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Job Title Full Time Warehouseman/ Stand up Forklift Operator
Location Santa Maria, CA
Department Warehouse
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Full-time, Night Shift, Weekends

About Lineage Logistics:

Lineage Logistics is a warehousing and logistics partner committed to delivering sophisticated, customized, and dependable cold chain solutions to leading food, retail, agriculture and distribution companies. We serve customers who put a premium on excellence and reliability to ensure our nation’s food supply is handled, stored and delivered safely and securely through the entire supply chain.

Your Career Starts Here!

Lineage is currently searching for Warehouseman/Stand up Forklift Operators to join our growing team!

As a Forklift Operator with Lineage, you will drive electric powered industrial trucks with lifting devices for Forklifts to move products, equipment, and materials. As the ideal candidate, you are comfortable learning and working with other machinery and material handling equipment as well.  This is a fast-paced active role in a busy distribution center.  Our success depends on your ability to work in a safe, accurate and timely manner.


Stocks items and selects ("picks") for filling customer orders;
-Reads and follows computerized work orders to determine quantities and types of products to be shipped.
-Identifies products requested through work order through reading, interpreting, and scanning pallet identification (PID) numbers; locates requested items in warehouse.
-Reads computers for pallet ID code of items to be stocked; processes and stocks items in the correct location within the warehouse.
-Changes over pallets for picking, visually inspects items for damages or flaws; documents and reports damages to supervisors or leads.
-Lifts carries and sets requested items in an organized fashion onto a pallet for shipping; aided through use of a forklift.
-Packs, seals or labels to prepare materials/pallets for shipping, using hand or power tools.
-Documents and verifies counts of picked items through handled computers; alerts supervisors/inventory control to the issue and awaits further directions for rectifying the problem.
-Helps other warehouse personnel at end of shift with putting away/organizing warehouse.

Unloads shipments and supplies from delivery trucks;
-Receives and counts stock items; records data manually or using computer.
-Verifies inventory computation by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies or adjust errors.
-Inspects temperatures of received items; documents if temperature does not meet requirements.
-Visually inspects shipment items for quality, including identifying errors or defects; may take pictures to provide to suppliers.
-Records shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
-Reports any inventory discrepancies (e.g., quantity or labeling issues) to supervisors or shipping clerk; legibly documents the incident on a written log.
-Packs items to be stocked on shelves in stockrooms warehouses.
-Marks stock items using identification tags, stamps, electric marketing tools or other labeling equipment.

Loads shipments and supplies to delivery trucks for disbursement.
-Verifies counts, recounts, and files appropriate paperwork.
-Evenly distributes weight throughout truck while on-boarding items.
-Ensures units are organized properly to reduce movement.

Works as a team with other warehouse personnel, leads, clerks and supervisors.
-Confers with supervisors upon arrival.
-Receives update pertaining to the previous day's/weeks activity.
-Remains informed of any issues that may arise on the coming shift.
-Stays aware of new projects/customers.
-Communicates with warehouse personnel, managers, and supervisors verbally about stocking/shipment needs and issues.
-Confers with supervisors and other warehouse personnel to initiate, plan and review work activities and to resolve production problems.
-Receives assignment(s) for the day from the office.
-May be designated to primarily selecting orders ("picking"), docking (in-bounding, out-bounding, or put-aways), or a combination of several roles.
-Receives oral and written instructions from supervisors, follows instructions.
-Trains new and seasonal employees, follows advice through training and mentorship programs.

Prepares and monitors tools, equipment, and products to observe safety and quality regulations.
-Prepares for shift through warm-up drills and stretches.
-Wears safety equipment at all times, including freezer gear (hats, gloves, boots) and reflective outwear.
-Inspects designated equipment at beginning of shift for problems, including misalignment, physical wear, flaws, or obstruction.
-Goes through computerized or written safety checklist attached to equipment.
-Documents and informs supervisors if equipment does not pass inspection.
-Notifies other employees or supervisors if problems occur while equipment.
-Follows a standard procedure to prepare the machine or equipment for stocking/loading in order to maintain a safe environment.
-Carefully handles items in order to maintain quality and integrity of products.
-Powers down forklifts/lift trucks after use; puts on emergency breaks; lowers forks
-Participates in safety training at the beginning of employment and following any documented employee accident in the warehouse.

Why Lineage:

This is an excellent position to begin your career path within Lineage!  Success in this role leads to greater responsibilities and promotions! A career at Lineage starts with learning about our business and how each team
member plays a part each and every day to satisfy our customers’ requirements. Beyond that, you’ll help us grow and learn on our journey to be the very best employer in our industry. We’ll ask you for your opinion and ensure we do our part to keep you challenged and engaged as we grow our business. Working at Lineage is energizing and fun. Like being with friends, we understand respect and care about our team members. We believe in keeping you informed whether it’s at our daily start-up shift meetings, or our annual team member opinion survey - we want our team together and aligned.

Work Environment:

  • Fast paced work environment with, in and around industrial machinery.
  • Cold storage environment.  Warehouse bays are kept at a constant 32 degrees (and below zero in certain areas). Ability to withstand cold storage temps for extended periods of time (warm gear provided by company).
  • Noise level varies and at times and can be loud.


  • MUST have Stand up forklift experience
  • Minimum of H.S./GED Diploma
  • Must be willing and able to work any shift and some weekends
  • Must be willing to work in cold environment (company provides all necessary gear)
  • Must be able and willing to complete a pre-employment basic math skills test
  • Must be able and willing to complete a pre-employment background check and drug screen

Lineage Team Members:

  • Continually meet internal and external customer expectations through teamwork, respect and willingness to help and support others.
  • Demonstrate complete commitment to a culture of safety.  Promote a safe work environment through personal actions and identifying any safety concerns.
  • Treat all team members with a respect while demonstrating positive work attitude and leadership skills.
  • Take initiative to continually improve performance and work processes through feedback, problem solving and generating new ideas.
  • Work with a sense of urgency to complete tasks safely, effectively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate excellent job performance in productivity, quality, safety, and attendance


Lineage provides safe, stable, reliable work environments, competitive pay, excellent benefits, 401K, and Paid Time Off.

Successful candidates will be required to pass a post offer, pre-employment drug screen and background check.


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