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Otter Tail Corporation Logistics Coordinator in Clearwater, Minnesota


$2,000 Sign on Bonus to be paid out as an additional $4/hour for your 1st 500 Regular Hours

Shift Hours ($19 - $22/hour): 8:00am to 4:00pm M-F

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, ensuring that product is available for shipment by communicating with customer service, and ensuring that trucks are 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 economic 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‚Äôs 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 are present

  • Extreme weather

  • Must be able to operate a forklift

  • Must be able to lift 50lb

  • Be able to work in extreme conditions - based on weather