Forklift Operator Job Description

SUMMARY: The Forklift Operator is responsible for daily inspection, maintenance, launching and recovering vessels. This position reports to the Dockmaster and Director of Marina Operations.


· Operate the marina forklifts

· Daily inspection on all marina equipment

· Launch and haul customer boats

· Load and unload new boats from transport trailers

· Load and adjust boat trailers

· Move boats to and from launch area

· Secure boat to the docks

· Fuel boats and marina equipment as needed

· Aware and capable of preventing hazardous situations before they become critical

· Reports any hazards, problems, or complaints at the facility to Management and participates in the efficient resolution

· Always maintains a professional and positive demeanor on the premises

· Self-motivated and vigilant with attention to detail in handling equipment, boats, and assisting customers

· Ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures

· Must demonstrate a high regard for safety


· Ability to communicate in English with members/guests/employees to their understanding

· Ability to provide legible communication and directions

· Ability to understand member/guest inquiries and provide responses

· Ability to safely operate boats

· Ability to focus on member/guest needs

· Ability to prioritize, organize and make good judgments

· Ability to ensure security of property

· Ability to maintain confidentiality of member/guest information and pertinent marina data

· Ability to perform assignments with minimal supervision

· Ability to work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team

· Ability to remain calm and react quickly when confronted with several tasks at once

· Ability to work with other operating departments on property

· Maintain a positive and cooperative attitude, demeanor, and approach with guests and coworkers

· Other and additional duties as directed by Management



· Must pass forklift training and be qualified within 90 days of hire

· Strong marine background that includes experience with guests

· Ability to provide a high level of service and a memorable experience for our clientele

· Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays

· Capable of multi-tasking

· Professional appearance and demeanor

· Able to perform necessary maintenance functions to keep the marina equipment and operable

· Strong mechanical aptitude

· Able to work alone and as part of a team

· Knowledge about local waters and Emerald Coast Marine

· Good organizational skills

· Ability to communicate well with members, guests, and co-workers


While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to reach with arms and hands; bend and stoop; remain at post standing for extended periods of time; may be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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