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Forklift Operator II

  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Vehicle Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 9800 Bachman Rd, Orlando, Florida
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We appreciate your interest! We have a hiring event on Friday, September 29th, 2023, from 9a-1p. Our managers will offer jobs on the spot. 

This position is responsible for safely picking up, storing, loading transports and setting non-drivable vehicles for sale with the use of a Front End Loader/Forklift equipped with 15- 17 foot forks. Vehicles are of varying sizes and conditions, with loose or hanging parts; attention to detail and safety is essential in protecting employees and customers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct daily pre-trip safety inspections before beginning work for the day.

  • Make minor adjustment and/or request repairs in writing to the mechanic or supervisor.

  • Safely load, unload, rearrange, and maneuver Forklift/Loader with 15-17 foot forks throughout the auction lot.

  • Read stock numbers on the computer screen and verify the stock number and vehicle information directly from vehicle before loading onto forks.

  • Move vehicles to inventory staging, sale stalls, or storage as determined by lot location paperwork or computer screens.

  • Move vehicles into garage or other sheltered areas for insurance inspections, vehicle repairs, or as requested by supervisor.

  • Load vehicles on transports or fleet trucks for transportation off of the lot.

  • Plow snow when required by season and/or location.


  • High School Diploma/GED and 3 years’ experience in a related field.

  • OR the right candidate could also have a different combination, such as any level degree/certification beyond a HS diploma/GED in a related discipline and up to 1 year of experience.

  • OR 5 years’ experience in a related field.

  • Ability to pass OSHA forklift/heavy equipment certification program with recertification Knowledge every 3 years.

  • Safe drivers needed; valid driver’s license required.

  • Effective communication and organization skills required.

  • Basic computer skills and the ability to utilize a portable terminal, brick, etc. required.

  • Commitment to providing excellent customer service essential.

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, talk and hear.

  • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat, and climb.

  • Ability to spend prolonged periods of time sitting in cab of forklift/loader.

  • Vision abilities include close, distance, and color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to remain focused and vigilant regarding surroundings and hazards on lot.

Work Environment:

  • Regular exposure to outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.

  • Potential to spend up to 50% of shift out of the cab and outdoors.

  • Driving and maneuvering forklift/pader in difficult situations with light to heavy crowds and traffic.

  • Loading and unloading vehicles in various weather conditions​.

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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