Forklift Driver
St. Paul, MN  / Saint Paul, MN  / Cottage Grove, MN 
Posted Today
Job Description
Our client a manufacturer of paper packaging solutions in Cottage Grove, MN is seeking to hire both 2nd shift and 3rd shift Forklift Drivers. These are direct hire roles complete with a benefits package that includes medical, dental, PTO, 401-k, profit sharing, paid training program, and a Pay for Skills Program to increase your hourly pay rate.

We are seeking a motivated and reliable individuals that are interested in a long-term career inside the world of corrugated manufacturing. This is a brand-new facility that opened up less than a year ago, and you will be working alongside a team of 50+ employees under the following logistics…

Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Pay – $16.00/hour ($15.50/hour plus an additional $.50/hour for shift differential) plus full benefits
  • Profit Sharing Program: All employees are eligible for monthly bonuses based on attendance and meeting company goals for production and efficiency.
  • Pay for Skills Program: All employees will have the ability to cross train and earn 9 different Certifications inside the plant that will increase your hourly pay rate. Each certification will increase your hourly pay rate anywhere from $.40 cents to a $1.00/hour depending on the Certification you obtain. We have employees that started at $15.50/hour and in their first year are now making over $18.50/hour because they took advantage of this cross-training Pay for Skills program.

Shift Hours:
2nd Shift: 4:00pm - Midnight
3rd Shift: Midnight - 8:00am (You will have the flexibility to train on 1st or 2nd shift for 4-6 weeks before moving over to 3rd shift)
You are paid during the entire training program which will last 4-6 weeks. For 3rd shift positions, you can train on either 1st or 2nd shift before being moved over to your 3rd shift role. Overtime will exist depending on workflow so all candidates must be willing to work some OT.

Job Responsibilities: Forklift Driver
  • At the beginning of the shift. Meet with crew to discuss upcoming shift and other topics related to work performance.
  • Shipping loader will focus on using forklift to load product into trailers. Making sure all units are scanned to trailer, each load is stable and trailer space is maximized.
  • Loaders will keep up with pace of machine/conveyors.
  • Shipping loader will stage units when necessary. Making sure all units are staged and scanned to proper location.
  • Responsible for stacking Units neatly and safely in designated storage areas.
  • Vehicles will be driven responsibly and under control always.
  • When needed, help the dry end correct mistakes in tagging.
  • When needed on the dry end to help keep the line moving, pick up messes, help with rework.

  • 1+ years of Forklift Driving experience in a warehouse, shipping or manufacturing setting.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced manufacturing setting
  • Enjoys working within a team setting


Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
2nd & 3rd
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
Email this Job to Yourself or a Friend
Indicates required fields