Freight Handler

Location US-AK-Anchorage
Company Lynden Transport
Regular Full-Time


This is a warehouse/yard laborer position.


Receives, loads, stores and distributes freight as directed. May do so manually or by using forklifts or other equipment.


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 manual
  • 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 decimal
  • 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 jackWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Position is located in a non-smoking facilityWomen and minorities are encouraged to apply



  • Position is located in a non-smoking facility
  • The employee also may work near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration
  • Successful candidate must pass pre-employment drug test
  • Lynden Transport is an equal opportunity employer


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