Material Handler/Forklift Operator

3rd Shift (Coon Rapids)–9:00 p.m.-7:05 a.m., Four Ten-hour days, Monday through Thursday

Pay and Benefits

  • $15 per hour. 40+ hours/week.
  • If you have previous related material handling, warehouse, and/or forklift operator experience, you may be eligible for a higher starting rate.
  • Eligible for medical, dental, 401k and more and PTO.
  • Safety equipment provided

Job Duties

  • Operates forklift to move and deliver wood material within and around the warehouse in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Loads and unloads processing machinery
  • Maintains levels of materials required for production.
  • May use hands to handle, inspect, band and or package the raw and finished parts
  • Uses a computer to enter material transactions and may assist in inventory and cycle counts.
  • Follow company policies and manufacturing processes to include safety regulations, quality procedures, work instructions and documentation requirements.
  • Be willing and able to fill in and assist in all areas of the warehouse
  • Supports continuous improvement by providing feedback on ways to improve products, processes, standards, etc


  • Previous material handling/forklift operator experience in a warehouse environment required.
  • Valid and current forklift certification, or able to attain certification
  • Previous experience working with computer-based inventory control systems/ERP systems
  • Comfortable working in a manufacturing environment, working with wood products and machinery
  • Commitment to demonstrating safe work practices
  • Reliable and punctual to work scheduled shifts, and maintain good attendance
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal
  • Able to read and interpret documents, such as safety procedures, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and technical specifications

About working for Lexington Manufacturing

Lexington is a highly successful family owned business that emphasizes our values of Safety, Honesty, People Involvement, Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement. People that work for Lexington say they love the family-like atmosphere and our focused approach to work/family balance. We like to be successful and we like to have fun. Lexington is highly respected by our customers as a responsive and very reliable supplier. Our people take pride in maintaining our good reputation.

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Beliefs & Philosophies

“Building Relationships, Creating Solutions, Delivering Value.”

Lexington Manufacturing is dedicated to providing our customers with innovative, market-leading products that are delivered with integrity and value. Our commitment to service and quality is proven — by providing innovative solutions, quality products and short lead times since our company was founded in 1981.

Lexington is fully dedicated to the safe work practices of our associates and visitors alike. We firmly believe that everyone’s safety is essential. With this belief we will work under safe conditions and forever seek continuous improvement practices.

Lexington management is committed to operating its business in a manner which reflects the highest levels of personal and professional ethics. We treat coworkers, customers, and suppliers with respect, fairness and honesty.

Lexington is committed to the fact that our customer relationships are the cornerstone of our future. It is absolutely necessary to understand our customers need for product quality and service. Once a commitment is made to a customer, every effort must be made to fulfill that obligation.

We believe that through the application of lean methods and progressive management of our people, technological, and financial resources we will achieve continuous improvement of our service for our customers, long term security for our employees, and continued growth and profitability for our company.

We believe that employees are Lexington’s most important resource. Employees should take an active part in setting their own goals, carefully balancing family and work commitments. Employees’ participation on productivity teams lends to an environment that fosters change, creates opportunity for growth and encourages teamwork and employee involvement.

We believe in a minimum number of management levels and that responsibility should be pushed down as far into the organization as possible. Simple, efficient systems and company wide open communication will promote good morale and support the company vision.