Logistics Support Specialist in Schnitzer - Portland, OR (Burgard Rd) at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 11/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Logistics Support Specialist reports to the Regional Logistics Manager. The Logistics Support Specialist is responsible to keep up with all Outside Haulers Contracts, Insurance Certificates and that they are all up to date, run and distribute reports on behalf of the Logistics department

This position will also cover/assist the Transportation Supervisors and the Logistics Team on day to day bases and need to ensure efficiencies within the process. by scheduling and transmitting drivers and equipment for transportation of materials, freight, service, or emergency repairs while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. Duties may include using radio, telephone, or computer to transmit assignments and compile statistics and reports on work progress.

Essential Functions

  • Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)

    • Strictly adheres to all Metals Recycling Business Health, Safety, and Environmental standards.
    • Provides a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors by ensuring that all drivers are up-to-date and current wutg all safety trainings/policy – procedural changes.
  • Operational Performance & Best Business Practices
    • Schedule and dispatch drivers to appropriate locations according to customer requests for pickup, car crushing specifications, or additional needs.
    • Confer with drivers to address questions, problems, and requests for service or equipment.
    • Relay information to or from the Logistics Manager and other Dispatchers.
    • Organize the road testing requirements for newly hired drivers.
    • Monitor and update SAI system to illustrate scale crossing times, load weights, freight weights, and driving hours to remain DOT compliant.
    • Manage Railcar Utilization tracking.
    • Assist with barge contracts and pricing.
  • Equipment & Maintenance
    • Monitor equipment locations and utilization to coordinate required maintenance and appropriate transfers.
    • Monitor railcar maintenance.

Internal Control Responsibilities

Supports the Company’s Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating, and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures, and controls to better relate to the business.  Communicates upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.

Interpersonal Contacts

 

Direct contact with OTR Drivers, Customers, Facilities & Operations Manager, Logistics Manager, and other Dispatchers. Communicates via face-to-face interaction, radio, telephone, and computer.

Job Conditions

This position is occasionally exposed to all weather conditions. Physical hazards such as noise, fumes, and dirt are present due to the equipment, machinery, and scrap as would be found throughout the scrap yard. Safety shoes, hardhats, and eye protection must be worn to eliminate the risks associated with these hazards.

Handling multiple issues regarding safety and maintenance increases pressure. Work load may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Extra hours may be required, sometimes on weekends, weekdays, and holidays.

Required Skills

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions

 

Ability to: sit, stand, and or walk for up to 6-8 hours per day; occasionally negotiate around and over piles of scrap metal or equipment; crouch or bend at the knees occasionally to increase visibility; stoop or bend at the waist occasionally to increase visibility; reach at arms length frequently or overhead occasionally; twist and turn at the neck and trunk; walk frequently on uneven ground; lift, carry, push and pull over 50 pounds occasionally. Visual acuity required for close inspection of detailed material such as reports, manuals, documents, and computer work. Hearing acuity required for daily communication with customers, drivers, and other employees. Mental dexterity needed as Dispatcher will be required to interaction with others, work independently, and exercise attention to detail continually.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Business, Transportation, or Supply Chain Management preferred. 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar role required. Familiarity with DOT regulations and scrap industry preferred. This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license, as well as the ability to drive an automobile.

Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in a professional manner. Working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook. Successful candidate will have previously been involved with continuous improvement initiatives with documented success. Must exhibit analytical skills to manage production metrics and implement new technologies. Must have experience managing a departmental budget, justifying capital expenditures and measuring return on investment. Ability and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form; deal with problems involving several specific variables in or from standard situations.

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.