Dockhand
Deutsche Bahn
 Franklin Park, IL

Introduction

DB Schenker is the world's leading global logistics provider — we support industry and trade in the global exchange of goods through land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. Integrated logistics resides at the world's most important intersections, where the flow of goods creates an effective link between carriers. Our value-added services ensure the flow of goods continues seamlessly and supply chains stay lean and optimized for success. Our business holds top positions in automotive, technology, consumer goods, trade fair logistics, special transports, and special events logistics.

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Responsibilities

Position Description Summary:

Responsible for loading and unloading freight containers and pallets to maximize available space. Responsible for sorting freight shipments to appropriate containers and pallets or driver routes. Perform functions in accordance with safety standards.

Principal Accountabilities (The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all expectations.):

  • Loads inbound and outbound freight to maximize the utilization of containers and pallets
  • Unload inbound and outbound containers and pallets and sort according to size of freight and destination
  • Read, decode, and decipher freight codings in order to expedite freight movement and tracing process
  • Label, weigh, and dimensionalize freight
  • Perform clean-up activities in work area to ensure safety and cleanliness of dock
  • Record damaged shipments and misrouted freight on applicable reports

The individual in this position must be capable of performing all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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Qualifications

Knowledge and Skills (The following minimum requirements are normal guidelines and should not constrain the advancement of otherwise qualified personnel):

This is an intermediate level position. Good interpersonal skills required. High school diploma or equivalent required. Generally prefer 2-4 years of experience. Must maintain a valid driver's license. Must be able to read, decode, and decipher freight codings; operate hand truck and fork lift; and in some cases perform tasks in inclement weather conditions.

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