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Req ID: P25-111024-1

PH - Switcher FT

Package Handler
  • Company: Federal Express Corporation Canada
  • Category: Package Handler
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Worker Sub-Type: Regular
  • Scheduled Weekly Hours:
  • Remote: No
  • Location: 2000 Chemin Saint François, Dorval, QC H9P 1K2, Canada


Responsible for the movement of trailers to and from the unload / load doors and throughout the yard. May also be responsible for the physical loading, unloading and/or sorting of packages by hand, including lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and placing, in a safe and efficient manner.

Essential Function
• Performs trailer switches defined as hooking and moving a parked trailer from the yard to a load/unload door or hooking and moving a trailer from a door to the yard.
• Communicates with management and/or central control to coordinate trailer movements in the yard. 
• Documents trailer moves using the Yard Management System (where available) or switcher cards. 
• Performs pre- and post-trip inspections on switcher equipment. 
• Understands and demonstrates effective yard switching safety processes and procedures. In addition to the above essential functions, Switchers may also be required to perform Package Handler essential functions as follows: 
• Utilizes “hand-to-surface” methods for all package handling. 
• Loads and unloads packages onto or from delivery vehicles, trailers, conveyor system carts and load gratings. 
• Lifts, carries, pushes and pulls packages on a continuous and repetitive basis for approximate shifts of two to four hours. 
• Determines the appropriate conveyor system by scanning packages, reading labels and charts, verifying numbers and memorizing information and sorts packages accordingly.
• Peforms other duties as assigned

Minimum Education
•None required

Minimum Experience
•No experience required; six (6) months of experience as a package handler or switching/CDL operator experience preferred.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a Department of Transportation (DOT) file.
• Ability to understand and follow instruction regarding work duties and safety methods. 
• Ability to discern numbers and information in order to sort packages correctly.
• Ability to use basic tools and equipment such as skate wheel rollers, dock carts, hand-held scanners, chutes and unloading devices.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work well in a fast-paced team environment.

Job Conditions
• May work in hot and cold temperatures
• May work in an environment with fumes
• May work in an area with loud noise

Preferred Qualifications: Class 5 Driving License Maneuvering trailer switches. Parking, Placing and Organizing trailers in the yard

Pay Transparency:


Additional Details: 1 Switcher vacancy for Preload sort, Tuesday through Saturday, 2:30 AM to 9:30 AM


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. The incumbent of this position is expected to perform all other duties as assigned, must be able to complete and achieve minimum thresholds on any mandatory testing and training, must be able to operate in a PC windows environment, have the ability to successfully complete all recurrence training and maintain annual accreditations where applicable and work varying shifts based on business needs. If the incumbent resides in the province of Quebec, you must be bilingual (French and English). In addition to the usual factors used in the selection process, all candidates for positions that require driving as a core competency require a valid driver's license (e.g. Class 5,G, or 1[AZ]) and a driving record with two or fewer violations and/or accidents in the 24 months prior to the date of application. Further, candidates will be assessed through careful consideration of:

  1. their current driver's abstract;
  2. their performance during application interviews; and
  3. their performance on any driver competency assessments administered