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Forklift Operator / Hosteler / Warehouse Associate

This job position is located in: Kent, WA

Seattle-Tacoma Box Company is located in Kent, WA. We are a family-owned company, 6 generations strong for over 132 years under the same family management. Currently, Seattle-Tacoma Box supports assembly operations and warehouses in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, New Hampshire, and Arizona. The company specializes in the manufacturing of corrugated, plastic, and wooden packaging used throughout the food industry.

The Kent, WA corporate headquarters of Seattle Tacoma Box is currently looking to add a Forklift Operator/Hosteler/Warehouse Associate to our team.


  • Operate powered industrial trucks to load and unload materials and deliveries and move them to and from machines, storage areas and loading docks, trucks and/or storage facilities. Hosteling strongly desired (CDL required)..
  • Essential duties and responsibilities
  • Obtains copy of production schedule or shipping order and transports material or equipment to and from designated areas in the facility
  • Loading and unloading goods from vehicles such as trucks
  • Moving goods packed on pallets or in crates around the storage facility
  • Stacking goods in the correct storage bays, following inventory control instructions
  • Checking to make sure loads are secure
  • Stacking empty pallets
  • Performing daily equipment checks
  • Removing machine attachments and waste material from machines
  • Examining products to verify conformance to quality standards
  • Occasional truck driving/moving of trailers in yard (hosteling)
  • High School diploma or equivalent (recommended)
  • Good math, language and reading skills; basic computer skills required
  • High degree of attention required to prevent injury to others; promote a safe work environment
  • Follow instructions for operating equipment and keeping records
  • Execute assignments in an accurate, timely and safe manner
  • Maintain a clean & safe environment
  • Clean driving record and a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license may be required
  • Forklift certification per OSHA standards (highly recommended)
  • Familiarity with warehouse management system software
  • Regularly sitting on a powered industrial truck
  • Frequently lift up to 50 pounds and adjust body position to bend, stoop, stand, walk, turn, pivot, and stand for long periods of time
  • Able to maintain balance while lifting, pushing and/or pulling
  • Having good eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Ability to assess weights and judge distances and heights
  • Ability to work in varying temperatures, depending upon season


Seattle-Tacoma Box and its subsidiaries support a drug free workplace. Applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 – $20.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
Temperature checks: required at the beginning of every work shift.
Face Coverings: required when working in close proximity to other employees.
Additional sanitation measures are in place to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our employees.


  • Forklift: 2 years (Required)
  • Hosteling: 1 year (Required)


  • Forklift Certification (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Job Duties:

  • Load and unload trucks
  • Move and stack materials
  • Keep production lines supplied with empty containers and packaging materials as needed
  • Spot tractor trailers
  • Rotate floor stock
  • General housekeeping duties in the warehouse or production area and duties as assigned
  • Follow current good warehousing practice
  • Use common warehouse management software
  • Receive/process shipments
  • Perform proper forklift inspections and follow forklift operating guidelines and procedures

Equipment Used:

  • Forklift

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Company’s website:

  • www.seattlebox.com

Company’s Facebook page:

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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