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Company: Central Garden & Pet
Location: Chilton, WI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


We are growing and currently looking for a 2nd Shift Warehouse Forklift Operator. You will be responsible for accurately picking and preparing orders, unloading trucks, loading trucks, and moving material throughout the facility.  This position will also be responsible for some inventory functions including cycle counts. 

At Kaytee, you have the opportunity to work with products for birds, hamsters, rabbits and other small animals.  We offer a clean work environment with free uniforms, onsite fitness center and an onsite Health & Wellness clinic for employees and their families. Other benefits include full medical, dental and vision coverage, free life and disability insurance and a full 3% match on your 401k contributions, along with a yearly profit-sharing bonus. If you find your skills match the qualifications we are seeking below, we invite you to apply for this position!

  • Safely, accurately and efficiently operate forklift (sit-down/stand-up) and/or handcart.
  • Accurately complete RF scanner functions affecting inventory, and paperwork.
  • Move product to appropriate storage locations.
  • Load trucks (as assigned).
  • Unload trucks (as assigned).
  • Pick Orders (as assigned).
  • Ability to operate forklift throughout the facility safely.
  • Keeps work area clean and orderly.
  • Understand and support the goals and objectives of the department.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Responsible for reporting any Food Safety issues to authorized personnel for correction.
  • Previous forklift (sit-down/stand-up) or handcart experience (preferred).
  • Comfortable with the use of an RF Scanner (will train).
  • Must be able to perform basic math skills.
  • Must have the ability to lift/handle up to 30 lbs. on a frequent basis.
  • Must have the ability to lift/handle 31-60 lbs. on a moderate basis.
  • Ability to work safely and efficiently.
  • A Kaytee certification in forklift driving is required (will train).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others and work in a team environment.
  • Must have solid organizational skills.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.


  • Work is performed in a warehouse environment.
  • Warehouse temperatures can vary due to outside temperatures.
  • Hours of work will generally be during regular business hours (on each respective shift) and average at least 40 hours a week. 
  • There may be some variation in work hours due to overtime, special projects, deadlines, and other concerns.
At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries…one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at www.central.com to learn more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.



All successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

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