Warehouse Worker (88H Cargo Specialist)
Company: United States Army
Posted on: November 12, 2021
Cargo specialists help ensure Army forces receive supplies,
weapons, equipment and mail - on a daily basis, all over the world.
They are primarily responsible for transferring or supervising the
transfer of passengers, cargo and equipment to and from air, land
and water transport by manual and mechanical methods.
Inspect, count and document cargo utilizing both manual and
automated data processing systems
Load and unload supplies and equipment from ships, docks, beaches,
railheads, boxcars, warehouses, motor vehicles and aircraft
Operate and maintain all types and sizes of winches, cranes and
Create load plans for air shipment and ocean liner vessels
Operate ocean liner vessel equipment
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services
Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you
better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are
best for you.
Job training for a cargo specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic
Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training
with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the
classroom and part in the field.
Some of the skills you'll learn are:
Operation and care of forklifts, power winches, container handlers
Techniques for loading and storing cargo
Techniques for planning and scheduling cargo shipments
Safety procedures for handling potentially dangerous cargo
Experience operating heavy equipment such as container handlers,
forklifts and cranes
Interest in working around airport, railways, seaports and ocean
Enjoy physical work
Interest in business mathematics
REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
General Maintenance (GM): 88
Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay,
and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
EARN CASH FOR IN DEMAND JOBS
You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting
under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in
Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based
scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend
for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with
trucking firms, air cargo companies and shipping lines. You'll be
able to consider a future as an industrial truck operator, a
stevedore, a longshoreman, a material handler or a cargo
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PAYS) PROGRAM
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian
employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program.
The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job
interview with military friendly employers that are looking for
experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find
out more about the Army PaYS Program at
Ruan Transportation Mgt. Sys. Inc.
D. M. Bowman, Inc.
Liquid Transport Corp
Transport Corporation of America, Inc.
Sentinel Transportation, LLC
Nationwide Truck Brokers, Inc.
J. B. Hunt Transportation, Inc.
Total Quality Logistics, LLC
TMC Transportation, Inc.
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