Forklift Operator

XPO Logistics Inc. Des Moines , IA 50301

Posted 2 weeks ago

Solutions driven success.

XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you're looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO.

Pay, benefits and more.

  • Experienced forklift operators can start at $23.46/hour (approved locations only)

  • Full health insurance on day one

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Earn up to 13 days PTO over the course of your first year

  • 9 paid company holidays

  • 401(k) option with company match

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Education assistance

What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Efficiently sort, handle, load and unload palletized and non-palletized freight

  • Use appropriate motorized and manual equipment, including pallet jack, forklift and by hand

  • Secure freight inside trailers using appropriate tools and supplies

  • Work in a safe, efficient manner, adhering to company safety policies

  • Use mobile handheld devices to scan and track shipments

  • Work on a dock that is not climate-controlled for extended periods of time

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you'll need:

  • To be at least 18 years of age

  • Ability to do basic math calculations, with and without a calculator

  • Availability to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, nights and weekends, due to varying freight volumes

It'd be great if you also have:

  • Dock/warehouse experience in the transportation industry

  • Forklift experience in a freight/less-than-truckload environment

  • Experience loading and unloading trailers

  • Desire to succeed with a strong attention to detail

This job requires the ability to:

  • Lift freight and other objects of various shapes, sizes and weights (up to 50 lbs. frequently and greater than 70 lbs. occasionally)

  • Sort, handle, load and unload palletized and non-palletized freight using appropriate motorized and manual equipment, including a pallet jack, forklift and by hand

  • Safely walk and stand for extended periods of time on a loading dock that is not climate-controlled and may be slippery

  • Reach (including above your head), bend, climb, push, pull, twist, squat and kneel as necessary

Be part of something big.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

The above statements are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.

Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here.

Nearest Major Market: Des Moines

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Forklift Operator

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