Dispatcher - Closing Shift - Trucking Company

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Our client, a trucking company, is seeking a local Dispatcher for its Santa Maria office for the closing shift.  This is a great opportunity with a long-standing family-owned company.  If you are a positive, organized, professional individual and possess the desire to work in a fast-paced, trucking environment, this could be the right opportunity for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with professional truck drivers and be his/her point of contact while on the road;
  • Maintain an attitude of safety with the truck drivers;
  • Ensure on-time delivery of all customer orders;
  • Create efficient load plans;
  • Understand Hours of Service rules and possess the ability to properly counsel truck drivers on those rules;
  • Coordinate loading/unloading appointments efficiently;
  • Continue to maintain and strengthen relationships with customers and vendors on an ongoing basis;
  • Communicate professionally, effectively and timely with both internal and external customers and contacts.

Required Skills:

  • Must bring a positive attitude and energy to work every day
  • Must be able to work and communicate effectively in a team atmosphere
  • Logical thinker with ability to be flexible and adaptable, while making efficient, quick decisions;
  • Ability to take direction effectively in an effort to achieve daily tasks and complete goals;
  • Ability to respond to stressful situations professionally and efficiently;
  • Ability to identify opportunities within the company to streamline and improve company processes and procedures;
  • Possess proficient multi-tasking capabilities required;
  • Bilingual English / Spanish speaker a plus.

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent required;
  • Knowledge of produce and/or the trucking industry preferred.

Working Hours:

Monday through Friday from 4:00PM - 12:00 Midnight (closing may be a bit later), plus every 3rd Saturday from 2:00PM - 9:00PM (so 6 days a week every 3rd Saturday).

Compensation:

Hourly pay: $16.00 per hour, plus benefits

Location: Santa Maria, CA
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