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Job type: Supply Chain
Job level: Graduates
Where: Columbus, Ohio, United States view map

Company Description

“We’re not in the shipping business; we’re in the information business” -Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder

Global supply chain management is what we do, but at the heart of Expeditors you will find professionalism, leadership, and a friendly environment, all of which foster an innovative, customer service-based approach to logistics.

  • 15,000 trained professionals
  • 250+ locations worldwide
  • Fortune 500
  • Globally unified systems

Job Description

Responsible for accurate receiving, loading, storing and executing shipment orders. Knows and understands their responsibility in a contingency plan or crisis situation. Must be able to work the shift pattern as required by the branch. Execute updates in computer system via operational tools provided.

Inbound Freight: Counts all products, take weight, compares to manifest and checks all shipments for damage, shortage, overage and any other discrepancies. Reports shortages, damages and/or discrepancies on appropriate forms. If assigned, must be a qualified forklift driver, unloads inbound shipments safely and moves product to assigned storage locations.

Storage: Maximizes space usage. Properly and safely puts away items onto the racks, locations and or ready rows using company system and scripts. 

Cargo handling: Ensures that the correct number and type of product are being handled. Transports orders to shipping locations or assigned doors with material handling equipment (forklift, squeeze, pallet jacket). Review markings, address on cargo and ensure correct reference labels are on the cargo.  

Outbound Freight: Compares quantity, labeling and address with order to ensure outgoing shipments are complete and correct. Sign necessary documents to ensure record keeping along with the usage of system scripts. Efficiently moves product into outbound delivery vehicles.  

Facility / Equipment: Maintains equipment and ensures warehouse areas are neat, clean of debris and in an orderly fashion. Operates equipment safely and efficiently. Complies with all local, OSHA and Expeditors’ standards.

Inventory: Keeps accurate records and reports. Assists in physical inventories and cycle counts. May key inventory adjustments into system. 

Other Duties: Repacks or re-boxes cases per customer instructions. Repairs and re-boxes damaged goods as required. Operates shrink-wrap machine, manual shrink-wrap, apply plastic and metal bands if assigned.

Security: Ensure all necessary federal and company guidelines are completed for TSA and CCSF requirements. Will require to be detailed oriented, execute company procedures and policies.  

Qualifications

A. Education (preferred level) high school degree.

B. Experience (minimum level of direct experience in a similar position) 6 months or more.

C. Knowledge/ Skills: Must be able to read, count accurately, do simple math (add, subtract, divide, multiply) and write legibly. Must be capable of standing and walking for extended periods.

Must be able to twist, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level and crouch on a frequent basis. Must be able to use proper lifting techniques. The ability to follow directions with emphasis on safety is extremely important. Must be able to handle stress caused in meeting deadlines with tight scheduling requirements. Must be able to shift priorities easily. Must be able to use hands and feet simultaneously and for repetitive movements. 

D. Special Requirements: Must have excellent work habits. Must pass a background check,     

    if applicable in state, region or geography. Must be familiar with warehouse systems. 

    Fork-lift certification may be required within 6 months of employment. 

Additional Information

Expeditors offers excellent benefits

  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Time 
  • Health Plan: Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision
  • Life and Long Term Disability Insurance 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan 
  • Training and Personnel Development Program

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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