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Cargo Handler Full Time - Great Benefits! - Indianapolis, IN #7022865

Company: Forward Air

Date: 11/14/2019

Category: Education / Training

City: Indianapolis, IN

Cargo Handler Full Time - Great Benefits!


Department:
Central - IND


Location:
Indianapolis, IN


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Company Overview:


Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a leading asset-light freight and logistics company, providing less-than-truckload (-LTL-), truckload, intermodal and pool distribution services across the United States and in Canada. We are a highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues in excess of $1B annually. As an industry leader, we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.


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 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

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


  • General computer skills - Microsoft Office, Outlook, AS400


  • Must be 18 or older

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.


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