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Traffic Dispatcher

Date:  Nov 9, 2021
Location: 

Lindsay, NE, US, 68644

Travel:  No Travel Required
Company:  LMfg-Irrigation-Domestic
Description: 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Dispatcher is responsible for coordinating and scheduling drivers for pick-up and delivery in a safe, efficient, and timely manner. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Secure trucks for outbound and inbound loads from various locations to Lindsay, NE facility, or third-party locations.
  • Coordinate drivers according to customer delivery requests and in compliance with DOT regulations and Lindsay Corporation rules.
  • Enter load assignment data into Navision system.
  • Track and monitor import containers, working closely with Receiving Supervisor and Intermodal carrier.
  • Communicates delays and route changes as necessary, to both internal and external customers.
  • Back up support for LTS Dispatcher.
  • Ensure timely dispatch of freight.
  • Track and monitor carrier performance by completing KPI's.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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  • Must have some basic knowledge of DOT regulations as they pertain to transportation.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft products, especially excel.
  • Must be able to read and understand maps, calculate miles, and freight rates.

 

Education

  • High school diploma or General Education degree (GED)
  • Associates degree in Transportation, Logistics, or related field preferred
  • At least 3 years of related experience and execution of similar duties in warehouse/freight operations required

 

 

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills to prepare and assign routes.
  • Strong leadership skills to ensure drivers compliance with direction and assignments.
  • Basic understanding of geographical area and mapping programs to facilitate efficient routing.
  • Proficient with or able to quickly learn dispatch and recordkeeping systems.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and under pressure.
  • Thorough understanding of shipping industry.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

   Physical Abilities                                                 Lift /Carry

   Stand                                   F (Frequently)              10 lbs or less                      F (Frequently)

   Walk                                    F (Frequently)              11-20 lbs                            F (Frequently)

   Sit                                       F (Frequently)              21-50 lbs                            O (Occasionally)

   Handle / Grasp                     F (Frequently)              51-100 lbs                          N (Not Applicable)

   Reach Outward                     F (Frequently)              Over 100 lbs                       N (Not Applicable)

   Reach Above Shoulder         F (Frequently)

   Climb                                   O (Occasionally)

   Crawl                                   O (Occasionally)

   Squat or Kneel                      O (Occasionally)

   Bend                                    O (Occasionally)

   Push / Pull

   12 lbs or less                        F (Frequently)

   13-25 lbs                             F (Frequently)

   26-40 lbs                             O (Occasionally)

   41-100 lbs                            N (Not Applicable)

    N (Not Applicable)                Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

    O (Occasionally)                   Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

    F (Frequently)                        Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

    C (Constantly)                       Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

 

Other Physical Requirements

Vision (Near, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception)

Sense of Sound (normal hearing)

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (steel toed shoes, safety glasses, gloves, earplugs)

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Function in workplace environmental conditions including but not limited to cold, heat, bright sun, noise and

nuisance dusts.

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Lindsay Corporation does not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. Lindsay Corporation will not pay a fee to a recruiter or agency that does not have a signed vendor agreement with Lindsay Corporation. Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of Lindsay Corporation without having a vendor agreement in place will be considered property of Lindsay Corporation. Lindsay Corporation will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.


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