• Cargo Handler

    Lynden International
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Overview

    This is a warehouse cargo handler opening.  The successful candidate will be able to meet all requirements of cargo operations in a safe and efficient way.




    • 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 consoles 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.



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


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


    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.


    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.


    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


    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.


    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.




    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.


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