• Freight Operations I

    Location US-WA-Mt Vernon
    Company Brown Line
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Entry level for learning the basics of service center operations.  Work assigned is planned to provide experience and familiarization with policies, procedures, protocol, terminology and systems pertaining to operations.  Works under close supervision; work is guided by specific and frequent instructions.


    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS TO INCLUDE (but not limited to):

    Receive, load, unload, and transfer freight shipments to and from a variety of containers, trailers, trucks, and non-commercial vehicles using forklift or by hand within or in the vicinity of CFS warehouse facility and/or surrounding yard.


    • Operate forklifts with lifting capacity between 3,000# and 8,000# to move freight between equipment, warehouse, and yard locations.
    • Consolidate customer shipments as efficiently as possible by destination port, temperature, size, and other variables as required.
    • Ensure proper positioning and securement of freight according to federal regulations governing the shipment and storage of hazardous materials.
    • Assist in the maintenance of company property, to include sweeping of warehouse floor, equipment, and other service center facility housekeeping duties as required.
    • Secure shipments within or on a variety of equipment through the use of metal banding, dunnage, lumber, binders, and/or chains; ensures proper securement and blocking to prevent cargo damage.
    • Inspect and review shipping/receiving/unloading/loading documents to ensure proper handling and routing of freight shipments.
    • Count, weigh, and verify condition/piece counts of freight shipments against various documents including, but not limited to, the following: Bills of Lading, loading and unloading manifests, and delivery receipts.
    • Assist customers/vendors with directions, proper paperwork, and delivery or pickup instructions
    • Receive, unload, stage, and load freight shipments through the use of computerized data entry system. 
    • Inspect, clean, and sweep out equipment as needed prior to reloading with cargo.
    • Must be able to work flexible hours.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position; employee customarily works at least 40 hours/week on a planned continuous basis.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    High school diploma or equivalent; one-to-three months of related experience and/or training in general freight operations.



    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to communicate effectively with customers, contractors, vendors, managers, and other employees of the organization.



    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide two digit numbers.



    Ability to understand detailed written and oral instructions; ability to prioritize and problem-solve in time/safety-sensitive situations.



    Forklift certification for operating fork trucks with lifting capacities between 3,000# and 8,000#.



    Must have the ability to work well under pressure and handle demanding customer needs.



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the 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 stand, walk, talk and hear while communicating with customers, drivers, co-workers, etc. either in person or via radio. 


    The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, tools, or operate controls; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pound objects. 


    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.



    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.


    The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.


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