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Forward Air Cargo Handler in Carter Lake, Iowa

Cargo Handler

Department: Midwest - OMA

Location: Carter Lake, IA

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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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