Prosperity, South Carolina


Forklift Operator - Lumber


Are you looking for a career and not just a job? Does working in a positive, team-oriented environment motivate you? If so, check out what we have to offer! Georgia-Pacific in Prosperity, SC has an immediate need for Forklift Operators to work in a variety of departments within the mill. This facility offers promotional and overtime opportunities.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Safely operate a forklift in transportation of wood products
  • Comply with environmental requirements
  • Work as a team to meet safety, production, and quality goals
  • Contribute to a team environment by cross training and filling in for other operators during absences and breaks
  • Perform housekeeping functions to aid in keeping machinery functioning properly, reducing hazards, and maintaining the appearance of the plant
  • Complete and maintaining all daily inspections and downtime reports
  • Push/pull/lift 50lbs multiple times a shift (anywhere from 50-100 times)
  • Work cooperatively and productively with supervisors, co-workers, and other associates to complete tasks
  • Troubleshoot problems with proven results that make a positive impact to the business
  • Work any shift, holidays, weekends and overtime as necessary
  • Maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations, to include safety equipment, i.e.: safety glasses, hearing protection, steel toed boots and other PPE as required by specific job
  • Work in a sometimes hot, cold, dusty and noisy industrial environment
  • Obtain a mobile equipment license and operate mobile equipment
  • Perform tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing, and/or pulling for up to 12 hours

The Experience You Will Bring


  • High school diploma or GED
  • OR At least 6 months of experience operating a forklift in an industrial/manufacturing, industrial, construction, farming or warehouse environment

What Will Put You Ahead

  • One (1) year or more of experience driving a 10 - 30K lb. forklift within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Forklift Certification
  • Computer skills 
  • Work experience in a wood products manufacturing environment

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience. Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:


Prosperity, South Carolina

Koch companies have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employ about 60,000 people. They have invested about $45 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures since 2003 to make life better around the world by efficiently converting resources into products and services that people depend on every day.

Our major industries include refining, chemicals and biofuels; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; minerals; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching.

Since 1960, the value of the Standard & Poor's 500 grew 100-fold (assuming the reinvestment of dividends). During that same period, the value of Koch Industries grew nearly 3,500-fold (using the same assumptions). The growth of Koch companies has been achieved both through acquisitions and through expansion and broadening of existing businesses. Contributing to the company’s continued growth is the shareholders’ long-time policy of reinvesting 90 percent of earnings.

We have long been committed to creating real, sustainable value for all of society. For decades, Koch companies have supported education and social progress. These philanthropic efforts include support for educational institutions, foundations and programs that study and promote market-based solutions to societal challenge. Koch also works to protect, conserve and enhance natural resources; Koch companies around the world have earned more than 550 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation and customer service since January 2009.

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