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Dairy Farmers of America Warehouse Forklift Operator in Bridgeton, New Jersey

Position : Warehouse Forklift Operator

Location : Bridgeton, New Jersey

Requisition ID: : 26237


Cumberland Dairy has immediate job openings for fast paced and motivated Warehouse Forklift Operators to perform any combination of operating forklift, picking, pulling, and building orders, palletizing products, loading, unloading, and staging upcoming outbound orders, and effectively maintain product storage and rotation. Additionally, Warehouse Forklift Operators are responsible for handling finish product in a safe and efficient manner while communicating effectively with team members as well as following GMP and SOP rules and regulations.

Cumberland Dairy is a farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a dairy marketing cooperative owned by more than 12,500 family farmers. Our mark matters and it represents the wholesomeness of dairy that we share with our communities and loved ones. DFA manufactures a variety of dairy products, including cheese, butter, fluid milk, ice cream, dairy ingredients and more, under well-known and established regional brands. Our fingerprints touch thousands of brands across the marketplace, and we’re passionate about delivering the simple pleasures of dairy to people everywhere, straight from our family farm-owners. At Cumberland Dairy, we produce millions of gallons of ultra-pasteurized, refrigerated, extended shelf-life products annually and are proud to provide families with fresh, delicious dairy.

By joining DFA, you can help us continue to make a difference that matters. We care deeply about the well-being of our neighbors and friends, and we celebrate the diversity of our company and our world. It takes an incredible team to deliver the goodness of dairy and enrich our communities – come join us!


  • $19 per hour

SCHEDULE: Five days a week, Sunday through Thursday (8-hour shift)

Second Shift Schedule: 2pm-10:30pm


  • 401(k) with company contribution

  • Competitive pay

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Career growth opportunities – we promote from within!

  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits

  • Service recognition and employee appreciation events

  • Employee referral program

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Work for dairy farm families


  • High school diploma or GED preferred

  • Minimum six months experience in operating a forklift in a high efficiency environment

  • Must have forklift operator’s certification

  • Must be able to pass a written and driving forklift skills test

  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screenings including drug, background and criminal checks

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimal

  • Effective verbal and written communications skills in English

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Must be able to stand, walk, pull, push, reach and bend virtually the entire shift

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with capabilities to lift up to 80 pounds, and assist others when lifting is necessary

  • Must be able to work in an environment where temperature is maintained at 35–40 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays

  • May occasionally be exposed to cleaning chemicals