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Dispatcher

Company 
LTI, Inc
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Class 
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status 
Exempt

More information about this job

Overview

Summary:

Directs and coordinates the pick-up and delivery of inbound and outbound cargo for which LTI, Inc. has agreed to provide ground transportation. Works with limited supervision with independent decision making responsibility within the scope of dispatching cargo for LTI, Inc.

 

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directs trucking dispatch of contracted drivers to meet all requirements of external and internal customers, providing exemplary customer service.
  • Works with suppliers, setting up pick-up and delivery times, making sure they understand our loading requirements, schedules and weight restrictions.
  • Directs scheduling of shipments and notifies concerned departments or customers of arrival dates.
  • Directs loading of proper equipment types to proper destinations.
  • Review barge cargo reports to plan full container and flatbed deliveries.
  • Enters customer, equipment and a variety of other tracking information into Sutwik, Foxfire, and Truckmate computer systems.
  • Adheres to the safety policy of LTI, Inc. and complies with the standards set forth by OSHA, state, local, and industry. Monitors employee and contractor compliance with company policies on traffic laws and hours of service regulations.
  • Determines most efficient and economical routing and mode of transportation.
  • Directs daily scheduling of drivers.
  • Monitors compliance of contracted drivers and interchange carriers to D.O.T., safety and insurance requirements.
  • Reviews and approves owner operator invoices on a weekly basis.
  • Works with operations to stay updated with equipment needs per voyage.
  • Assists in terminal equipment control.
  • Dependable and consistent attendance required.
  • Perform miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience

Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or minimum of four years of related job experience in dispatching cargo, preferably in a marine transportation environment.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with customers, contractors, managers and other employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Must have working knowledge of CFR 49, Parts 40, 100 thru 199 (Hazmat) 325, 382, 383, 385, 386, 387, 390-397, 399 - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
  • CDL desired but not required.
  • Forklift certification desired but not required.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel and Peoplenet programs.
  • Must be familiar with CDL training required of drivers
  • Extensive knowledge of local business locations and roadways is required
  • Truck driving experience desirable
  • Proven time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle demanding customers’ needs
  • Able to balance team and individual responsibilities, give and welcome feedback, contribute to building a positive team spirit, and is able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives
  • Must be flexible and adaptive to constant changes and be able to work in high stress environment
  • Able to work long hours as needed

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

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to handle a variety of physical activity from sitting to standing, walking and occasional lifting from 10 to 25 pounds. Employee must be able to use eyes, hands and fingers to keyboard, operate phones, fax and other office machinery. The employee must occasionally walk out into the warehouse to inspect paperwork or cargo received. The employee must be able to hear and speak while communicating with customers and coworkers in person, on the telephone or on radios. The employee must possess close, distance, peripheral and depth perception.

 

Work Environment

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.

 

The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and working around moving machinery.

 

The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to moderately loud.

 

Comments:

This is a Safety Sensitive Position.

 

A post conditional offer of employment drug screen and physical are mandatory. All LTI, Inc. employees are subject to random drug testing.

 

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.