Forklift Operator

Zambian Breweries Plc

  • Ndola, Zambia
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years. We are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using the finest natural ingredients.

Our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; multi-country brands Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and local champions such as Aguila, Bud Light, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Skol, and Victoria.

Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium. To the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US. To the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. To Bohemia, the first brewery in Brazil. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, we leverage the collective strengths of approximately 200,000 employees based in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Job Description

Overall Purpose of the Function

The forklift operator is responsible for a forklift to load, offload, move, stage and stack empties, crates, finished product and wooden pallets in the warehouse

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Timeously loading of trucks within stipulated standards
  • Correct and accurate loading of trucks according to the loading/picking slip
  • Correct date codes (expiry dates) loading on trucks
  • Stock rotation
  • Timeously offloading of trucks within stipulated standards
  • Stacking of empties and finished product in designated areas
  • Transferring of empties into Packaging
  • Transferring of finished product from Packaging into Warehouse
  • Stripping packaging receipts
  • Stripping imports, outbound and inbound trucks
  • Counting Stocks
  • Stripping packaging receipts
  • Stripping imports, outbound and inbound trucks – New glass injection and sorted glass tacking process
  • Maintain clean work environment by keeping bins, pallet area and workstations neat. – Emptying waste skips
  • Ensure 5S is entrenched and implemented in your work area
  • Reduce/minimize breakages and maintain package quality
  •  Maintain a safe work environment by not endangering yourself and others
  • Conduct daily pre-trip inspections on forklift
  • Wear the correct Personal Protective Equipment
  • Entrench and adhere to all company safety standards
  • Follow safe operating procedures and work instructions at all time
  • Report safety hazards, accidents and incidents to your supervisor
  • Observe all Covid 19 Safety Guidelines / Protocols
  • Operate a forklift as per safety speed limit
  • Apply VPO/DPO practices in daily operational activities and tasks
  • Participate in daily, monthly, and annual stock counts
  • Participate in VPO Logistics pillar implementation and execution
  • Initiate and participate in problem solving sessions by using DPO problem tools such as 5Whys, OWDs and AB reports
  • Participate in people engagement committees when required.
  • Ensure quality standard of the products is maintained


  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Fork lift drivers Certificate
  • Previous experience with driving a forklift

Additional Information

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in-line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. We are a company that promotes gender equality.

  1. Internal applicants require Line manager approval
  2. Kindly attach CV in PDF format
  3. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing. Interested candidates who meet the above specifications may apply no later than  25 September 2021.

Band: XI-B

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