Freight Handler Job Description

Freight Handler Job Description

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Freight handler provides the physical and forklift work for freight returns to enterprise suppliers and to other suppliers as needed by inventory control admin.

Freight Handler Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide incredible service to our customers, helping them locate what they need
Ensures efficiency of freight processing
Ensures freight quality and integrity
Manages freight
Responsible for the receiving, delivering and transporting of parcels, mail, lab specimens, confidential material, scientific supplies and freight
Responsible for the accurate completion and maintenance of records relating to duties assigned
Ensure parcels are properly inspected and inventoried before delivery
Responsible for accurate counts and delivery
Develop and maintain a functional understanding of electronic documentation requirements for proof of receipt and delivery
Transport mail, parcels, specimens, supplies and staff among various buildings and sites

Freight Handler Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Freight Handler

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the freight handler job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Collage Degree in Education, General Education, Communication, Military, Medical, Health, Performance

Skills for Freight Handler

Desired skills for freight handler include:

Instant scanner
RF and ability to use WMS operating system
Electronic manifest systems
Several operations
Varied goods and services
Carriers
Customers
Procedures

Desired experience for freight handler includes:

Keep up appearance of vehicles
Develop understanding of OSHA guidelines and University policy regarding safe handling and follow policies
Look up insufficiently addressed parcels and deliver to the appropriate site/location
Assists in work site orientation
Prior experience in warehousing, freight handling and/or fork lift operations preferred
If hostler/yard mule duties required, experience preferred

Freight Handler Examples

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Freight Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a freight handler. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for freight handler
  • Reads work order or follows oral instructions to determine materials or containers to be moved
  • Safely removes pallets of product from trailer
  • Breaks down pallets of product to the correct height and width to be stored in the warehouse
  • Separates inbound freight
  • Ensures that all products are separated by item code onto pallets
  • Ensures that damaged product is properly accounted for and not received into warehouse for sale inventory
  • Sorts and disposes of boxes
  • Clears conveyor lines and surrounding areas of all extraneous inventory
  • Ability to satisfactorily pass background check and alcohol and drug tests
Qualifications for freight handler
  • Ability to lift/carry hand freight of varying weights several times a week, to lift dock plates weighing approximately 100 pounds, and to open trailer doors requiring approximately 75 pounds of lift force, up to several times per day or more
  • Ability to bend, twist, squat, pushing/pulling freight throughout shift
  • High school diploma/equivalent or 2 years dock experience
  • Valid forklift certificate preferred
  • You must be 18 years of age or older (required)
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English (to read labels, pick lists, scanners, signage, company website information related to benefits, updates, complete paperwork and follow verbal instructions)

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