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 Forward Air has been a leader in the expedited ground transportation industry for 25 years. Our portfolio of services has evolved to meet each customer's unique shipping needs, including expedited linehaul (TL & LTL), pick-up and delivery, intermodal drayage (CST), pool distribution (FAS) and specialized temperature-controlled logistics services (TQI). Forward Air is a publicly traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years.

As an industry leader- we are dedicated to finding the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.


Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available.

 

 

Facility Maintenance

Department: Forward Air LTL
Location: Des Plaines , IL

Company Overview: 

Forward Air, Inc. has a network of freight terminals located near airports across the U.S. and Canadian cities. The foundation product for Forward Air is our expedited LTL service, offering highly reliable transit and on-time, damage-free deliveries between cities every day.  By locating terminals near airports and maintaining a scheduled transportation network, we are a convenient and consistent service provider with broad geographic coverage.  

As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.

Position : Facility Maintenance  

Core Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Performs or scheduled or needed repairs on facility items including but not limited to dock doors, dock plates, fence, gates, painting, light repair, replacement, etc.
  • Perform routine building maintenance
  • Perform minor cosmetic repairs
  • Conduct various analysis and inspections to determine the most cost effective means of maintenance, repair, or replacement
  • Maintain regular and dependable attendance
  • Maintain work area, tools, and equipment
  • Operate a variety of diagnostic instruments and a variety of hand, electric, and air-driven tools
  • Perform Data Entry in Maintenance Software to track repairs
  • Keep shop and company tools clean and in good working order
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements 

Requirements: 

  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Desire for a long-term career with an industry leading company
  • Ability to present and maintain a positive corporate image in a fast paced environment
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments
  • All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation and drug screens
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (extended hours as required)
  • Must have basic set of tools

Skills: 

  • Ideal candidate will possess a “can do" attitude with a “will do" work ethic
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Benefits for Full Time Employees:  

  •  Performance bonuses available
  •  Industry leading benefits package
  •  Paid holidays & vacations
  •  Great advancement opportunities 

 

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

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