Transportation Dispatcher

May 05 2022
Job Description

Summary/Objective 
The Transportation Dispatcher is responsible to assist the Transportation Supervisor with dispatching, routing, and overall operations of the Transportation department.   

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assist with dispatching, routing, and tracking transportation vehicles.
  • Assist with the planning, organizing and management of the work for the transportation team, ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
  • Assist operations including setting route sequences for delivery, documentation, storage, safety and distribution of equipment and supplies and maintenance of inventory.
  • Conduct and monitor inventory load condition.
  • Minimize the amount of damaged goods.
  • Communicate issues or special directions from warehouse to transportation staff.
  • Follow all Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP).
  • Monitor and control Time and Temperature for storing, picking or transporting goods.
  • Assist with maintaining and monitoring the transportation management software (Samsara).

Miscellaneous

  1. Maintain a safe and secure working environment.
  2. Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  3. Follow all Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and procedures that relate to sanitation, food safety and pest control.
  4. Organize workflow to meet deadlines.
  5. Clean and respond to any spills immediately.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Competencies

  1. Organizational Skills
  2. Time Management Skills
  3. Ethical Conduct
  4. Provide prompt and courteous service.
  5. Maintain a professional appearance and a neat work environment.
  6. Practice and promote teamwork.
  7. High level of confidentiality.
  8. Competent keyboard skills to produce accurate and well-presented reports.
  9. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and web browsers. 
  10. Organize and maintain local Transport Department File system.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position, and schedule hours of work and days will be based to support our Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. operational hours.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility in a safe and satisfactory manner.  Work under minimal supervision, apply logic and reasoning to solve complex problems, use sound judgement and discretion in performing work duties. Requires excellent written and oral communications skills. Ability to listen, persuade, and influence skills in dealing with all levels of employees, clients and vendors.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, bend, climb and twist; requires activities involving being around moving machinery, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, and exposure to dust, fumes, and gases.

Travel
No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Knowledge of transportation process.
  2. Desire to learn and grow.
  3. Must have attention to detail, excellent customer service and front of the line support.
  4. Ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance 
Authorized to work in the United States.

AAP/EEO Statement 
Equal Opportunity Employer: Company is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, arrest and court record, credit history, domestic or sexual violence victim status, veteran/military status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Other Duties
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 at any time with or without notice.