Forklift Operator in Houston, TX at The HEICO Companies, LLC

Date Posted: 5/26/2023

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    Houston, TX
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Job Description

 National Strand

Full-Time Forklift Operator

We are hiring! Come be a part of an amazing team!

"We provide the support you need to achieve your goals and advance your career."

Please take note that National Strand will be relocating to 3959 Oscar Nelson Junior Drive in Baytown, Texas, 77523. Up until the transition is complete, all training and work assignments will be carried out in 12611 Cain Circle, Houston, Texas 77015.

The Company

National Strand is part of the Metals Processing Group which produces steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries and is wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries.

At National Strand, we believe in teamwork and collaboration. It’s in our culture and our DNA. You can count on us to provide a workplace that is welcoming and supportive and an environment where you can learn and grow professionally. Simply put, National Strand is the place you can call home.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Transports wire, stands, spools, and other materials as needed to various locations within the mill, and limited areas in the yard with a forklift.
  • Coordinates activities with production machine operators to ensure that raw materials arrive when required and the finished product is removed from the various production areas in an efficient manner.
  • Operate a forklift and other machinery in a safe responsible manner.
  • Loading and Unloading trucks.
  • Maintain good standards of housekeeping in the general work area and observe and comply with all safety rules and regulations.
  • Weigh finished products and move them to respective departments or staging areas.
  • Maintain organization of stock and assist in inventory preparation.
  • Maintain proper quality specifications as per Quality Assurance guidelines.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • High School or Equivalent
  • Must be 18 years or older due to work environment and labor laws.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background, drug/alcohol, and physical screenings.
  • Must be able to understand various tags and labels used in the plant.
  • Must be able to read and understand production schedule and production cards.
  • Must be able to use a bar code reader.
  • Must be able to work independently, as a team, and be able to work with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to think strategically and problem solve.
  • Must be able to work inside and outside in all kinds of weather conditions.
  • Forklift/Material Handling experience – at least one year’s experience
  • Some computer knowledge – to use scale.
  • Available to work overtime.
  • Authorized to work for any employer in the United States of America

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work outside in all kinds of weather conditions, and in a dusty environment around metals.
  • Sight – hand and eye coordination, and depth perception needed to operate a forklift.
  • Hearing – must be able to hear others and warning sounds of forklifts and other heavy machinery.
  • Speech – must be able to communicate effectively with others while working.
  • Must be able to stand, bend, kneel, and lift for long periods – frequent to constant.
  • Must be able to squat, stoop, twist, climb, crawl, reach, grasp, and fine manipulation, operate foot controls, and work above shoulders occasionally to constant.
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to operate a forklift, pallet jack, and overhead crane.


At National Strand, we are always looking to connect with talented, career-minded professionals. Come to National Strand and your talents will be rewarded with an exceptional compensation package. We offer highly competitive pay to start. In addition, we provide excellent benefits that include medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as life and/or disability insurance. We also provide other benefits employees desire including a 401K retirement savings program, educational assistance, paid vacation and holidays, sick time and educational assistance.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Employer-Paid Disability
  • Pet Coverage