Those jobs which are available, needless to say, have a great many people who are seeking those positions and the competition is fierce.
One way to gain an edge for the jobs which are out there available is to know a little more or to be a little more skilled than the others who are seeking the jobs.
Job seekers can enhance their employment skills by making sure that they have a few additional skills. One such skill that may help you to obtain the jobs which are available in Montana is to become a Montana licensed forklift driver.
Getting your forklift driving certification isn’t as hard as you might think.
It might be the single thing that could help you to qualify for a better job or to beat out your competition for a job in an industrial setting.
In the state of Montana, there are several requirements for your forklift training. Most of those overall requirements are mandated by OSHA.
OSHA requires that you take a course which is about four hours in length, but may take as long as six.
Importantly Montana further requires that before you can take that test, you have to be licensed to drive an automobile.
Your course needs to cover a lot of material in a short time. You’ll learn about safety, forklift load balancing and how to operate the light industrial truck or forklift safely in any setting.
The course concludes with a written examination that will guarantee that you have learned enough from the course that you took to be able to ensure the safety of those around you.
Licensing & Certification Requirements
In Montana, forklift drivers must take the written test that is prescribed by OSHA and the state of Montana.
This test is given to prospective forklift drivers and they are required to get at least a 70% rate of correct responses.
You’ll also need to drive the truck for the examiner to show them that you’re able to drive it accurately and to lift the loads that you need to lift and to move safely.
If you pass both portions of the examination, you’ll be certified and able to operate a forklift on the on the scene of your testing.
Forklift Relicensing in the state of Montana
Montana is aligned with OSHA requirements for forklift re licensing which is explained in detail on the [Forklift Refresher Training page].
The state of Montana is rank 39th in salary and wage earning potential. A fork lift operator in Montana can expect to earn on average $14.61 per hour or $30,390 pa.
However, if you worked in Idaho you would earn slightly more as the average hour rate of pay is $14.72 per hour.
At the other end of the scale is Arkansas where Forklift operators receive on average $13.04 per hour. Arkansas is the lowest performing out of all US states. Check the wages of all states HERE.
If you need more information or have any questions about, employment-related topics and law, workers compensation, opportunities for job seekers, or solutions for workers and employers, you can contact the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.
Visit the Office:
Department of Labor and Industry
P.O. Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624-1728
Main Switchboard: (406) 444-9091
Main Fax: (406) 444-1419
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