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Dockworker (Hostler)

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Fridley, MN, US, 55432

Company: XPO Logistics

 

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.

 

What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Move trailers throughout the property
  • Use appropriate motorized and manual equipment, including pallet jack, forklift and by hand, as needed
  • Efficiently load freight a minimum of 1 day per week
  • Operate a hostler in all types of weather; safely walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Safely operate heavy equipment, including a converter dolly
  • Work in a safe, efficient manner while adhering to company safety policies
  • Use mobile handheld devices to scan and track shipments

 

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • To be at least 18 years of age
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability to do basic math calculations, with and without a calculator
  • To pass a company-paid, post-offer, pre-hire (physical essential functions) test
  • 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
  • Basic written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to succeed with a strong attention to detail

 

This job requires the ability to:           

  • Lift objects of various shapes, sizes and weights up to 50 lbs. frequently and greater than 70 lbs. occasionally
  • Reach (including above your head), bend, climb, push, pull, twist, squat and kneel
  • Walk and stand for extended periods of time on a loading dock that is not climate-controlled and may be slippery
  • Efficiently 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 operate heavy equipment, including moving, positioning and connecting/disconnecting a converter dolly with an average weight/pull force of approximately 128 lbs.

Be part of something big.

 

Eligible participants who are hired while the program is in effect will receive a $1500 sign-on bonus, subject to repayment if the employee voluntarily terminates their employment with XPO Logistics within the first 6 months. Bonuses are subject to all applicable taxes. All other rules governing this program will apply. Current XPO employees are not eligible for sign-on bonuses.

 

A $1000 retention bonus will be paid to those eligible participants who are hired while the program is in effect and attain 6 months of continuous employment with XPO Logistics in their current qualified position. Eligible participants who are hired while the program is in effect and attain 12 months of continuous employment in their current qualified position will receive another $1000 bonus. The bonuses are subject to all applicable taxes. All other rules governing this program will apply. Current XPO employees are not eligible for retention bonuses.

 

 

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: Minneapolis