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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Recruiting event for FedEx Package Handler Position

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Job Seeker Apr 26, 2017 Free  
Employment Specialist, Guest, Other Apr 26, 2017 Free  

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FedEx is seeking Package Handlers for their Portland location and will be opening its doors to job seekers with disabilities on April 26th from 3-5pm. Join us for this event to learn more and to get your foot in the door with one of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work for in America." Space is limited, so sign up today!

What to expect from the event:

The event will include a quick breakdown of the job and company, short video/presentation, a physical tour of the facility, and an opportunity to apply at the FedEx HR facility. This event is open to job seekers with disabilities, Employment Specialists, and support staff and is free to attend but it is essential that everyone who will be attending pre-registers, as FedEx will be creating badges for each attendee. 

***Please note, attendees of this event must wear closed-toed shoes and be 18 years of age or older.*** You will need to show ID and go through a security check point, so please leave an extra few minutes for getting into the building. When you arrive, take the 2nd FedEx entrance, park in employee parking, go into the guard shack and ask for HR. 

This position may not be for everyone, so check out the job description below before registering for this event. 



Job Summary

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 (PHs) may be assigned to or rotate through various areas and positions such as Loader, Unloader, Palletizer, Scan Weigh and Key (SWAK), Quality Assurance (QA), Facer, Switcher, etc.

Individuals who are interested in being considered for a Package Handler position are required to watch a virtual job preview before completing an employment application process. The virtual job preview, will provide a realistic preview of the Package Handler job.

Daily activities include assisting with warehouse operations and performing entry level warehouse and dock-related tasks, loading and unloading trucks, shipping and receiving, moving, handling and tracking packages and other material and assisting with transportation and distribution operations.

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
•Utilizes “hand-to-surface” methods for all package handling.
•Loads and unloads packages onto or from delivery vehicles, trailers, pallets, conveyor system carts and load gratings.
•Lifts, carries, pushes and pulls packages on a continuous and repetitive basis for approximate shifts of two to four hours.
•Determines the appropriate conveyor system by scanning packages, reading labels and charts, verifying numbers and memorizing information and sorts packages accordingly.
•Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Education

Minimum Experience
•No experience required

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 environment.
•PHs operating switching equipment must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a Department of Transportation (DOT) file.

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

Day shift M-F 2:30pm to 6pm
TL shift M-F 7pm to 11:30pm

ON shift M-F 11:30pm to 3:30am
SR shift 4am to 8am T-Sat

*All shift times may vary based on volume

EEO Statement

FedEx Ground is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer (Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans) committed to a diverse workforce

FedEx Careers Link Here




Getting to the event: The nearest bus stop is about 1 mile away, so attendees are encouraged to drive. 

Contact: Get in touch with Kali at Incight with any questions or requests for accommodations: (971) 244-0305 or

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, we can look you up on our handy smartphone app!

Accommodation: We are happy to provide accommodation with reasonable notice. Please contact Incight with requests at least 5 business days prior to this event. ASL interpreters will not be present unless requested and confirmed by Incight staff.

Who can attend this event?

Job seekers with disabilities are invited to participate, plus employment specialists, counselors, job developers, support staff, parents, teachers, etc..

What should I bring to the event?

Bring a pen and paper for note taking. You may bring support staff with you but please make sure they register so that we have plenty of space for everyone.

How do I learn about future Incight events?

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2460 NW Sundial Road
Troutdale, OR 97060

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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