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Forward Air Cargo Handler in Charleston, South Carolina

Cargo Handler

Department: FSA - Final Mile - CHS

Location: Charleston, SC

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Company Overview:

Forward Final Mile is a proud partner of Forward Air Inc. Our mission is simple: first class service and best-in-class performance. We remain focused on our guiding principles: excellence, innovation and integrity. We deliver and make connections to consumers by replacing their home appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, microwave ovens, washers and dryers.

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 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 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

  • Must be 18 or older

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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