Cargo Handler job

company building Forward Air location Lenexa, KS

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Forward Air is a Greeneville, Tennessee-based provider of ground transportation and related logistics services to the North American air freight and expedited LTL market, offering supplementary lines including full truckload operations, final-mile coverage, and an Airline Logistics program. The Forward Air network has been designed with over 90 facilities located at or near major US and Canadian airports, 12 regional sort centers and over 300 beyond points. Forward Air seeks to hire individuals who demonstrate a true passion for what they do. When joining the team, your contribution will be rewarded with compensation and benefits packages. If you will become one of the top performers, the company will provide you tremendous growth opportunities.

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Position: Cargo Handler

Job Description:

Forward Air is seeking capable and career-oriented individuals to work in our fast-paced shipping/dock operation. Our Cargo Handlers are responsible for loading and unloading freight on our trailers in a safe and timely manner. Frequent lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of freight is required. All necessary training and materials for this position are provided.

Core Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Responsible for the loading/unloading of 53 ft. commercial trailers and the operation of scanners
  • Use handheld scanners to efficiently track and maneuver freight through our distribution network
  • Accurately label boxes and prepare freight for shipment
  • Safely load and unload trailers by utilizing equipment such as hand trucks/pallets jack and forklifts
  • Must be able to obtain certification and safely operate forklift and other machinery as required
  • Verify documentation and condition of freight to assure quality standards are achieved
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to ninety (90) pounds
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements & Qualifications:
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Strong team player that thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be flexible to work weekends and overtime as needed
  • Forklift and general freight handling knowledge is a plus
  • Must be 18 or older

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.
green circle info icon  This position is open. This job was posted on Wed Oct 13 2021 and expires on Fri Nov 12 2021.

Tasks

  • Move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, or containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.
  • Sort cargo before loading and unloading.
  • Attach identifying tags to containers or mark them with identifying information.
  • Read work orders or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs.
  • Stack cargo in locations, such as transit sheds or in holds of ships as directed, using pallets or cargo boards.
  • Record numbers of units handled or moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets.
  • Install protective devices, such as bracing, padding, or strapping, to prevent shifting or damage to items being transported.
  • Direct spouts and position receptacles, such as bins, carts, or containers, so they can be loaded.
  • Attach slings, hooks, or other devices to lift cargo and guide loads.
  • Maintain equipment storage areas to ensure that inventory is protected.
  • Adjust controls to guide, position, or move equipment, such as cranes, booms, or cameras.
  • Guide loads being lifted to prevent swinging.
  • Wash out cargo containers or storage areas.
  • Pack containers and re-pack damaged containers.
  • Carry needed tools or supplies from storage or trucks and return them after use.
  • Shovel material, such as gravel, ice, or spilled concrete, into containers or bins or onto conveyors.
  • Connect electrical equipment to power sources so that it can be tested before use.
  • Carry out general yard duties, such as performing shunting on railway lines.
  • Rig or dismantle props or equipment, such as frames, scaffolding, platforms, or backdrops, using hand tools.
  • Adjust or replace equipment parts, such as rollers, belts, plugs, or caps, using hand tools.
  • Bundle and band material such as fodder or tobacco leaves, using banding machines.

Forward Air

Description

Forward Air is a Greeneville, Tennessee-based provider of ground transportation and related logistics services to the North American air freight and expedited LTL market, offering supplementary lines including full truckload operations, final-mile coverage, and an Airline Logistics program. The Forward Air network has been designed with over 90 facilities located at or near major US and Canadian airports, 12 regional sort centers and over 300 beyond points. Forward Air seeks to hire individuals who demonstrate a true passion for what they do. When joining the team, your contribution will be rewarded with compensation and benefits packages. If you will become one of the top performers, the company will provide you tremendous growth opportunities.
Type

Company - Public

Size

Large

Revenue

$500M to $1B

Location

Multiple locations

Industry

Transportation and Logistics

Founded

1993

CEO

Bruce A. Campbell

Website

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