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Freight handlers are dependable individuals who take part in managing the movement of the cargo of both incoming and outgoing freight. In the logistics industry where companies rely on smooth cargo movements and transportation, freight handlers play an important role in daily operations. 

 

Freight handlers work in a variety of settings. They are employed in various industries like airlines, railroad, manufacturing, and shipping, among others. Freight handlers typically work on a full-time basis on a daytime schedule. Depending on the industry, they may work in shifts around the clock, on weekends, and holidays as needed. 

 

A job description will help hiring managers in searching for the right freight handler. It reflects the job expectations, tasks, and qualifications for interested job seekers. In attracting the ideal candidate, hiring managers need to approach the job description as a job seeker would. What will make a lasting impression? What keywords will stand out? Will the content of the job description be engaging and catchy? These are some things that hiring managers must keep in mind.  Do not be afraid to be creative. In a sea of job listings and vacancies, what will make your freight handler listing stand out and make a mark on candidates?

 

Responsibilities of a Freight Handler

 

As the name implies, freight handlers are in charge of incoming and outgoing deliveries and moving them to storage. They stay in constant communication with other team members and supervisors to monitor the movement of freight. Depending on the instructions, freight handlers document freight and attach labels for proper record and identification. 

 

Freight handlers move cargo either manually, if safe, or use special equipment like forklifts, dollies, and pallet trucks for heavier items. Because it is a physically demanding job, freight handlers are responsible for observing proper safety guidelines, body mechanics, and using personal protective gear on the job. 

 

Furthermore, freight handlers use padding, straps, and ropes to prevent any damage to freight during movement. They adhere to weight restrictions and policies at all times. Lastly, freight handlers document all movements and transactions within the facility.

 

Skills and Qualifications of a Freight Handler

Most companies require candidates to have a high school diploma or GED. Employers provide orientation and on-the-job training for new hires. Prior work experience in the same role is advantageous, although, may not be required. Candidates with certification to operator forklifts are preferred. 

The ideal candidate for freight handler has the ability to follow verbal and written instructions well. Candidates must be able to listen well and communicate with supervisors and other team members. Additionally, familiarity with warehouse management software is a definite plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other computer systems is likewise beneficial.  Finally, candidates must have the physical strength to lift or carry heavy objects and materials. They must be willing to spend most of their time on their feet, bend, stand, walk, and work evenings, on weekends, and holidays, if required. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Freight Handler

What is the best way to find and hire a Freight Handler near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Freight Handler applicants. Employers posting their Freight Handler job on Indeed get about 16 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Freight Handler applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Freight Handler are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 5 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Freight Handler positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Freight Handler role?
SMS has 92% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Freight Handler job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Freight Handlers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 176% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Freight Handler applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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