CA JOBS: Clamp Truck Operator


The Clamp Truck Operator is responsible for operating industrial clamp truck to assist with the receiving, scanning, stacking, stocking, transporting, and delivery of all materials (with emphasis on paper rolls) throughout the facilities in a safe, accurate and efficient manner to meet warehouse and production demands.


  • Operate clamp forklift by moving levers, controls, hoists, and/or clamp attachment, to ensure timely and accurate receiving, scanning, stacking, stocking, transportation and delivery of materials.
  • Inspect product load for quality, damage, and ID of paper type to accuracy and safely move product around the warehouse or facility to ensure timely delivery.
  • Mechanically load or unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, trucks, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles. May require occasional manual loading or unloading of small items.
  • Position clamps under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, or boxes and secure material or products with shrink wrap, straps/bands or other securing devices for transport to designated areas.
  • Inspect product load and assure accurate count verification through weight check and recording legibly and accurately.  Perform verification that counts and load tags are accurate and correctly applied to pallets.
  • Move materials throughout work areas as required, using clamp truck horn at all times in blind spots or when pedestrians are walking near clamp truck.
  • Move and place pallets in required areas for production use.  Maintain adequate and accurate records to show pallet usage.
  • Assure quality application of packaging materials for final transport/shipping, making sure that all identification markings/tags are legible and properly placed on load.
  • Perform routine inspection/maintenance on clamp trucks auxiliary equipment (such as cleaning, lubricating, recharging batteries, fueling, or replacing liquefied-gas tank) and record data as necessary on required inspection documents.
  • Notify leads and Supervisors immediately for propane tank refuel, as only certified & trained personnel are allowed to change/refuel propane tanks.
  • Complete daily clamp truck inspection reports at start and end of shift.
  • Check press schedule, each press, and locators to verify paper type that is currently running on shift and/or prepare for subsequent shift.
  • Transport paper rolls to press areas to ensure paper rolls are available for production job requirements.
  • Remove and re-stock paper rolls that were not used (full and butt rolls, partial left over paper rolls of a full roll). Ensure butt roles have cores on both sides and are wrapped in plastic or paper cover and each roll has a barcode reflecting correct size.
  • Complete required paperwork and records (such as a Move Ticket, Move Sheet, Change of Paper form etc).
  • Communicate any discrepancies or problems to the Supervisor or Lead Clamp truck driver.
  • Communicate at shift change with next Clamp Truck operator and advise of any pertinent information regarding paper roll handling.
  • Utilize scanners for bar coded paper roll transportation to scan and reflect paper transferred in the system to maintain updated inventory.
  • Follow all company policies and procedures as specified in the departmental SOP’s and in the Employee Handbook.

The above list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.


Perform other duties as assigned

Assist in organizing Work-in-Process (WIP).


  • Forklift certification
  • 2+ Years forklift driving experience in a warehouse environment
  • High School Degree, GED, or equivalent, OR


  • 1+ Years clamp truck driving experience


Successful candidates for Clamp Truck Operator are dependable, have attention to detail in completing work tasks, able to perform tasks with little to no supervision, is cooperative with a positive attitude, is highly flexible and adaptable to the constantly changing work environment due to production needs, and maintains composure even while dealing with deadlines and requests. The Clamp Truck Operator must have the ability to time movements of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.  Must be able to watch the local work areas while watching gauges, dials, loads, or other indicators to make sure the load and lift are working properly, with the ability to adjust actions in relation to others’ actions. Must be able to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed, reporting to management.  Must have the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact position, and the ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting or standing; the ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures), including the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part. Must have the ability to see details at a distance.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: While performing duties of job, incumbent is frequently required to hear, sit for extended periods of time while driving clamp truck or other industrial trucks/accessories, to use hands, fingers, feet and general body to operate forklift equipment, to grasp, move or assemble objects, get into/out of the industrial truck, and to smell (for the purpose of detecting propane odors). Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds to lift, pull, push or carry objects, stand, walk, talk, stoop or climb.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus and determine speed of objects in motion.
  • Work Environment: This position requires work in a production environment. The production environment has a loud noise level and requires PPE (hearing protection), ambient temperatures are warmer in the summer and colder in the winter, and may have exposure to vapors, chemicals, dust, and odors. Hearing Protection PPE is required in working in production areas.  Other PPE may be required related to specific tasks.
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Trend Offset Printing, West Division
3791 Catalina Street
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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