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Cargo Handler

Forward Air

This is a Full-time position in Franklin Park, IL posted February 23, 2021.

Position: Cargo HandlerJob 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 is 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 assignedJob RequirementsQualifications:* 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* Must be 18 or olderForward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.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.CST:At Central States Trucking, a proud partner of Forward Air Inc.

our mission is simple: first class service…best-in-class performance.

As the market leader in International Supply-Chain Trucking and Warehousing, we remain focused upon our guiding principles: excellence, innovation and integrity.

Excellence means more than 34-years of experience and knowledge that comes from solving the complexities of the international supply-chain.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.