Location: Grand Prairie
Posted on: June 21, 2022
Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and
transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail
outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential
link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on
tables around the world.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates
temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over
16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities
- from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting,
administration, business development, customer support,
engineering, transportation, and technology solutions
Under general supervision, the Dispatcher schedules and dispatches
vehicles into and out of loading docks and from facility for
conveyance of materials and freight. Duties may include using
radio, telephone, or computer to transmit assignments
Prepares daily dispatch schedule for drivers and equipment.
Utilizes dynamic routing program to efficiently route outbound
Seek out and schedule backhauls where appropriate; provide inbound
Builds and updates inbound and outbound orders in dispatch
Responds promptly to driver inquiries regarding, but not limited
to, breakdowns, directions, product count discrepancies.
Monitors drivers' hours to prevent DOT violations.
Adjusts delivery and backhaul assignments to accommodate
breakdowns, late trucks and other changes.
Follow attendance policy, show up for work on time and ready to
work assigned shift.
Performs other duties as required and assigned.
Qualifications & Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred, or
at least one year related work experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
Good customer service skills
Ability to communicate effectively with variety of individuals
Ability to pay close attention to detail.
Must be able to relate to other people beyond giving and receiving
instructions: they must get along with co-workers without
exhibiting behavioral extremes; perform work activities requiring
reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with
others; and respond appropriately to criticism from a
Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent
Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from
chairs, and reaching, or bending
Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for
typical office work
Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing
May require travel by automobile and airplane up for business
May require a visit facility operations in temperatures at or below
May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries,
positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds
Requires the use of various electronic tools
Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and
receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without
exhibiting behavioral extremes
Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning,
negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and
respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive
Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW.
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