Job opportunity
Dare to grow Job reference 86601

Freight Handler Forklift Operator Lead

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

CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Over 44,000 dedicated employees, working in 11 regional clusters around the globe, deliver operational excellence- to provide viable answers to the most challenging supply chain questions. We operate nationally throughout the U.S. with opportunities throughout the nation. Our North American headquarters are located in Houston, TX. 


CEVA offers competitive incentive packages, exceptional benefits and an exceptional culture for career building. Start your career with CEVA and build on our Foundations:  Unity, Growth and Excellence.  CEVA people are passionate about supply chain management.








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.




  • 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.






  • 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.
    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.
    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.