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Freight Handler/Dock to Driver

326 Mitkof Hwy, Petersburg, AK 99833, USA Req #582
Tuesday, November 7, 2023


Alaska Marine Trucking is looking to hire energetic, adventurous, and hard-working individuals like you to join our team!  We offer competitive wages, paid time off, medical, dental, vision and prescription benefits, a 401k, and plenty of opportunities to grow personally and professionally.  If you are looking for an exciting and fast-paced career that is both challenging and rewarding, Alaska Marine Trucking is where you want to be!

Alaska Marine Trucking provides and manages local freight distribution services in Alaska which includes loading, unloading, warehousing, pickup and delivery. Alaska Marine Trucking works closely with Alaska Marine Lines in coastal communities throughout Southeast, Central, and Western Alaska.

We currently have an opening for a Freight Handler/Dock to Driver in Petersburg, Alaska. This is a Full Time position which offers family friendly benefits, a competitive pay package and professional growth.

Currently, our benefit package includes:

Paid time off – start with 17 days paid time off a year (PTO)+ additional extended leave paid time
Paid Holidays– 8 paid holidays a year in addition to PTO

Health Insurance – medical, dental and vision with low employee contributions

Health Insurance for your family– we also contribute to medical, dental and vision for your family.
401(k)– with company match + additional annual retirement contribution.
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program
Life Insurance and AD&D
– we pay at no cost to you.
Long term disability– we pay at no cost to you.
Opportunities for internal promotions/career advancement

Be part of our Team and create big possibilities in your life with a challenging and rewarding career at Alaska Marine Trucking.

Alaska Marine Trucking (AMT) is hiring for our Dock to Driver Training Program designed to pay for CDL Training for employees who would like to obtain their Class-A CDL. Successful candidates will be hired as Freight Handlers with the expectation that they will become Class-A Drivers through the dock to driver training program. While working as a freight handler the employee will learn our processes and procedures both on the dock and while on delivery routes. During the training period the successful candidates are expected to work through the process of acquiring a CDL with AMT and our training partners. All CDL training costs will be covered by Alaska Marine Trucking.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned to support the department or other departments as time allows.

  • Safety is Lynden’s first responsibility to our employees and our customers. This position is a safety-sensitive position and the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner is required.
  • Inspect truck and trailer for defects to ensure safe operating condition before, during, and following trips; complete and submit daily vehicle inspection form.
  • Check shipping papers for proper descriptions of commodities (including hazardous materials), weight, packaging, marking, labeling, and other information necessary to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of customer freight.
  • Collect payment for goods delivered and for delivery charges when necessary.
  • Maneuver vehicle in safe and efficient manner while transporting cargo in situations such as heavy traffic, inclement weather, and difficult loading or unloading facilities.
  • Maintain telephone or radio contact with Dispatcher.
  • Operate forklifts with lifting capacity between 3,000# and 8,000# to move freight between equipment, warehouse, and yard locations.
  • Load and unloads truck/trailer, securing shipments using a variety of cargo straps, ropes, lumber, etc.; this process may involve climbing up and on to the deck of a flatbed, on to a flatbed load, and/or into and out of containers and trailers as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of company property, to include sweeping of warehouse floor, equipment, and other service center facility housekeeping duties as required.
  • Report all safety hazards, incidents, and/or accidents involving cargo, vehicles, driver, personnel, or citizens at large.
  • Maintain records required for compliance with State, Federal, and corporate rules and regulations including but not limited to the following: vehicle inspections, hazardous material manifests, and permits.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess mechanical inclination and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position; employee customarily works at least 40 hours/week on a planned continuous basis. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or equivalent and a Commercial Learners Permit from the State of Alaska.


Ability to read, interpret, and write documents such as bills of ladings, tariffs, delivery receipts, military documents, procedure manuals, employee and safety rules and manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively and clearly with customers, vendors, managers, and other employees.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical solutions.


  • Ability to obtain a Class-A CDL from the State of Alaska
  • Ability to understand detailed written and oral instructions; ability to prioritize and problem-solve in time/safety-sensitive situations; ability to read and understand wire and hydraulic schematics.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions, and the ability to prioritize and problem-solve in time/safety-sensitive situations.
  • Ability to organize and follow through to completion projects and tasks assigned or assumed; ability to provide objective and decisive action(s) necessary to resolve any/all issues with minimal disruption to operational performance.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and handle demanding customers’ needs.
  • Detail oriented, good interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
  • Must be flexible to work extended hours and adaptable to change.
  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure and handle demanding customers’ needs.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and reports in the provided maintenance software.
  • Must be capable of working with little or no supervision as well as working as part of a team.


  • AK Class-A Commercial Learners Permit with no restrictions
  • Pass the following written tests for endorsements:
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Tanker
    • Doubles/Triples
  • Driving record must meet State of Alaska, FMCSA and Alaska Marine Trucking’s requirements for CDL
  • Ability to obtain Medical Examiner’s Certificate
  • Eligible for Transportation Worker Identification Credential
  • Ability to obtain forklift certification for operating fork trucks with lifting capacities between 3,000# and 8,000#.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear while communicating with customers, drivers and co-workers during the normal course of daily activities; the employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch while inspecting vehicles and other equipment.
  • The employee is regularly required to use hands, arms and fingers to perform the normal duties of the job such as steering, manipulating, and/or operating controls and lifting, transporting, moving, and/or securing freight and other objects, inspecting equipment, and entering computer data.
  • Employee must be able to use eyes, hands and fingers to keyboard, operate phones, fax, radios, and other office machinery.
  • The employee is regularly required to hear, speak, and listen while communicating with telephones, radios and in person with customers and coworkers.
  • The employee must possess close, distance, peripheral and depth perception.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel and/or crouch around equipment and facilities.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus during the normal course of the job.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds; occasionally, the employee might be required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • The ability to work on a warehousing dock.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is regularly exposed to fumes, airborne particles, vibration, toxic or caustic chemicals, wet, and/or humid conditions and occasionally works in high, precarious places.
  • The employee occasionally works in an environment with a risk of electric shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to loud.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, including incremental Arctic cold conditions and extreme heat and cold.


A post-conditional offer of successfully passing an employment drug test and background investigation are required.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Alaska Marine Trucking is an equal opportunity employer.

At Alaska Marine trucking, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will be considered.

Other details

  • Job Family 0300-Cargo Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 326 Mitkof Hwy, Petersburg, AK 99833, USA