Freight and Furniture Handler

Freight and Furniture Handlers load and unload trucks, containers and rail cars, and transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport and storage facilities.
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$1317 per week
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    Moderate

    Overview

    Freight and Furniture Handlers load and unload trucks, containers and rail cars, and transfer cargo between ships and other forms of transport and storage facilities.

    Day-to-day

    • labelling goods with customers' details and destinations
    • loading goods into trucks, containers and rail wagons, and securing loads
    • assisting to tie down loads and cover them with tarpaulins
    • guiding truck drivers into loading bays and through confined spaces
    • performing clerical functions to record and check cargo on arrival, storage and despatch
    • opening and closing hatches and securing cargo to prevent shifting during voyages
    • transferring loads using moving equipment and directing equipment operations using communication systems
    • stacking cargo on pallets, trays, flats and slings to facilitate transfer to and from ships.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Freight and Furniture Handler

    • You can work as a Freight or Furniture Handler without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in transport and logistics (rail operations), road transport (freight handler), warehousing operations, driving operations or stevedoring might be helpful.

    Skills employers are looking for

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