• Freight Handler

    Lynden Transport, Inc.
    Job Description
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    Loads and unloads trailers, with or without mechanical freight-handling equipment.
    Ensures that load is secure by using a variety of cargo straps, tarps, ropes, lumber and other tools.
    May perform lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of freight.
    Loads or unloads materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device, such as forklifts or other equipment.
    Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials or hooks tow trucks to trailer hitch, and transports load to designated area.
    Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device.
    Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus
    Counts, inspects, checks markings on shipments for receiving and/or delivering per the requirements of the bill of lading or other documents.
    Weighs materials or products and records weight on tags, labels, or in computer system.
    Enters information on company computer system as required. Data input methods include keypunching, scanning or other electronic processes.
    Makes inquiries from computer system.
    Operates other simple business machines.
    Maintains detailed business records as required.
    Reports any and all safety hazards.
    Reports on-the-job-injuries or equipment/cargo accidents immediately to the on-duty supervisor.
    Dependable and consistent attendance required.


    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
    Position requires the candidate have the ability to:
    Operate forklifts from 5,000 to 50,000 lbs.
    Read and interpret documents such as hazardous materials shipping regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
    Write routine reports and correspondence
    Present information and respond to questions from managers, customers and the general public
    Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
    Conduct telephone communication
    Write & use a keyboard
    Apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form
    Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
    Work with others
    Lift up to 75 lbs
    Sit, stand or walk for extended periods
    Reach overhead.
    Finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls for extended periods
    Stoop, kneel, crawl, crouch, or crawl to examine equipment and cargo
    Push or pull freight up to 4000 pounds with the use of a pallet jack
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.
    The employee also may work near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.
    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    Position is located in a non-smoking facility
    Position is located in a non-smoking facility.
    Lynden Transport is an equal opportunity employer.
    Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
    Successful candidate must pass pre-employment drug test.
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