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The Manthei Group

Yard Fork Lift Operator

MDC Contracting · Charlevoix, Michigan
Department MDC Contracting
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

The Opportunity

At HIGH FORMAT, a division of MDC Contracting, our team members take what nature gives us and mold it into landscaping products that are usable, lasting, and aesthetically pleasing. From retaining walls to pavers, our landscaping products are cast in molds made from real weathered stone. Catering to a growing industry of architectural landscape products, we thrive around developing new ideas, products, systems, and technologies, along with analyzing and improving on existing ones. Join us as we shift the paradigm and revolutionize an entire industry!

The Position

In this Forklift Operator position, you will be responsible for controlling our finished goods inventory and handling shipping and receiving. Ideal candidates are safety-oriented individuals who can perform all forklift tasks in a safe, proficient manner. 

The work environment is fast-paced and over time a high level of expertise can be developed along with the ability to spot and correct errors. Ideal candidates will have a strong sense of safety and the ability to perform all tasks in a safe, proficient manner, while understanding the importance of delivering a high quality, finished product.

Please note that since these positions are largely operating outside, they are full-time, seasonal positions.

In this role, some of the duties you will perform are:

  • Maintaining equipment through daily inspections and cleanliness
  • Transport and stack pallets of products to proper cells 
  • Load and unload trucks for delivery and shipping
  • Operate 8000 lb diesel fork lift 
  • Work in outside environment 
  • Learn and perform other production related duties as needed

Preferred experience includes a minimum of 2 years forklift driving, experience working in a manufacturing environment, and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

The Benefits

We offer full-time, steady work with regular wage reviews and skill enhancement training are provided to grow and increase wages. Overtime and occasional weekends may be required.

Additionally, we offer a full benefits package, including excellent health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401k employer match, product discounts, and more!

Thank you for your interest! If you are skilled with machinery, have the drive to succeed, and also love working with your hands, please apply today! To learn more about who we are and the products we make, visit



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  • Location
    Charlevoix, Michigan
  • Department
    MDC Contracting
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience