Forklift Operator

United States of America
09 December 2019

Our purpose is simple and compelling: To release the natural power of stone to enrich modern living.

ROCKWOOL products save energy and water and reduce CO2 emissions, protect buildings from the spread of fire; reduce waste; improve acoustic comfort, building performance and aesthetics; and enhance Precision Growing, thereby improving the efficiency of fresh food production.

While the stone we use may be millions of years old, what we do with it is cutting-edge. Every day, ROCKWOOL colleagues are developing and applying new technologies to release yet more potential of stone wool to enrich modern life.

Would you also be proud to enrich society like we do? Apply now to join us as we improve modern living conditions for millions of people worldwide.

Job Description


The ROCKWOOL Group’s main business area is building insulation, providing thermal comfort along with fire safety and acoustical comfort for all types of buildings.

This is the role:

The Forklift Operator operates equipment in an effective and efficient manner according to company standards, specifications and policies to produce quality mineral fibre ceiling tile products within the company’s parameters of quality, material efficiency, and time efficiency.   

Main tasks:

  • Safely operates forklift to move raw materials, semi-finished and finished product efficiently and without damage to products or packaging.
  • Operates Feeding Section with appropriate materials, ensuring batch documentations.
  • Assists in operating Splitting Saw, Turning Device, Sanding, Shrink Machine and Heating Tunnel.
  • Ensures accurate and quality-minded packaging, including boxes and pallets.
  • Documents all waste product with proper waste designations as well as correct counts for all waste.
  • Informs production supervisor/production lead of all recurring waste issues or patterns as soon as possible in order to ensure that the issue is resolved in a timely manner.
  • Communicates quality defects that relate to specific machine groups to the machine group operators to ensure timely corrections are made.
  • Packages product into correct boxes with correct quantity according to product packaging specifications.
  • Understands, follows and trains other on company policies and procedures, including SOPs.
  • Troubleshoots equipment and acts as first line of defence for mechanical issues, working in conjunction with the Maintenance Department for resolution to additional mechanical issues.
  • Takes appropriate safety measures including LOTO and promotes a safety-minded culture.
  • Contributes to, implements and adheres to ROPEX models of efficiency.
  • Maintains a clean and tidy control area and cleans devices and machinery after each production run.

This is what you offer:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) and/or ACT WorkKeys preferred.
  • High mechanical aptitude with experience in set up and troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Personal drive and commitment to continuous improvement and ROPEX standards.
  • The ability to read and understand written instructions and product specifications.
  • Must be able to consistency stand/walk on concrete floors for 8 or more hours per shift.
  • Must be able to work in high temperatures, in excess of 100 degrees Farenheit.
  • Must have good peripheral vision with the ability to detect aesthetic quality non conformities.
  • Some lifting, bending, stooping, walking up/down stairs, fast pace walking.

This is what we offer:

Join a rapidly growing stable organization that offers a range of career development opportunities with a comprehensive salary and benefits package. ROCKWOOL is an accessible employer.


If you recognize yourself in this opportunity, please apply, sending an English version of your resume and cover letter.         


At the ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who comes into contact with our solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding. Our range of products reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, while supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint.

Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis of all our businesses. With approx. 10,500 passionate colleagues in 38 countries, we are the world leader in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibres for industrial use to insulation for the process industry and marine & offshore. We encourage you to join our team!


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