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Forklift Operator

Publix Associate

It can be quite the challenge to maintain an orderly environment while moving product into Publix’s warehouses. Our Forklift Operators are the master organizers behind this task.

How to Apply


  • Maneuvers powered industrial equipment to move cases and pallets into their assigned slots, both at ground level and overhead, in our warehouses.
  • Rotates inventory so that the most dated inventory is used first.
  • Helps maintain a clean warehouse by sweeping out empty storage slots.
  • Fills in for Warehouse Selectors as business needs demand.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age (at least 19 years of age in Alabama).
  • Experience as a forklift operator preferred.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Ability to obtain certification in pallet truck and forklift operations.
  • Ability to lift and carry product weighing up to 85 pounds (may vary depending on warehouse location).
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Successful completion of a Key Performance Indicator survey.

How to Apply

Publix frequently promotes and/or transfers associates to fill positions from within, but opportunities may arise for outside candidates.

Interested in this position? Try our Job Matching tool to see if you may be a match.*

Ready to start your job search today? Visit the Publix Job Center to see our current openings. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted by email to set up an interview, and possibly further testing depending on the position.

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*Please note that having a match through our Job Matching tool does not guarantee you will be contacted when a position becomes available.