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Job opportunity
Dare to grow Job reference 103892
22/7/2021

Freight Handler Forklift Operator Lead

Location Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, United States
Team Contract Logistics
Working Hours Weekend

At CEVA, we believe that logistics is a people business, that’s why we create an environment of trust and team spirit - we encourage initiative and we empower our talent to grow in their careers.  We are supply chain experts and live and breathe it every day. We offer a broad range of services in Contract Logistics, Air, Ocean and Ground management thanks to our 78,000 employees, operating in more than 160 countries. At CEVA, we are passionate about our work and the value we deliver to our customers and as a company, we are growing at a fast pace - do you Dare to Grow with us?  

 

YOUR ROLE
Are you known for your equipment operation skills and passionate about warehouse logistics and organization? Do you enjoy leading others and working in a clean and efficient warehouse environment? If so, we have an opportunity that would allow you to oversee loading/unloading of freight and contribute to delivering results in a safe and efficient warehouse operation.

 

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

  • Develop and provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers at all times. Distribute work assignments, provide direction and train assigned team. Oversee responsibility for at least one major account and be effectively cross trained on all others to fill in as necessary.
  • Manage cargo from incoming trucks by removing from truck by hand or using manual equipment such as hand truck or pallet jack, or by using forklift.
  • Verify and note the count and condition of cargo received, knowing when to refuse or accept with notation. Record receipts to appropriate forms and/or log books.  Verify proper documentation is attached and resolve discrepancies.
  • Operate vehicle to transport materials to and from specified destinations in a safe and efficient manner. Perform all forklift requirements, including heavy and oversized pieces.  Develop load plans for trucks and containers, and anticipate equipment needs for a shipment. 
  • Sort cargo received by account or intended location and store in proper location.  Ensure that freight is labeled accurately to destination.
  • Oversee the special handling requirements and necessary documentation related to special cargo, including hazardous or sensitive materials.
  • Assume light packing duties and assist in export boxing area when needed.

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED; Minimum three years related experience. Minimum six months supervisory experience. Minimum two years industry experience, preferred.
  • Skills: Forklift Driver Certification; Valid state issued driver’s license, preferred. Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Ability to drive and/or operate heavy equipment. Ability to operate forklift, hand truck and pallet jack. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Characteristics: Responds promptly and professionally to customer needs and requests for service and assistance. Ability to command and control workflow processes. Ability to read, comprehend and complete basic checklists, forms or other related documentation. Ability to distribute work assignments, provide direction and train employees. Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

 

WHAT DO WE HAVE TO OFFER?

With a genuine culture of recognition, we want our employees to grow, develop and be part of our journey. We offer a benefits package with a focus on your wellbeing. This includes competitive Paid Time Off, 401(k), health insurance and an employee benefits platform that offers discounts on gym memberships and a diverse range of retail, travel, car and hospitality brands, including important offerings like pet insurance.

 

We are a team in every sense, and we support each other and work collaboratively to achieve our goals together.

 

It is our goal that you will be compensated for your hard work and commitment, so if you’d like to work for one of the top Logistics providers in the world then let’s work together to help you find your new role.

 

ABOUT TOMORROW

We value your professional and personal growth. That’s why we share plenty of career opportunities for you to thrive within CEVA. This role can be the first step on your career path with us.  You can stay in the same job family, find a new family to grow in (how about sales or supply chain?) or find your own path. Join CEVA for a challenging and rewarding career.

 

CEVA operates in a multicultural, global environment and is a richly diverse organization operating seamlessly as one company. We aim to attract, motivate and retain the best people in our industry, whatever their background.  We share the same passion to deliver world-class solutions to our customers. We have the best supply chain professionals in the industry and develop this talent in an inspiring work environment.

CEVA Logistics is proud to be an equal opportunity work place and an affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

Please note:  Legitimate CEVA Logistics recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn or via an official company email address: firstname.lastname@cevalogistics.com. We recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers from people with whom you are unfamiliar.