Dispatcher
Lafayette, CO 
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Job Description
Company
UFP Lafayette, LLC
Job Title
Dispatcher
Location
1201 South Boulder Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026-2029
Open Date
Aug 23, 2019
Area of Interest
Management
General Summary
Are you a hard-working individual, looking for the opportunity to carve out a successful career in an organization where the spirits of family and hard work share equal billing? If so, the companies of Universal may be a good place for you! We are committed to rewarding skill, perseverance and an entrepreneurial attitude with opportunities for growth. Intrigued? Read on to learn more!
Position Overview
The Shipping & Receiving supervisor is responsible for supervising the scheduling and coordination of trucks and drivers according to customer requests and in compliance with DOT regulations and company rules. Notifies drivers of assignments; reviews and verifies accuracy of driver's logs and data base. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Works under general supervision and a certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
Principal Duties / Responsibilities

* Manages and schedule all outbound loads and coordinate with sales and production.

* Coordinate proper loading and shipping order with S/R personnel.

* Set up all loads to be shipped common carrier with outside freight companies.

* Determines mode of transportation and selects appropriate carrier.

* Negotiates rates and contracts for transportation services.

* Coordinates routing of orders, and dispatches carrier with orders and appropriate delivery

instructions consistent with customer receiving times.

* Ensures all internal/external paperwork meets all Universal as well as DOT regulations and

procedures.

* Establishes delivery appointments and loading times for each carrier.

* Manages internal (UFP) equipment and drivers.

* Answers questions and resolves supplier and customer problems regarding transportation issues.

* Documents any shortage on orders, investigates reasons for occurrence and informs carrier of

shortage to get compensation or to resolve issue with customer with assistance of sales.

* Audits and approves freight bills for payment.

* Files claim for any loss or damage on inventory and notifies plant management.

* Takes and acts upon all calls for tracing and/or expediting orders.

* Prepares various reports and correspondence as required.

* Manages data on data system.

* Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

Knowledge

* High school diploma

* Minimum 2 to 4 years of experience in the field or related area; 5+ years preferred.

* Working knowledge of standard DOT concepts, regulations, practices and procedures.

* Working knowledge of excel, word and outlook.

* Basic knowledge on lumber math, lumber grades and species.

* Preferred understanding on company policies, practices and procedures.

Skills and abilities

* Demonstrates ability to handle responsibility and be accountable for actions/decisions

* Ability to recognize safe vs. unsafe working conditions

* Ability to clearly communicate directions and expectations

* Ability to plan, and organize the work of others, determine priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure and stress.

* Ability to prioritize tasks and act decisively when conditions change

* Ability to identify problems and find viable solutions

* Ability to understand and use basic math and numbers, and to use a computer terminal, calculator, and telephone.

* Ability to understand verbal and written instructions in English; ability read and write English

* Ability to communicate with management regarding people and equipment

* Ability to multitask and pay attention to detail

* Ability to work under indirect supervision

* Ability to pass a drug test

* Ability to work hours mandated by management

Conduct

* Safety conscious and strong supervisory and interpersonal skills

* Team player and goal oriented

* Leads by example and has a positive attitude

* Participates in Safety and CI programs

* Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results

* Punctual and reliable

Working Conditions

Working environment is generally favorable. Requires standing and walking for 50% of the time,

talking, hearing and seeing are essential duties; sitting at a desk for long periods of time are also

required.

Disclaimer Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Salary/Hourly
Hourly

Universal Forest Products and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2 to 4 years
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