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Freight Handler (Forklift Operator)

Job Description

Job ID: 600935BR
Job Type: Full Time
Division Category: Handler/Dockworker
City: Acheson
Province: Alberta
Country: Canada
Postal Code: T7X 5A4
Split Shift: No

Job Description

Responsible for transporting freight across dock area to/from trailers for loading to trailers. As a Freight Handler, flexibility regarding shifts will be required.

1. Perform freight handling using appropriate motorized and manual equipment, including, but not limited to forklift, pallet jack, hand truck
2. Comply with all applicable laws/regulations, as well as company policies/procedures
3. Verify documentation matches freight description, including, but not limited to type, weight, and hazardous materials, using current electronic and manual system
4. Secure freight inside trailers using appropriate tools and supplies, including, but not limited to pallets, straps, rope
5. Recoup/repair damaged freight when necessary
6. Verify and complete required documentation and reports
7. Assist customers with freight and freight documentation as needed
8. Perform other duties as required

High school diploma/equivalent or 2 years dock experience
Forklift operation experience, required
Valid forklift certificate preferred
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

Previous dock/warehouse experience preferred
Able to count and perform basic math, with or without a calculator
Basic written and verbal communication skills
Able to follow instructions and complete required training
Able to work alone or as a team member
Dock environment; exposure to varied weather conditions, exhaust, fumes, dust, noise

This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Shift Hours From: Anytime
Shift Hours To: Anytime