Snapshot

Forklift Drivers operate forklifts to move bulk materials, containers, crates, palletised goods, cartons and bales.

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Forklift Drivers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
61,600
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$985
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Slight growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • operating controls to align forklifts and raise and lower forks to stack and unstack items in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
  • operating forklifts which run on rails or use electronic guidance systems to control movements in narrow aisles
  • transporting goods to designated areas in warehouses, factories, timber yards and shipping terminals
  • ensuring goods are stored in correct areas so that they can be easily located when orders are made up
  • monitoring equipment operation visually through gauges and instruments and through computerised monitoring equipment
  • inspecting and controlling equipment to identify wear and damage
  • servicing and performing minor repairs and adjustments to forklifts
  • may operate specialised trucks to carry items beneath elevated frames

Job Titles

  • Forklift Driver

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Driving Operations

Other Careers In This Industry

Job Vacancies

  • Thu 16 Sep , 2021
  • Epping, Victoria
  • Warehousing and Business Traineeship

  • WPC Group
  • Have an interest in Warehousing? Are you a driven individual who excels in customer service? Would you like to take advantage of earning whilst you gain practical, on the job experience? Entry-level candidates who are interested in doing a Warehouse & Business Traineeship will be involved in store sales, stocking, warehousing and operations all while completing a Certificate III in Business. As an ideal applicant you will have management potential, genuine interpersonal and communicative skills - with a true willingness and aptitude to learn. The are several positions which are located both north and south of the river as well as in Albany, Esperance and Broome. What's in it for YOU? You'll enjoy earning while you learn and receive a nationally recognised qualification on completion. There is opportunity to progress within this business, who treats trainees as employees and values exceptional training.
  • Manufacturing, Transport & LogisticsStorepersons
  • Mon 13 Sep , 2021
  • Rockingham, Western Australia
  • Warehousing/ Logistics Traineeship

  • WPC Group
  • Have an interest in Warehousing? Are you a driven individual who excels in customer service? Would you like to take advantage of earning whilst you gain practical, on the job experience? Entry-level candidates who are interested in doing a Warehouse & Business Traineeship will be involved in store sales, stocking, warehousing and operations all while completing a Certificate III in Business. As an ideal applicant you will have management potential, genuine interpersonal and communicative skills - with a true willingness and aptitude to learn. The are several positions which are located both north and south of the river as well as in Albany, Esperance and Broome. What's in it for YOU? You'll enjoy earning while you learn and receive a nationally recognised qualification on completion. There is opportunity to progress within this business, who treats trainees as employees and values exceptional training.
  • Manufacturing, Transport & LogisticsStorepersons
  • Mon 13 Sep , 2021
  • Bibra Lake, Western Australia
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