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Cargo Service Specialist I

Cargo Service Specialist I

Company 
Lynden International
Location 
US-TN-Nashville
Class 
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status 
Non-Exempt

More information about this job

Overview

SUMMARY

Intermediate cartage operations position performing all aspects of cargo operations. 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. 

 

Verifies piece count and signs off documents; checks in inbound/outbound freight and labels freight.

 

Dimensionalizes freight; weighs and reweighs freight.

 

Keeps work area and vehicles clean.

 

Reads inbound board to determine when consols should be recovered from airlines; loads and unloads containers or pallets; performs OS&D manifests.

 

Works within the protocol of Lynden Air Freight’s requirements for cargo handling as well as with other companies where co-located, including aircraft.

 

Using computer inputs entries for freight movement. Data Entry, Data Processing.

 

Be able to run receiving desk (Receive freight, enter re-weigh and dimensional information into skeleton entry and generate labels for staging cargo), and process shipments through cross-dock program efficiently.

 

Documents damage using company guidelines.

 

Follows Hazmat protocol when working with shipments. 

 

Works with internal customers in providing solutions in keeping with company policies and procedures.

 

Building airplane skid loads to required specifications.

 

Proficient at building scheduled service loads for ocean containers and scanning of all shipments.

 

Direct temp employees in unloading and loading of ocean containers.

 

Responsible for working in a safe manner, following all safety policies and procedures.

 

May be assigned special projects and other duties.

 

Works with forklifts, pallet jacks and other warehouse equipment.

 

Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS  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.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school education or equivalent and minimum 3-5 year’s work experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to write legibly, especially numbers, and to read and comprehend simple instructions and memos.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Computer skills to complete on-line forms and input information into data base. Assist with carrier selection and documentation with limited supervision from Night Operations Supervisor

 

Must be able to pass Security Threat Assessment under TSA regulations.

Intermediate use of MS Office products a plus

 

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.

 

Must be able to lift and move cargo, frequently up to 50 lbs and occasionally up to 100 lbs; frequent walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling; Able to handle office and warehouse equipment and tools, or controls;  Able to communicate orally and in writing.  Wide range of vision abilities required (close vision, distance, color, & peripheral vision, and depth perception).  Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and exposed to vibrations.  Daily attendance required.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

COMMENTS

 

Physical demands of this job based on:

 

  1. Driving forklifts and using pallet jack and other dock equipment as required.
  2. Verifying freight received against shipping manifests
  3. Writing dimensions on air waybills
  4. Lifting of freight on a continuous  basis, up to 50 pounds on a consistent basis.

 

Environmental conditions affect truck and forklift driving.