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Mixing Center - Dispatcher in Blakeslee, PA at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 6/23/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Blakeslee, PA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/23/2020

Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The Mixing Center – Dispatcher works under the direction of the Inventory Control Manager and in coordination with other key operations personnel to ensure effective inbound/outbound scheduling. Issues Bill of Ladings (BOLs) forms that have not been picked up by carriers to the gatekeeper daily. Maintains all applicable spreadsheets to keep track of trailer/carrier in-house inventories to ensure adequate inventory par levels. Uses the ATD SharePoint website to update all outbound shipments for Hub & Spoke and outbound schedules. Prepares all distribution centers and Hub & Spoke BOL’s, and packing slips to be distributed accordingly; files all in-house shipping paperwork for record keeping. Adheres to all company policies and department procedures and reports any non-compliance manager/supervisor.

Primary Responsibilities:                                                                                         

  • Communicates with gatekeeper on a regular basis to confirm all incoming trailers and ensure accuracy (trailer exchanges, increased inventory of trailers) of the daily trailer pool.
  • Prepares and issues Bill of Ladings forms that have not been picked up by carriers to the gatekeeper daily to be monitored the following day as needed.
  • Obtains printed Bill of Lading”  (BOL’s) forms to match and sort in accordance with the picking slips; fills in delivery time, serial numbers, trailer numbers, and shipment ID’s accordingly.
  • Obtains schedule pick up sheets from gatekeeper to determine which trailer loads need to be picked up by carriers daily; notifies carriers of loads requiring pick up as needed.
  • Receives new trailer loading schedule in advanced from the outbound coordinator to prepare the mixing center load schedules.
  • Assigns the appropriate trailers to be loaded on Excel spreadsheets and forwards the updated spreadsheet (trip number, delivery number, trailer number, dock number, carrier name, and distribution center name) to the operations management team for proper handling.
  • Maintains the “yard log” spreadsheets to keep track of trailer/carrier in-house inventories on a regular basis to ensure adequate inventory par levels on site.
  • Receives shipping ID information from all incoming drivers (loading numbers, load destination) in order to direct the driver(s) to the correct loaded trailer. 
  • May report any damaged carrier/trailer reported by the Yard Jockey to operations management as needed; sends notifications to applicable carrier to schedule repairs as required.
  • Updates all carriers on scheduled trailer loadings that are not being picked up as planned daily.
  • Maintains records of all BOL’s, packing slips, and load manifest to be in compliance with the free zone trade Federal mandates.
  • Prepares all distribution centers and Hub & Spoke BOL’s, and packing slips to be distributed accordingly; files all in-house shipping paperwork for record keeping.
  • Maintains Master outbound spreadsheets on the ATD SharePoint website to update all outbound shipments for Hub & Spoke and outbound schedules; records other data on SharePoint (trip numbers, delivery numbers, task count and tire counts) to track accordingly.
  • Uses the ORACLE system to find delivery numbers and packing slip to enter on all applicable outbound and Hub & Spoke schedules.
  • Responsible for adhering to all company policies and department procedures and reporting any non-compliance by team members to manager/supervisor. 
  • Any other applicable duties and responsibilities assigned by management.

Key Partners (Positions):

  • Mixing Center - Operations Manager, Operations Supervisors, Inventory Control Manager, Warehouse Lead, Yard Jockey, Office Administrator, Safety Coordinator, Outbound Coordinator.

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You:          

  • Education:  High school diploma or GED preferred but not required
  • Experience: Computer literacy is required.  Exposure to Word and Excel is preferred.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the company, in its discretion, may find appropriate and acceptable.

Key Competencies:

  • Organization and communication skills
  • Integrity: Doing the right thing in all circumstances
  • Self-management:  Set well defined and realistic goals.  Display initiative and commitment to meet goals.  Work with minimal supervision.
  • Decision Making:  Make sound, well informed and objective decisions.  Understand the impact of the decisions made.
  • Creative Thinking:  Use imagination to develop solutions to problems.  Always remember what worked yesterday no longer works today.
  • Continuous Learning:  Recognize strengths and weaknesses.  Allow feedback from others and pursue self-development.
  • Teamwork:  Work collaboratively with all departments to coordinate effective work environment.  Share information and foster the exchange of ideas.
  • Demonstrate Respect:  Handle all business matters ethically and in full compliance with American Tire Distributors “Code of Conduct”.
  • Be Accountable for Results:  Assume full responsibility for the consequences of one’s behavior, decisions, and results.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the associate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel required: 0%

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace


Shift Type: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Job ID: R12024

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