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Part-time Sort Observation for Package Handler

at FedEx Ground in Cedar Rapids, IA

Auto req ID 70044BR
Posting Title Sort Observation for Package Handler Positions
Date of Sort Observation 02-Jul-2015
Start Time 6:00 P.M.
Domicile Location P524
City Cedar Rapids
Address 985 Capital Drive SW
State Iowa
Zip Code 52404
Additional Sort Observation Info Call 319-841-4030 with questions.
Job Summary

If you are unable to attend this sort observation, please check for other available dates and/or times at:

FedEx Ground specializes in cost-effective small package shipping, offering dependable business-to-business delivery and convenient residential service. Our network safely and efficiently moves millions of packages each day utilizing some of the best technology in the industry. FedEx Ground Package Handlers load and unload sorted packages in a fast-paced environment and ensure that FedEx Ground continues to deliver packages to its customers on time and with care. FedEx Ground facilities typically have multiple sorts operating daily in each location. During the sort, Package Handlers are responsible for the physical loading, unloading and/or sorting of packages by hand, including lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and placing, in a safe and efficient manner. Package Handlers may be assigned to or rotate through various areas and positions such as Loader, Unloader and Quality Assurance.

Individuals who are interested in being considered for a Package Handler position are required to attend a sort observation before completing an employment application.

If you are already on that site, click the Attend a Sort Observation button below and register for the sort observation you selected.

During the sort observation, you will see an actual sort in operation and obtain a realistic preview of the Package Handler job. To attend a Sort Observation at one of our facilities acceptable footwear is required. The most appropriate footwear is any flat bottomed shoe or boot that covers the entire foot. Some examples would include closed toe shoes such as tennis shoes/sneakers or boots.

Package Handlers at FedEx Ground

-Are eligible for medical, dental and vision benefits as well as vacation and holiday pay, after completion of an eligibility period

-Are eligible for pay increases within the first six months of employment

-Have career advancement opportunities in our “promote from within” environment

-May participate in the company’s tuition assistance program

-Must be at least 18 years of age

Essential Functions of the Package Handler position

-Utilize “hand-to-surface” methods for all package handling

-Load and unload packages onto or from delivery vehicles, trailers, conveyor system carts and load gratings

-Lift, carry, push and pull packages on a continuous and repetitive basis for approximate shifts of two to four hours

-Determine the appropriate conveyor system by scanning packages, reading labels and charts, verifying numbers and memorizing information and sorts packages accordingly

Minimum Education None

Required Skills and Abilities

-Ability to understand and follow instruction regarding work duties and safety methods

-Ability to discern numbers and information in order to sort packages correctly

-Ability to use basic tools and equipment such as skate wheel rollers, dock carts, hand-held scanners, chutes and unloading devices

-Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work well in a fast-paced team

Reasonable accommodations are available for qualified individuals with disabilities for the Sort Observation and throughout the subsequent application process.

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