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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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)
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
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.