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    Freight Forwarding Apprentice

    Franklin Park, Illinois, USA
    Career Level
    Employment Type, Work Type
    Full time
    Publishing Date, ID-Nr.
    , 313870

    Your tasks

    The Freight Forwarding Apprentice is responsible to participate in the two-year learning/work program through Harper Community College and DB Schenker. A freight forwarding apprentice will assist to organize shipments to move goods from the Schenker Shippers to end customers or final point of distribution. Apprentices will rotate through all relevant department in Airfreight / Ocean Freight and Customs Brokerage. The Apprentice will attain an Associates Degree with a department of Labor Certification. Upon successful completion of the Program the Apprentice employee will be placed in the Branch or Operations Center Air/Ocean or Brokerage. Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Meet with Harper Student Apprentice Coaches and DB Schenker mentors for updates and guidance throughout the program.
    • Attend to all required college classes and DB Schenker training.
    • Responsible to participate in the assignment rotations assigned by DB Schenker management.
    • Assist and learn the task to prepare and assemble all documents as necessary for imports and exports.
    • Assist and learn to prepare, route, and cut air bills and manifests.
    • Assist and learn to correct billings and issue debit and credit memos for customers
    • Assist and learn how to arrange for pick up and movement of freight to gateways.
    • Assist and learn to expedite inbound import traffic to facilitate customs clearance
    • Assist and learn to Initiate and maintain customer master profiles to have correction information on hand in order to offer consistent service
    • Assist and learn to Key in U.S. Customs entry line items into the Import CHB Computer System and submit entry to customs
    • Assist and learn to communicate information and instructions to/from vendors
    • Assist and learn how to help research and resolve operational problems.
    • Other Duties as assigned. Deliverables & Achievables:
    • Passing of Harper College Logistics Classes
    • Completion of rotational Training Plan Chicago Branch and Operations Center
    • Attain Department of Labor Certification


    Details/Specification/Explanation of the role specific skills This is an entry-level position. Good interpersonal skills required. High school diploma or equivalent required. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


    We offer a number of plans for a variety of health care services and supplies, including preventative care, inpatient and outpatient services and prescription drugs.

    The option for separate vision coverage for eye exams, frames, and contact lenses.

    The option for separate dental coverage to cover preventative major and basic dental services.

    The company offers a pre-tax 401(k) contribution plan with a company match.

    Direct Deposit
    We offer direct deposit to all employees.

    On a calendar year basis, the Company pays all employees 6 major holidays, including New Year's Days, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

    Our offer

    At DB Schenker, you are part of a global logistics network that connects the world. A network that allows you to shape your career by encouraging you to contribute and truly make a difference. With more than 76,000 colleagues worldwide, we welcome diversity and thrive on individual backgrounds, perspectives and skills. Together as one team, we are Here to move.


    Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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