Forklift Operator

Forklift Driver

Minimum - 8th

Knowledge of laws and regulations related to warehouse safety standards, training certificate in forklift driving

Certified training for Forklift Operator/Driver (programme aligned to ASC/Q 9707 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

ASDC Driving Level 4 Certificate holders

Minimum 2-3 years? experience in driving any vehicle/forklift

The tasks a Forklift Operator/Driver is expected to perform include: Operating a forklift safely for assisting production processes Loading and unloading heavy raw materials, parts, assemblies and finished goods Following the safety rules and guidelines of the shop floor or warehouse

Skilled in assessing the charge of the battery

Familiarity with the pre-start check-up and technical inspection

Ability to manage and handle loose cables or exposed wires

Ability to read the engine oil level, fuel level, radiator water level, LPG level , gas level, diesel levels, etc.

Proficiency in ensuring that the forklift is safe and fit for functioning

Efficient in loading and unloading the materials easily and safely

Knowledge of safe and healthy working practices

Basic arithmetic skills

Knowledge of the latest technological advancements

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Good sense of balance

Ability to judge distances

Good eye-hand-foot co-ordination

ASDC Forklift Driver module

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent

Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

Good communication skills

It is a field job

May need to handle a team of Helpers and Assistants

Local travelling is not part of this job role

Part - time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime is common

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

One may develop occupational hazards like physical and mental strain, etc.

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals, gases, fumes, pollutants, dust, odours, machine parts, hazardous equipment, etc.

For daily wage worker - '91 to '250 per day

For freshers - '5,000 to '11,000 per month

For candidates with experience - '15,000 to '25,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Engineering /Automobiles /Food & Beverages

An estimated ? 45.14 billion is projected for capital investment for the engineering industry in India, over key manufacturing sectors such as automobiles and food & beverages. In turn, this would drive demand for material handling equipment in the new capacities coming up. Diesel forklifts find particular application in the automobile industry which has been growing at close to 15 %. The total automobile production is set to cross 10 million units. The estimated CAGR for key segments is 15-18 % with an overall outlook for the future pegged at 16 %. LPG forklifts find particular application in food & beverages industry. Led by processed foods, wine, ice cream and edible oil, the ? 53.12 billion food and beverages industry registered an 8.5 % growth during the 2005-06 fiscal. This means there will be an increase in job opportunities for Fork Lift Operators or Drivers.


Manufacturing facilities

Warehouse facilities

Other storage facilities

Cities across India

Will be updated

Forklift Training Institute of India

Godrej & Boyce MFG Co LTD

Psts Industrial Training School

Madras Institute Of Heavy Machinery

Government Schools across India

Model Schools across India

Municipal Schools across India