Freight Handler
Job Details
Merit - Omaha, NE - Omaha, NE
$13.00 - $14.00 Hourly
Any
Description

Overview

Responsible for unloading freight from the various trucking companies with or without manual or powered

equipment at assigned location at the direction of the Supervisor and Site Manager.

 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

(Other job duties may be assigned)

Associate handles the unloading and breaking down of freight at an adequate pace

Associate might be trained to operate forklift/electric pallet jack

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully

perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach

with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or

crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and move

up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and move fifty to seventy-five pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job

include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Qualifications

Warehouse experience a plus.

Experience operating a forklift / Electric Pallet Jack preferred.

  • Ability to move up 50-75 pounds continuously
  •  The ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Warehouse Experience a plus.
  • Experience operating a forklift / Electric Pallet Jack Preferred.
  • The ability to work in a physically demanding warehouse environment – continuously lifting and moving up to 75lbs
  • The ability to meet fast-paced productivity goals and standards
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • The ability to work overtime, including weekends and holidays, without advanced notice
  • Reliable transportation to and from work

 

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRED

Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

Communication - Ability to read, write and understand English.

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the work.

Willingness and ability to perform manual work following verbal and written instructions.

Prior experience operating a forklift and pallet jack a plus, but not required. Will train and certify associates holding

positions requiring the use of such equipment.

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