How to apply for a job at FedEx Ground

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In 2021, FedEx Ground delivered more than three billion packages.

The company is growing, and they're always looking for new employees to join their talent network.

If you're a job seeker, you may like to apply for a position as a FedEx Ground driver or package handler.

Before you submit your application, take some time to read the following guide.

In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about FedEx Ground. We'll explain the minimum job requirements and answer the most frequently asked questions.

Plus, we'll help you with your application and share our top resume tips.

What is FedEx Ground?

Federal Express, or FedEx, opened in 1973. It’s an international delivery and shipping company with different divisions and sectors.

They're famous for their large workforce, with over 245,000 employees worldwide. FedEx is one of the largest contractors for the federal government.

FedEx Ground is a division of FedEx. They only use ground transport, such as trucks, rail, and vans with delivery drivers. There’s a parcel weight limit of 150 lbs.

This service guarantees day-definite delivery within the U.S. Customers can expect their parcels to arrive between one and five days, excluding weekends. If the parcel doesn’t arrive at the scheduled time, FedEx Ground offers a money-back or credit guarantee.

They also deliver to Alaska and Hawaii, which can take up to seven days.

It’s a cost-effective, reliable service, and customers can track their packages every step of the way.

Why would you want to work at FedEx Ground?

FedEx team members get a range of benefits and perks. If you’re a full-time FedEx Ground employee, you can expect comprehensive health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance.

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If you’re an employee at FedEx Ground, you may have access to holiday pay with up to 11 paid days off each year.

The company offers a competitive salary. And when you have enough experience, you can step up the career ladder with their employment pathways.

There is a range of job opportunities. For example, you could be a FedEx Ground driver, package handler, operations manager, or truck driver.

The company also hires independent contractors to service different delivery areas.

It’s a diverse workforce, and they have clear health and safety and anti-discrimination policies.

Want to learn more? You can browse open positions at FedEx Ground on our job board.

What are the employee requirements for FedEx Ground?

If you want to be a FedEx employee, you'll need to be at least 18 years old. And you should have a high school diploma or equivalent.

You'll need to pass a background check and have good customer service skills.

You should be confident reading and writing in English and have basic computer skills. You'll need to label packages correctly, track and trace them online, and deliver them to the right address.

The soft skills you'll need to be a successful FedEx Ground contractor include teamwork, good communication, adaptability, and reliability.

Physical requirements

Depending on the position, there may be a few physical requirements. For example, if you want to be a FedEx package handler, you should be able to lift 40 lbs. Some jobs may require you to lift 55 lbs.

You should be able to lift from floor level to above shoulder height. And you must be able to meet the demands of constant walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing, pushing, pulling, and repetitive lifting.

You can do these tasks with or without reasonable accommodations.

Availability requirements

If you want a FedEx job, you'll need to be comfortable with a flexible roster.

You'll need to be available on a full-time schedule, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Other requirements

For some delivery driver positions, you may need a safe driving record and a valid driver's license.

You may also need to maintain a Department of Transportation (DOT) file.

How to apply for a job at FedEx Ground

If you want to fill out a FedEx Ground application, these are the steps you’ll need to follow:

Step 1: Browse open positions on Jobcase’s job board.

When you find a position you're interested in, read the job description. Do the duties match your experience?

Step 2: Visit the FedEx Ground application page.

Create an online username and password by entering your email address. You must have an active email account to apply for all team member positions.

If you're a returning visitor, you can log in to the careers page using your existing username and password.

Step 3: Complete the application. Make sure you specify your desired schedule and highlight any previous freight or warehouse experience you have.

After this, you may need to complete an online aptitude test. If the hiring manager thinks you may be a good fit, they’ll invite you to a phone interview.

Top tips for your FedEx application

Before you submit your application, read our top tips:

  • Upload a resume and highlight your previous experience

  • Read the job description carefully and make sure you meet the requirements

  • Make sure your driver’s license is current for delivery jobs

  • Check your application for spelling and grammatical errors

  • Research the company and understand the role

  • Be prepared for a phone interview

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Potential FedEx phone interview questions

If you pass the initial application process, FedEx Ground will ask you for a phone interview.

It's a quick general interview to see if the hiring manager thinks you could be a good fit for their talent network.

Some of the questions they may ask include:

  • What shifts can you work?

  • Why do you want a FedEx job?

  • How do you deal with problems that may occur in the workplace?

  • Where did you hear about the job?

  • Have you worked in a warehouse or handled packages before?

  • What is your biggest strength?

  • Where do you see yourself in five years?

  • Do you have any questions about FedEx Ground employment?

If you want more help preparing for an interview, visit our frequently asked job interview questions page.

What happens if you pass the FedEx phone interview?

If it’s a successful phone interview, you may receive a job offer.

Alternatively, they may ask you to come in for an in-person job interview.

Frequently asked questions about the FedEx Ground application process

FedEx is a popular employer. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions from job seekers:

How will I know if my application went through?

You’ll receive an email notification once your application is in their system.

How long does it take to hear back about the status of my application?

Many current employees say that they heard back from FedEx Ground within two to four days.

A few team members said they heard back the same day and were asked for a quick phone interview. They praise FedEx Ground for having a quick, transparent application and selection process.

I didn’t get the job. Can I apply right away for another position?

Yes. Always make sure to check the open vacancies on Jobcase and through FedEx’s Career Center search portal for the most up-to-date information.

If hired, will they pay me for attending orientation?

Yes. Once your background check clears, you’ll be given onboarding documents and encouraged to schedule and attend an orientation session.

They’ll pay you at your base rate of pay.

I got a job at FedEx Ground. What do I wear to work?

If you get a job, you’ll need to wear the FedEx uniform.

This includes pants, t-shirts, hats, and winter attire that features the FedEx Ground logo.

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How much does a FedEx Ground employee make?

The FedEx Ground salary varies depending on the position, the candidate’s experience, and location.

On average, a package handler makes $14 per hour, an operations manager makes $21 per hour, and a delivery driver makes $15 per hour.

Where to find FedEx Ground jobs in your area

Want to find FedEx Ground jobs in your area?

Interested applicants can search for a FedEx Ground job on Jobcase and register via FedEx Ground's online portal.

Submitting your FedEx Ground application

Are you looking for work? Consider applying for a job at FedEx Freight's Ground division.

We gave you an introduction to the company and told you about some of the top employee benefits.

You read about the minimum requirements, and we gave you tips on how to apply for a job. Plus, we went through potential phone interview questions and the average salary for different job types.

Want more? You can browse freight jobs or visit Jobcase’s resource center for resume and interview help.

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