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Cargo Handler

Company Overview:
Forward Air Solutions (FAS), a division of Forward Air Inc., provides our customers with a customized consolidation and delivery process that controls costs and more effectively replenishes their network of stores in both major cities and more remote communities across the US. Our primary focus is on advancing the Pool Distribution concept to more customers, more industries and more places. We are dedicated to providing a unique and consistently reliable distribution network for the industries we serve, including; retail, hospitality, healthcare, and publishing.
Position: Full Time/Part Time Cargo Handler
We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.
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 are 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
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
General computer skills - Microsoft Office, Outlook, AS400
Must be 18 or older
All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation
Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.


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