Freight Handler Job Description

freight handler job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Freight Handler Job Description

Freight Handlers are people who work in warehouses, storage facilities, distribution centers, and trucking companies to handle goods.

Warehouse employees are often classified as freight handlers who load and unload goods.

People who work in storage facilities handle goods that are being stored that are not being shipped.

Distribution center employees handle goods that are being shipped to stores.

And trucking employees deliver goods to the right location.

Freight handlers may specialize in a particular field.

For example, a forklift operator may perform tasks such as loading and unloading vehicles, stacking or moving goods stacked on pallets, or moving goods around a facility.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for Freight Handler to load and unload planes, trucks, and trains.

Freight Handler Duties:

  • Handle freight with HBI label
  • Log trailers in and out with HBI label
  • Handle deliveries
  • Use forklift as needed
  • Clean and organize yard
  • Start, close and lock out equipment
  • Follow safety rules
  • Use CB radio

Freight Handler Responsibilities:

  • Load, unload, and stack shipping containers on and around docks and in rail yards
  • Provisioning operations
  • Preparing and labeling materials and containers before they are shipped to customers
  • Identify and mark shipments of hazardous materials for shipping
  • Stock and inventory materials
  • Load and unload trucks and trailers, and fuel vehicles
  • Perform general cleanup duties on job sites
  • Clean and sanitize facilities
  • Monitor and record temperatures and humidity levels, and record the factors affecting the environment
  • Assist with snow removal

Requirements And Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a shipping or receiving position
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Our company is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from all people, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender or age. We are especially interested in hearing from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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