Cargo Handler - 2nd Shift

Forward Air in Milwaukee, WI

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

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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