Dispatcher - Swing Shift - Local Trucking Company

Santa Maria, CA

Our client, a local trucking company, is seeking a local swing shift dispatcher for its Santa Maria office.  This is a great opportunity with a long-standing family-owned company and 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:

Accountability: claim you actions as your own; follow through; complete work accurately and to the fullest;

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.

Ensure all issues are resolved prior to leaving for the day.

Required Skills:

Must bring a positive attitude and energy to work every day;

Ability 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 complete daily tasks and meet and exceed 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, time management, organization and attention to detail capabilities;

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:

5 days a week and every 3rd Saturday to include working hour of Monday through Friday from 1:30PM – 11:00PM, plus every 3rd Saturday from 2:00PM - 9:00PM (closing may be a bit later)

Compensation:

Hourly pay: $18.00 per hour, plus benefits

Location:

Santa Maria, CA