Warehouse Agent-ORD

Date:  Jul 3, 2024
Location: 

Chicago, Illinois, US

Custom Field 4: 
Company:  Worldwide Flight Services, Inc.
Compensation:  $18.65

About WFS

Join our Worldwide Flight Services family and contribute to the timely delivery of cargo shipment, luggage, business to customer delivery, and on-time flights while operating safely and securely.  We perform at the highest level for our customers every day, and strive to be an exceptional leader in our industry with our teams of cargo, passenger, ramp handling, and technical service experts in 164 airport locations, 18 countries, and on 5 continents.  Are you ready to take off on your next career with us?

Job Summary

The work of a Warehouse Agent includes the following: loading and unloading of cargo (mail, express, freight, and company material) on and off aircraft; the transporting of cargo between terminals and aircraft; the ramp transfers of cargo where required; the receiving, delivering, and physical handling of freight and company material, export at the designated docks, the completion of forms and messages related to and necessary for the performance of the designated locations of the functions described.  May be assigned to perform routine cleaning of work areas, ramps, and facilities with or without powered equipment.  May be assigned to assist in monitoring security of facility.  Comply with WFS site security procedures for assigned warehouse and other operations. Remain cognizant of WFS staff, security contractors, and visitors’ activities and report security breaches, suspicious occurrences, or non-compliance with the site security plan to managers or via the WFS whistleblower program.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for moving air cargo within designated warehouse.
  • Load and unload cargo from pallets and containers.
  • Build up cargo for outbound flights.
  • Break down cargo from import flights.
  • Facilitate the loading and unloading of cargo to and from semitrucks.
  • May operate basic cargo handling equipment such as forklift, aircraft pallets and pallet jacks.
  • Check freight for proper piece count, weight, dimensions and documents as appropriate when accepting or delivering cargo.
  • May transport cargo to and from aircraft driving 3,000 lb. vehicle using depth perception to negotiate vehicle with attached carts through congested area.  Read "off-load" sheets to determine destination of cargo.
  • While performing aircraft push-out and/or towing functions, engage in proper specific ground to cockpit communication via hand signals and voice commands, with and without, the assistance of sight or visual aids.
  • Ability to understand and react to verbal commands and safety warnings, with and without, assistance of sight or visual aids.

Minimum Requirements

  • HS Diploma, GED or Equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Valid driver's license.

 

**This job is covered by a collective bargaining agreement of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), a labor union which requires joining the TWU and paying union dues.** 

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to read, write, fluently speak and understand the English language.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts including weekends (i.e., Friday, Saturday and Sunday), holidays, and days off.
  • Ability to judge distances.
  • Ability to successfully communicate with others.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs.
  • Ability to work in a high-noise level environment.

Perks & Benefits

  • Want your pay in advance?  Access up to 50% of earned wages before payday and get paid up to two days early through the Branch app!
  • Are you a top performer who thrives on recognition?  On the spot awards offered through the Awardco Platform including gift cards and more!
  • Need quality medical care?   Multiple options for both full and part-time employees!
  • Want WFS Employee Extras? Travel Discounts, Pet insurance, Discount Shopping & More!
  • Looking to stay healthy and improve your life?  Wellness Programs offered to all employees!
  • Want to invest in your future?  401k program offered with company match!
  • Looking to grow and have a career with us?  Opportunity for Internal Mobility and transfers available!

 

WFS is an equal opportunity employer committed to employment equity and inclusion. We accept applications from all qualified individuals.