Forklift Operator (Stand Up Cherry Picker) Job at adidas, Wilkes Barre, PA

  • adidas
  • Wilkes Barre, PA

Job Description

Potential Shifts and Pay Rates:


Day Shift : Pay rate: $21.50/hr

- Back Half Days, Wed-Sat: 6am to 4:30pm (40 hours/week)

Night Shift: Pay rate : $21.50/hr

- Front Half Nights, Sun-Wed, 6 pm to 4:30 am (40 hours/week) + $1.50 shift differential

- Back Half Nights, Thurs-Sat 5pm to 5am (36 hours/week)+ $2.50 shift differential


Our attractive benefits package include:

  • Health, vision, dental, Rx benefits
  • Up to 160 hours FTO per year
  • 401K matching program
  • Holiday pay
  • 50% off discount



  • Safely operate any assigned powered industrial trucks (PIT) such as forklifts, stand up order picker/ cherry picker as well as other powered equipment to move product around the distribution center. Accurately process orders in and out of the distribution center.


Key Responsibilities

  • Utilize powered equipment, pick and put away product efficiently and accurately, as assigned by supervisor
  • Utilize computerized warehouse management systems (WMS) and radio frequency (RF) scanners to process all barcoded products
  • Identify and communicate exceptions to the leadership team
  • Follow all standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Accurately record production by task and complete any necessary paperwork
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Flexibility to train and work in multiple areas
  • Identify, report, and follow up on any property damage or safety concerns
  • Work safely and maintain a clean work environment
  • Participate in Lean Six Sigma activities
  • Other duties as assigned


Key Relationships

  • Leadership team
  • Other internal departments


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to attain an adidas certification to safely operate any assigned powered equipment, including but not limited to: order picker, turret truck, reach truck, powered pallet jack and sit-down forklift
  • Basic math skills


Essential Physical Functions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:
  • regularly required to talk or hear; sit, stand or walk; use fingers, hands, arms and feet to feel, handle, grip, grasp, lift, operate, push and pull for up to twelve (12) hours/day
  • able to work safely at high levels, upwards of forty (40) feet
  • able to work in a warehouse environment with varying temperatures
  • able to reliably attend work/scheduled hours
  • required to safely operate power industrial equipment as noted above
  • occasionally required to sit; bending, twisting, climb or balance; lift and carry items such as boxes weighing up to fifty (50) pounds; and stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Required to speak, read, write, and comprehend the English language
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as required
  • Previous experience (6 months) operating a forklift, Stand-up Order Picker/Cherry Picker
  • Though our teammates hail from all corners of the world, our working language is English. 
  • Diversity and Inclusion at adidas means championing individual uniqueness and cultivating a culture of belonging in which everyone can create at their best. We embrace DIVERSE backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and seek to create a workforce that REFLECTS our consumers and communities.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Shift work, Night shift, Weekend work, Day shift,

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