Title:  Operator - Receiver/Fork Lift (USA)

Req ID:  5012
Job Category:  Manufacturing / Truck Driver

Falconer, NY, US, 14733



Be Part of the Future of Sleep!


At Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB), we're more than a mattress company, we're a leading global sleep company with a mission to help people sleep better so they can live healthier lives. With a 150-year heritage in delivering industry-leading sleep solutions, we own iconic brands including Serta®, Beautyrest®, Simmons® and Tuft & Needle®.


Job Family

Plant Hourly




MFG Hourly

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Loads and unloads trucks, operates a standard forklift and related equipment and tools; moving materials throughout the plant.

  • Unloads incoming materials from trailers using a forklift or other equipment or tools, checks quantities and item descriptions against purchasing order, and enter orders into the computer 
  • Organizes and/or stocks raw materials in the work area, follow departmental housekeeping requirements, and leaves the work environment and equipment clean at the end of shift 
  • Performs all duties according to established safety and efficiency procedures and maintains workstation in a neat, clean and orderly fashion 
  • Performs daily checks for maintenance and safe operation of the forklift 

Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Ability to sort items along with good organizational skills
  • Good hand/eye coordination
  • Prior Experience/Ability to drive a forklift

Must be able to comprehend and follow work instructions, loading schedules and production tickets.  Must be able to understand and follow verbal instructions; communicate with coworkers and management clearly and respectfully; and work in an ever-changing, fast-paced team environment. 


  • Customer Focused
  • Process Oriented
  • Adapts to Change
  • Foster and drive continuous improvement
  • Team Player


•Basic ability to read and write English
•Must be at least 18 years of age
•Prior experience/ability to drive a forklift

Demonstrated ability and willingness to work safely, take initiative, multi-task, and work both independently and as a part of a team. Work experience with pneumatic tools and/or in a manufacturing environment preferred.

Job Factors/Work Environments

Must stand and walk for a minimum of 8 hours per day or longer in overtime situations as required. Also must be able to lift heavy product or raw materials up to 120 pounds multiple times per hour during an 8-hour shift or longer in overtime situations to meet customer demand. Heavyloads must be team-lifted.A work pace that maintains integrity of make-to-order system is required.

Safety-focused, fast-paced manufacturing plant engaged in Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement. Work environment includes a clean and safe work area and exposure to high noise decibels, hot raw materials, fire-retardant materials, and limited chemicals. Personal Protective Equipment is required to be worn for any hazards and is supplied by the company.

Key Relationships

SUPERVISED BY: Plant Supervisor or the Plant Operations Manager. May receive direction from the Department Lead


Results Focus
Project Management
Problem Solving/Analysis


Why work at Serta Simmons Bedding?


When you join SSB, you become part of a winning and diverse team that is excited and committed to helping people get better sleep. We provide inspiring career opportunities, competitive benefits, employee perks, and the chance to be part of the future of sleep.


Benefits and Perks (USA, Salary non-union- optional):

  • Health, Dental, and Vision (starts on day one)
  • Annual employee contribution to HSA
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid Time Off / Vacation
  • 12 company holidays
  • Sick days
  • Company paid short- and long-term disability
  • Paid parental leave
  • Discount programs including Friends and family discounts
  • Referral Bonus
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Employees are required to comply with COVID policies established by a vendor or customer.


It is our policy to abide by all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination, with respect to all terms and conditions of employment, based solely on a person’s race, color, religious creed/religion, sex (including sexual orientation, or gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth or other related medical conditions, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping or expression), genetic information (including family medical history), or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.


SSB will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them, as required by law.


The hiring salary range for this position applies to where legally required, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Jamestown