- Dispatch Operator/office helper - 2 openings for 1st shift
- Summary: Responsible for the execution of all plant activities related to freight, including production scheduling, dispatching trucks, negotiating freight rates with contract carriers
- .Education/Experience:- High School Diploma or GED- 2 years experience in a traffic or freight-related field- Previous experience dispatching trucks - preferred Skills and Competencies:- Knowledge of state, local and federal DOT regulations- Knowledge of office procedures- Good verbal and written communication skills - Strong leadership skills are required. - Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:- Coordinates Scotts and Growing Media freight ensuring maximum efficiency as well as timely deliveries- Negotiates freight rates with contract carriers- Maintains and processes all necessary records and paperwork to ensure that private fleet, as well as contract carriers, are in compliance with state, federal and local regulations. Confirms and/or processes orders and bills of lading- Advises customers on delivery scheduling and order problems; develops production schedules in conjunction with Production Supervisor; works with production personnel and other Growing Media Plants to coordinate shipments; responds to inquiries from customers, truck drivers, corporate personnel, etc.- Will also be asked to cross train and fill in the general office duties such as scale operation, AP fill in, production entry fill in, inventory posting fill in or other general tasks as needed- Performs special projects and other office duties as requested.
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