Freight Handler Job Description

Freight Handler Job Description

July 6th, 2020

Freight Handlers manage the movement and storage of incoming and outgoing freight. Their duties include loading and unloading materials, ensuring the safety of goods being moved, and maintaining freight records. Freight Handlers are also required to keep track of the storage locations of freight within a facility.

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We are looking for a detail-oriented Freight Handler to assist our logistics department. In this role, your duties will include moving freight to designated locations in the storage facility, maintaining freight records, and assisting with the loading and unloading of goods.

To ensure success as a Freight Handler, you should demonstrate extensive experience in freight handling and have sound knowledge of workplace safety. Ultimately, a first-class Freight Handler will be someone whose organizational skills contribute to highly efficient freight handling practices.

Freight Handler Responsibilities:

  • Loading, unloading, and moving freight between delivery and storage areas as instructed.
  • Coordinating the movement of freight with other workers via radio communication.
  • Scanning or documenting freight, as well as marking items with identifying information.
  • Moving freight manually or with specialized machinery, such as forklifts, reach trucks, and pallet jacks.
  • Stacking freight at specified locations using boards or pallets.
  • Preventing damage to transported freight by using protective devices such as padding and straps.
  • Adhering to weight restrictions, as well as stabilizing and guiding lifted freight with slings and hooks.
  • Maintaining records of the number of units handled per day, as well as their location and condition.
  • Performing prescribed safety checks on freight handling equipment and adhering to safety regulations.

Freight Handler Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Forklift Certification preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of experience as a Freight Handler in a similar industry.
  • Proficiency in Warehouse Management Software (WMS), such as IntelliTrack and mobe3 WMS.
  • Extensive experience in coordinating the movement of freight throughout a storage facility.
  • Experience in maintaining accurate freight records and tracking freight locations.
  • Advanced ability to operate specialized freight moving equipment and to prevent damage.
  • Working knowledge of office software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook Express.
  • Ability to adhere to safety regulations and promote a safe work environment.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

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