Dispatcher

Website Harvest Power Inc

Harvest Mid Atlantic located in Woodbine, Maryland is currently accepting applications for a Full-Time Dispatcher position.

Position Summary:

The Transportation Dispatcher position assists the Transportation department in the area of dispatching transportation personnel to ensure safe, timely transportation of mulch and soil products to our customers. In addition to handling our outbound customer loads, the dispatcher will be required to handle any other miscellaneous load movements such as equipment moves and plant to plant transfers.

Position Essential Functions:

  • Required to find work for our house trucks through Internet load boards, manufacturers or brokers when we do not have loads for our house trucks to move.
  • Assists in the operation and maintenance of our house trucks as well as adjustments to scheduling due to accidents, breakdowns, weather or other problems that may arise as a result of providing transportation services.
  • Manages driver’s paperwork
  • Maintain house trailers and leased trailers assigned to their areas; regarding repairs, inspections and tires (maintenance).
  • Ability to control operating costs in all of his/her duties.
  • May be required to work a six-day work week at times.
  • Required to answer emergency calls after normal working hours with a company provided cell phone.
  • Perform other associated duties as assigned by the Director of Transportation.

Position Qualifications:

  • Requires minimum of a High School Diploma/GED
  • Prefer 2 years of dispatching experience in the logistics or trucking industry
  • Prefer 3 years of customer service experience
  • Ability to communicate to customers, co-workers and management in a professional/courteous manner
  • Ability to use logic and problem-solving skills to resolve issues, navigate between dual monitors, familiarity with time zones, etc.
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to handle stressful situations resulting from high volume of phone calls and the demands of our customers
  • Strong customer service skills; ability to diffuse driver’s frustrations
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations
  • Typing, ability to use personal computers and telephones
  • The ability to work as a team in situations involving load movements
  • Strong computer skills to include typing, Microsoft Excel and Outlook

Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate 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 the job, the employee will be required to meet the demands of the following requirements: sitting, standing, walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, talking and hearing.

Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, marital or military status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class applicable federal, state or local law.

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