rough terrain or standard forklift, move and set materials and equipment in a safe and productive manner.
  • May also be assigned to operate other equipment such as, backhoe, bulldozer, front-end loader. If properly qualified to do so.
  • Must have the ability to manipulate equipment on unlevel working surface.


Skills / Qualifications

  • Observes load set up and stability to determine safest manner in which to move load.
  • Manipulates forklift controls to regulate speed and direction of forklift and hoist movement according to written, verbal or signal instructions.
  • Cleans and maintains forklift and hoisting mechanisms.
  • Inspects forklift for defective parts, documents and notifies the equipment foreman or supervisor of any defects or malfunctions.
  • Loads, transports and unloads materials, tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Performs minor maintenance or cleaning activities on tools and equipment
  • Inspects rigging and related equipment and utilizes equipment in a safe manner according to standards and policy.
  • Required to understand and interpret load charts.     
  • Use effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be capable of listening and communicating with other supervision and employees.
  • Be motivated and work safely and productively.
  • Understand and respond accordingly to all safety alerts, warnings, hazards, etc.


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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