Forklift Driver/Material Handler
Kohler Co.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Forklift Drive/Material Handler

The successful candidate will  operate material handling equipment, e.g. forklifts, to load, unload and support all functions of the Hattiesburg operation.  They will also be required to operate hand-held scanners and other related items to support the operation.  This function may include product shipment, receipt of raw materials from suppliers, staging parts at the assembly and machine shop operations.  Other duties include supporting line changeovers, cycle counting and other assigned tasks that relate to the position.


*Load/Unload all types of material in support of plant operations on a daily basis.  Utilization of forklifts or pallet jacks required.  Material includes, but not limited to Engines, Steel Pallets, Purchased Items, and Transfer Material from other Kohler sites, etc.

*Must verify part numbers, quantities, etc. of material incoming and outgoing.

*Must verify and confirm part numbers as they are delivered to the assembly and machining operations.

*Replenish production items to the assembly and machining operation throughout the shift.  Must monitor and replenish as required utilizing first in first out (FIFO) policies.

*Must understand the bill of material (BOM) - key sheets.

*Must provide parts to the assembly line during a changeover without line interruptions utilizing key sheets that identify the parts required.

*Utilizes hand-held scanners where required to track all engine movements. 

*As assigned process and dispose of scrap material as authorized.

*Perform daily or as required monitor forklift performance.  Identify daily or as required the forklift performance checklist.

*Must replace forklift battery as required.

*Maintain a safe environment that includes daily clean up of area and assigned forklift.

*Must be available to start before production start up and stay after assembly ends.  This time will be utilized in assembly set up or other assignments.

Education and Experience Requirements

-High school diploma or GED
-6 months Material Handling experience include forklift operation
-Physically capable of lifting material up to 35lbs throughout the shift

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.  So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.  

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.  We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.  If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact  Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .

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