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Old Dominion Freight Line Dock Worker/Forklift Operator - $26.75/hr - Evenings/Overnights in Ankeny, Iowa

Are you someone who never rests on their laurels, always strives to go above and beyond, and is committed to keeping your PROMISES? Do you appreciate a company culture that is open, fosters work-life balance, and a dynamic team environment? Then Old Dominion is the home for you. We take pride in being the best in the industry, and from our humble beginnings we know that our People and our Family Spirit are the main ingredient in our secret sauce to success. At Old Dominion we are looking for individuals to join the OD Family that will provide innovative solutions and exceed expectations to keep OD the premier transportation solutions provider.

Old Dominion Freight Line is currently looking for a Dockworker to join our OD Family Culture. Our Dockworkers successfully load and unload freight throughout the shift using a forklift or manually in a safe, efficient manner. Will perform work associated with warehousing, material handling, and other related duties as assigned. Would have flexible scheduling availability to include third shift, evening, weekend, and some holidays. Dockworkers are critical members of our OD Family; they help to accurately deliver our customer’s freight and help keep our promises.

Responsibilities

  • Load and unload freight on trailers using a motorized forklift, pallet jack or manually in compliance with state and federal DOT guidelines. Use various loading techniques, such as loading tight or cross loading.

  • Transport self and/or freight continuously throughout the service center in a forklift on non-forgiving surfaces.

  • Utilize Dock Yard Management System to consistently monitor freight shipment locations throughout the service center.

  • Read and interpret shipping labels. Familiarity with, and in some cases ability to complete the various forms utilized in freight movement such as shipping orders, city stripping manifests, freight bills, overage/damage movement reports and exception forms.

  • Hand load, rewrap or stack freight as necessary.

  • Secure freight inside trailers using appropriate tools and supplies (e.g. pallets, straps, rope).

  • Frequent contact with service center personnel; fast-pace and deadline oriented.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Degree or equivalent preferred.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

  • Previous forklift experience a plus

  • Able to complete company and governmental forms and comprehend written company policies and governmental regulations.

  • Ability to properly operate hand held mini-computer when needed.

  • Must be able to have a flexible work schedule in order to meet customer pickup and delivery schedules

Working Days:

Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Working Shift:

AM / PM

Work Days and Shift are estimates and are subject to change, at any given time, based on job scheduling and/or business levels. Any information listed regarding Days and Shifts shall be considered a guideline of expectations for the specific position at the time of posting.

Join the OD Family Today!As a Full Time member of our Family, you and your family are eligible to receive:

  • Great Health Benefits including a Zero premium medical plan for employee only coverage

  • Short Term & Long Term Disability

  • Flex Spending Accounts

  • 401k Retirement plan with company match and additional company annual discretionary match opportunity

  • Life Insurance

  • Wellness Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement for Drivers and Technicians

  • Training and growth opportunities to build a career

  • We prioritize our OD family of employees

  • Ability to advance through our promote from within philosophy

  • National Career Opportunities Available at our 250+ service centers

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, and/or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, Vietnam Era and/or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law(s).

Welcome to Old Dominion. If you are looking for a new career with the best LTL (Less-than-Truckload) carrier in the industry you’ve come to the right place. Many companies tout their family atmosphere, but at OD it truly is a reality. We’ve grown from our humble beginnings of a single truck and one route in 1934 started by Earl and Lillian Congdon to a company of over 23,000 employees. At OD we strive daily to keep the family spirit alive and help the world keep promises.

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