Those who have jobs open are looking for the best candidates for those jobs and are seeking people who have additional skills to bring to the table.
One such skill that may help you to obtain one of the many jobs which are cropping up in Tennessee is to become a forklift driver.
Getting your Tennessee fork lift truck certification isn’t as difficult as you might imagine and could help you to qualify for a better job or even for a better paying job.
In the state of Tennessee the overall requirements are those which are mandated by OSHA.
OSHA requires that you take a course which is about four hours in length. The materials which you will cover include safety, load balancing and how to safely drive the light industrial truck in a factory or an operational setting.
The course includes a written examination that will ensure that you have learned from the course that you took all that is required to keep yourself and your co-workers safe while you operate the truck.
The Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis operates a forklift certification training program with course costing approximately $224. For more information check out their website Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis
You must be 18 years of age.
In the state of Tennessee, forklift drivers must take the written examination which is given to them and to get at least seventy percent of the answers correct.
In addition, you will be required to drive the truck for the examiner to ensure that you’re able to safely manoeuvre it accurately and to lift the loads safely in a work and industrial setting.
You will be certified on the spot if you are able to accomplish both of these things to the satisfaction of OSHA requirement and your instructor/examiner.
Forklift Relicensing in the state of Tennessee
The state of Tennessee is rank in the bottom quarter of all US states. Ranked 46th, the average wage and salary earning potential for a forklift operator is $14.19 per hour or $29,50 pa.
Tennessee is ranked just ahead of North Carolina. However, if you worked in Hawaii you would earn much more as drivers on average earn $19.14 per hour.
If you need more information or have any questions about, employment opportunities, labor laws and business opportunities or are a jobseeker, you can contact the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development.
Visit the Office:
Depart. of Labor & Workforce Development
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
Main Switchboard: (615) 741-6642
Main Fax: (615) 253-8903
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