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Warehouse Agent/Forklift Operator

Date: 07-Aug-2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Panalpina

Req ID: 160843
Job Function: Logistics
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Regular Employment
Job Level: Entry-level
Department: Logistics Ops (LOG-11), Logistics


Location: Pasadena (PAS), United States

Contract Type: Regular Employment

Full time/Part time: Full-time

Travel Required: 0%

Start Date: 17/06/2019

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining intercontinental Air and Ocean Freight with comprehensive Value-Added Logistics Services and Supply Chain Services. We operate a global network with some 500 branches in more than 80 countries, and employ approximately 15,000 people worldwide.

We are looking to hire a Warehouse Agent/Forklift Operator at our Pasadena, TX location to help meet our customer's service expectations by processing shipments in a safe and accurate manner, ensuring operational excellence, high productivity and customer satisfaction.


* Acknowledge receipt/delivery of freight by signing the relevant documents and stating any irregularities, if applicable

* Issue warehouse receipt and distribute along with other documents to the operational departments

* Assign location of freight, based on its nature

* Keep record of shipments by entering data in the application (if available)

* Take weight and measurements upon receipt of freight

* Load/unload consignments by hand and with forklift and compare freight with documents to avoid any discrepancies

* Assure accurate labeling of freight by double-checking that marks on freight and warehouse receipt number correspond to the transport document

* Operate all equipment by keeping the safety of the personnel and freight in mind

* Report hazardous cargo and any irregularities (damages, pilferage, 'short' conditions) immediately to supervisor

* File, store and keep record of whereabouts of the operational files

* Keep warehouse neat, clean and organized

* Advise supervisor immediately of any equipment failure

* Advise supervisor of need to re-order supplies in due time

* Assure that complete documentation accompanies freight leaving the dock and that documents for freight received are handed over to the corresponding department

* Assure proper storage and handling of freight, including, but not limited to, making sure that pallets are stable and in good condition


* High school diploma or equivalent

* Minimum of one year experience working in a fast-paced warehouse environment

* Minimum of one year experience operating forklifts to transport heavy cargoes

* Proficient in Panalpina warehouse applications (if available)

* Working knowledge of warehouse hazards, HAZMAT certification is a plus


* Customer-focused with a strong attention to detail

* Team player and readily adapts to changing priorities and deadlines

* Collaborates and communicates effectively with Internal and External customers

* Adheres to principles and values

* Willing to follow directions and observe safety guidelines

* Good judgment skills and ability to make decisions


* Must be able to communicate effectively in English in a professional business environment

Specifics for Job / Environment

* The position is located in our Humble, TX location

* The work environment is a warehouse/office/outdoors setting

* Due to fluctuating customer and business requirements must be willing to frequently work overtime, including holidays and weekends

* When working outdoors, there may be exposure to environmental factors such as extreme heat, rain, wind and high humidity during day and night shifts

* The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud

* Ability to lift up to 80 lbs. on a continuous basis


* The duties listed above are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed and are subject to change as the needs of the organization and requirements of the job change.

* In order to be considered for this position you must apply online.

* Applications outside of the geographic region for position applied will not be considered, unless otherwise noted in job posting.

Panalpina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Our vision is to deliver reliable Supply Chain Solutions that add value to our Customers--everytime!