Forklift Operators

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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northern Stateline, Northwest, Career Cluster
Forklift Operators

Forklift Operators - Skills and Abilities

Forklift operators need to:

Reason and Problem Solve

  • Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.

Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Things

  • Manage the time of self and others.

Work with People

  • Change behavior in relation to others’ actions.

Work with Things

  • Operate and control equipment.
  • Watch gauges, dials, and output to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Maintain equipment on a routine basis. Determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Perceive and Visualize

  • Know one's location in a physical setting and recognize where other objects are located in relation to oneself.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.