SUMMARYThis position is responsible for the successful movement of freight across the dock. As part of this movement, the dockworker is to adhere to all dock safety regulations regarding the movement of freight with designated equipment, such as a forklift. Furthermore, the dockworker is to follow all standard operating procedures regarding the completion of dock paperwork and dock cleanliness.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Pre-loading and posting unloading trailer inspections.
Safely unloading freight from trailers either using a forklift or manually.
Safely loading freight into trailers either using a forklift or manually.
Ensuring that freight moved matches all aspects of the associated movement bill or cross dock.
Complying with all aspects of dock paperwork procedures while moving freight.
Attending all regularly scheduled safety meetings.
Attending all regularly scheduled training meetings.
Ensuring that the dock and associated areas are kept clean.
Maintain a clean and orderly work area and safe environment.
QUALIFICATIONSTo 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. Must be able to work Nights, Saturdays and Sundays.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Prior experience preferred. Must be able to drive a forklift.
LANGUAGE SKILLSGood command of the English language a must. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.
REASONING ABILITYAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSMust be forklift certified and have successfully completed the Daylight Transport Dock Training Program.
PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENTThe 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 is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.