Otter Tail Corporation Logistics Coordinator - Clearwater, MN in Clearwater, Minnesota
Company Overview:Experience matters. Since 1948, T.O. Plastics has manufactured quality custom thermoformed parts and packaging, and provided exceptional service to customers around the world. One of the top 100 thermoforming companies in North America, T.O. Plastics delivers value by focusing on customer needs and by offering a full range of services from design-to-distribution. At T.O. Plastics, we are dedicated to excellence and we leverage our experience and core competency to develop customized, cost-effective solutions for businesses in diverse markets. T.O. Plastics has facilities in both Clearwater and Otsego, Minnesota.
Position Summary:This position is responsible for setting up freight and coordinating deliveries with carriers. Also ensuring that product is available for shipment by communicating with customer service. Ensuring that trucks are here on time.
Safety is #1 at T.O. Plastics: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.
Essential Functions:This position is responsible for the following tasks, duties and responsibilities:
Set-up freight. Set up truck to ship by customer-required dock dates.
Call and schedule freight based on contracted lanes
Assist in receiving/loading/unloading of product
Build trucks for best economical sense for T.O. Plastics.
Communicate shipping instruction to dock personnel- changes to shipping order etc. Communicate to customer service and other internal customers as needed.
Schedule dock appointments for incoming shipments
Prepare and coordinate shipments to and from outsource vendors
Coordinate and complete inventory transfers for all shipments of product going to or from Otsego facility
Create packing lists and bill of lading for outbound materials shipments
Maintain a clean working environment and remain organized
Other duties as assigned by Warehouse & Logistics Manager
Education, Experience and Skills Required:
High School or GED
Proficient skills in Microsoft Office software applications.
Ability to work with different applications on different formats
Read and write
Familiar with PC application
Ability to multi-task
Excellent understanding of freight and cost
Experience in putting loads together and utilizing cost
Ability to communicate both verbally, written in a professional manner. This position requires the individual to be flexible and work one-on-one with sales personnel that may be on-site with customers, so good people skills is desired.
Basic math skills needed
This position requires a great deal of communication between QC and sales and truck line companies. Understanding of the company’s needs and maintaining a positive attitude while filling potential or existing customer needs
The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.
Working Environment and Physical Demands: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.
Noise and flying debris is present
Must be able to operate a forklift
Must be able to lift 50lb
Be able to work in extreme conditions - based on weather