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Entry Level Dispatcher at Star Fleet Trucking Inc.

Company: Champion Home Builders
Location: Middlebury
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Champion Enterprises, Incorporated

Job Description

Job Title: Junior Entry Level Dispatcher

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Description: This position would be great for someone who is looking for a new career in the ever growing transportation industry. No transportation experience needed.

Summary Schedules and coordinates shipments with owner operators by performing the following duties.

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

Enters units into the system that are ready for dispatch; Compiles list of available owner operators and available trips.

Assigns vehicles according to factors such as, length, purpose of trip, freight or passenger requirements, and preference of user.

Issues keys, record sheets, and credentials to drivers.

Confers with owner operators to expedite or locate missing, misrouted, delayed, or damaged merchandise.

Is required to be available after normal business hours for phone calls from the answering service; and available if need be to return to office after normal business hours to attend to owner operator needs.

Print off dispatch, pulling the packets and any permits needed for the trip. Putting all the necessary paperwork into an envelope and write drivers name on it. You need to make notes on drivers pay worksheet when needed and get management approval (written on pay worksheet) on any rate change or extra pay; these then need to go to the pay clerk.

Calling drivers when necessary to dispatch out loads, taking phone calls from drivers and answering their questions.

Other projects assigned by terminal manager to help keep office running smoothly including but not limited to the following: doing yard inventory, asking customers for freight, entering claims into Trip Track, gathering paperwork for shipments, ordering permits, processing border crossing paperwork.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Customer Service Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations: Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

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

High School degree or G.E.D.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos; Ability to write simple correspondence; Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

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

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of basic computer usage and typing.

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 is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to the risk or electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Keywords: Champion Home Builders, South Bend , Entry Level Dispatcher at Star Fleet Trucking Inc., Other , Middlebury, Indiana

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