Job Info
Job Title: Dispatcher
Location: Salinas, CA
Job Number: 11039
Posted Date: 10/7/2019
Job description

BASIC FUNCTION: The Dispatcher is responsible for scheduling the daily allocation of truck drivers per harvest crew supervisor, the movement and inspection of all equipment, and assisting the DOT manager to supervise the truck drivers. 

Essential Duties for the Dispatcher include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Follow DOT manager’s instructions and arrive to work on time.
  • Coordinate and manage the most efficient loads to remain cost-effective as a company, combining shipments based on their locations and timeline to minimize how many trucks and drivers are out.
  • Collaborate with harvest supervisors to allow for re-allocation of drivers throughout the day and assist supervisors to dispatch drivers during production hours when needed.
  • Ensure each harvest supervisor has the equipment needed for the daily production.
  • Organize, schedule & dispatch the movement of all company equipment.
  • Inspect fields before moving equipment & resolve issues impeding equipment delivery.
  • Supervise the continual movement of truck drivers by proactively resolving delays when possible, assisting truck drivers with issues and re-allocating drivers as needed.
  • Communicate truck driver delays and/or issues to the DOT manager & harvest supervisors when necessary.
  • Manage the distribution, organization and care of truck driver equipment (cables, tarps, ropes, tie down bars, dollies, v-boards, hitch stands etc.).
  • Review, correct, approve, and deliver timecards to DOT manager for final approval.
  • Monitor schedules to ensure truck drivers are not working too many or unequal hours.
  • Assist DOT manager to recruit, interview and hire truck drivers as needed.
  • Instruct & guide drivers to follow company procedures, policies, and DOT regulations.
  • Inspect trucks & trailers for safety & mechanical problems & report to DOT manager.
  • Assist DOT manager with scheduling DOT inspections & maintenance of equipment.
  • Maintain all required certifications and licenses as required by Federal DOT regulations.
  • Perform duties in accordance with company safety standards, procedures & policies.
  • Participate in safety trainings, orientations and all other company meetings as required.
  • Report all injuries to supervisor immediately regardless of how slight they might seem.
  • Maintain positive and encouraging working relations with all drivers & interacts effectively with all levels of personal.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Valid Commercial driver’s license
  • Clean DMV record with medical exam
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience dispatching the transportation of agricultural products
  • Experience transporting agricultural products preferred
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening test
  • Travel with the company from Salinas, CA. to Yuma, AZ.
  • Speak, read & write enough English to communicate with CHP and scale personnel
  • Fluent Spanish language skills required
  • Ability to:
    • Instruct drivers to successfully and safely execute their duties
    • Manage multiple priorities and adapt to frequent change
    • Lift up to 80 pounds
    • Walk on uneven ground in field locations
    • Climb up and down from trailers and truck cab
    • Navigate safe entry into and exit from field roads
    • Work flexible and long hours as needed
    • Work as a team with DOT manager, DOT assistant, harvest supervisors, truck drivers, maintenance department, management, and plant receiving personnel

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