Forward Air Dock Worker $14.80 per hour to start in Des Plaines, Illinois

Dock Worker $14.80 per hour to start

Department: Forward Air LTL

Location: Des Plaines , IL

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Company Overview:

Forward Air, Inc. has a network of freight terminals located near airports across the U.S. and Canadian cities. The foundation product for Forward Air is our expedited LTL service, offering highly reliable transit and on-time, damage-free deliveries between cities every day. By locating terminals near airports and maintaining a scheduled transportation network, we are a convenient and consistent service provider with broad geographic coverage.

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/Dock Worker (Full-Time & Part-Time Shifts)

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

  • Ability to obtain certification and safely operate forklift and other equipment as needed (All necessary training will be provided)

  • 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

  • All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation

Benefits for Full Time Employees:

  • Performance bonuses available

  • Industry leading benefits package

  • Paid holidays & vacations

  • Great advancement opportunities

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.