Cargo Handler – Landover, MD 20785

Company Overview:

Forward Air Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years. We have an aggressive growth strategy and need great talent to help us achieve our goals. 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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