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Forklift Operator


Optimized Process Designs, LLC (OPD) is an engineering/construction company headquartered in Katy, TX with an expertise in the natural gas, natural gas liquids, and petrochemical industries. OPD is part of the larger Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) organization which provides a variety of capabilities across many industries. Originally incorporated in 1980, OPD has developed a strong reputation for honesty, integrity, and ability to successfully execute projects. OPD has a key advantage in being able to supply construction services as well as engineering/procurement. This enables clients to have a ''one stop shop'' for the overall project, providing increased efficiency and avoiding potential interface problems. OPD's industry experience, flexibility, and personal attention have made us a preferred partner to our customers and our tight knit, highly productive, team atmosphere makes OPD a great place to work.

What You Will Do In Your Role

The jobsite located in Baytown, TX has an opening for a Forklift Operator.

Some core responsibilities for a forklift operator include: 

  • Operate an extended reach forklift to transport materials within the jobsite
  • Transport pallets, boxes, pipe, any other large objects etc. within the jobsite
  • Interpret hand signals to determine where materials should be placed
  • Unloading materials shipments when they arrive at the jobsite and stage in designated areas


We expect all field employees to: 

  • Actively participate in a strong safety culture
  • Recognize safety hazards and risks
  • Participate in onsite safety meetings
  • Follow OPD and client safety policies and procedures
  • Be aware of changing conditions on an active jobsite
  • Be on time to the jobsite each day ready for work
  • Display a positive attitude and be able to work in a team environment 

Some physical demands of being a Forklift Operator include: 

  • Capable of working in outdoor weather and environmental conditions including extreme heat and humidity, extreme cold, and high elevations.
  • Lifting and carrying awkward objects up to 60 lbs
  • Standing for extended periods of time up to 11 hours per day. Breaks are given in 2.5 hour intervals
  • Moving the entire body. Considerable use of arms, legs, climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, crawling, twisting, reaching, and bending on a regular basis. 
  • Must have good hand-eye coordination
  • Use hands to handle, control, and feel objects and/or tools.

The Experience You Will Bring


  • At least 1.5 years of experience as a forklift operator
  • Travel is a must with extended periods away from home in remote areas at times.
  • Must be able to work in extreme heat, humidity, and cold conditions
  • Must be able and willing to attend mandatory safety meetings
  • Must be able and willing to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to work shifts up to 12 hours per day and 7 days per week
  • Must be able to meet basic physical requirements
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Three years of experience as a forklift operator
  • Proficient in driving other large equipment such as skid steer, tractor, track hoe, back hoe, or excavator.
  • Previous experience in oil and gas construction

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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