Package Handler Job Description

What is a Package Handler?

A package handler is responsible for loading and unloading packages within a warehouse or from delivery vehicles. This position requires the moving, lifting, pushing, pulling, scanning and placing of packages, boxes and other freight goods safely and efficiently following the company's policies and guidelines. Career advancements include supervisory and managerial roles with a potential need for a bachelor's degree being obtained.

Although there is no educational requirement to be a package handler, good oral and written communication skills are a must with a high school diploma preferred. To meet maximum efficiency, the ideal candidate will be self-driven and motivated in providing high performance while adhering to company standards. Due to the nature of the work, there is a physical demand to lift and move heavy weights.

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Job Overview

Come work at Example Co., a leading firm in our industry in the metro area. We're pleased to have a 4.0 Glassdoor rating. We are looking to hire an experienced Package Handler to help us keep growing. If you're hard-working and dedicated, Example Co. is an ideal place to get ahead. Apply today!

Responsibilities for Package Handler

  • Load and unload packages from delivery vehicles
  • Lift and move heavy weights between destinations
  • Carry out work in accordance with company policies and guidelines
  • Sort cargo according to instructions provided as required
  • Work quickly and efficiently while adhering to safety standards
  • Process workload with minimal supervision
  • Ensure packages are not damaged throughout the process
  • Communicate effectively with relevant personnel to carry out tasks

Qualifications for Package Handler

  • Proven experience as a package handler is preferred
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Hardworking and diligent to produce results
  • Self-driven and motivated
  • Diligent in following instructions clearly
  • Able to work efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision
  • Physical ability to lift heavy weights of up to 100lbs
  • Able to work flexible hours including night shifts as required
  • Able to stand and walk around for long hours at a time

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