Field Transportation Lead in Fall River, Massachusetts

Field Transportation Lead

Job Description

Field Transportation Lead you will work to assist in coaching and mentoring the team. You will work as a backup for your Area Manager. You will assist in yard operations by performing a variety of duties inclusive of operating a spotter truck. In this fast-paced environment, you will be working in an active trailer yard. This role will spend the majority of the time in the FC yard.

Job Description:

· Perform leadership functions for the yard team, including regular 1:1 coaching and development sessions and directing the team as needed during the work day.

· Perform the duties of the Area Manager when the Area Manager is not on site.

· Correspond with multiple shipping companies and their contacts including escalations

· Conduct daily coordination with FC operations departments, transportation peers and carriers to ensure all trailers arrive and depart on time with zero defects.

· Maintain the accuracy and integrity of the FC trailer yard through meticulous attention to detail and daily yard audits.

· Consolidate information from different sources to determine daily trailer pool requirements and trailer flow in yard.

· Consolidate data from multiple data sources to generate daily reports to support business needs.

· Need to learn how to use multiple carrier provided shipping software to ship and track packages

· Escalate systematic and operational issues through case and ticket systems

· Audit delivery and shipping documents as needed including seal inspection

· Troubleshoot shipping problems and errors to resolution

· Communicate well with peers, managers and outside carriers to coordinate activities according to needs

· Comprehensive understanding of shipping requirements, rules and obligations by carrier, destination and package type

· Ensure that all safety measures and precautions are in place and being used regarding the docks and trailers

· Assist in off-site yard operations

· Rotate through all duties required of Yard Specialist (trailer check-in/out, auditing, escalation and exception management and hosteling.

· Need to know or be able to learn the shipping and truckload transportation process

· Must be well organized and detailed oriented with the ability to multi-task

· Must be accurate, reliable and understand the importance of deadlines and work as required to satisfy deadlines

· Must be able to be proactive and work well with others

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

Operation of spotter vehicle

· Operates a spotter truck

· Moves trailers between trailer yard and dock doors

· Commitment to yard rules and safety policies, and safe behaviors

· Move empty or full trailers between trailer yard and dock doors

· Utilize handheld mobile device to log all trailer moves in Yard Management System and maintain accurate yard inventory

· Perform manual dolly movements

· Perform hostler assisted dolly movements

·Chocking equipment

Physical Demands to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation:

· Standing and/or walking during a minimum ten-hour shift

· Some lifting and moving of packages, most weighing 35 pounds or less

· Walking in the FC and Yard area with great frequency

· Manual dexterity in hands and wrist

· Regular bending, lifting, stretching and reaching both below the waist and above the head

· Climbing in and out of the spotter truck numerous times per day, hooking and unhooking trailers

· Yard conditions will vary based on the season, employees regularly are exposed to inclement weather and conditions (both hot/cold, wet/dry)

Basic Qualifications

· High School Diploma or equivalent required

· Experience in Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

· Must be flexible for daily overtime and varying schedules as needed

· Must have a valid driver’s license, maintain appropriate insurance and pass a motor vehicle background check and complete yard driver training

Preferred Qualifications

· At least 2 years commercial driving experience in a vehicle of similar size, weight, and controls as a terminal tractor

· Proficiency in backing trailers into dock doors and parking slips

· Bachelor degree is preferred.

· Good communication skills with diverse audiences with confidence, clarity, and right focus.

· Strong logical thinking, analytical skill, and problem solving skill.

· Good teamwork mentality to build trustworthy and supportive working relationships.

· Ability to learn quickly and work under high pressure in a fast-paced environment.

· Currently in T3 or higher position with Amazon

This role is not VCP eligible.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

AMZR Req ID: 549052

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