Shipping Coordinator in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

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Job Description

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

Why Valmont
 

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Shipping Coordinator is an individual contributor responsible for the on-time delivery of $8M – $12M of customer orders per month.  This consists of daily communication with multiple sites, Customer Service Representatives, Project Administrators, Dispatchers, Supervisors, Managers, and shipping personnel to ultimately ensure that all product is delivered on-time and per the customer’s requirements.  The incumbent seeks relevant information on scheduled shipments to establish short-term shipping and workload priorities, then analyze their actions to determine the effect/impact on business goals.  This position is also responsible for communicating with all supporting departments to ensure the completed product is delivered to the shipping department within an acceptable timeframe to ensure on-time delivery objectives can be fulfilled.    The role requires maintaining a library of various documents specific to both customers and Valmont sites.  When necessary, this position requires interaction with the end-customer on delivery-related topics. 


Essential Functions:

  • Develop, execute, and modify project plans based on efficiency and customer requirements
  • Seek daily communication from upstream departments to ensure product is correctly prioritized
  • Expedite orders through shops to achieve on-time delivery of customer product
  • Provide estimates and frequent updates in regards to planned ship & delivery dates
  • Coordinate required inspections through Quality Assurance for inspected orders
  • Coordinate deliveries to align with customer’s receiving yard schedules
  • Create, organize, and maintain document libraries
  • Review, input and audit data with above-average attention to detail & accuracy

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Coordination of the on-time delivery of product to the customer with involvement of multiple Valmont sites, as well as external vendors to meet the specified delivery date
  • Responsible for their own safety, and required to report any unsafe acts or conditions to the appropriate personnel
  • Responsible for the quality and integrity of their work, including reporting & data accuracy
  • Continuously improve the level of support provided to stakeholders, which ultimately impact the end-customer
  • Support the Shipping Scheduler, as well as other administrative tasks within the shipping department (traffic liaison, order clearing, order tracking, invoicing, problem-solving involvement)

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • High School Diploma / GED required
  • One (1) year of experience
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb stairs and ladders
  • Ability to read and decipher blueprints
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Effectively communicate with key personnel via phone, email, and face-to-face
  • Possess knowledge of transportation terms & manufacturing processes
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds, although most frequent lift is up to 10 pounds
  • Ability to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when inside the production facility
  • Ability to be exposed to outdoors elements for short durations of time
  • Passion & integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results 

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a related field or 3+ years of experience, within a shipping/logistics coordination role
  • Experience with warehouse inventory systems
  • Experience with an ERP System (ex. IFS)
  • Experience with Traffic Management System


Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  No travel requirements for this position.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer.  The employee is occasionally required to move about the office.  Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


Incumbent will also be exposed to production facilities where specific PPE will be required such as hand, hearing, foot, eye, and head protection.  There will also be frequent exposure to outside elements for short periods of time.  Being outside will also expose them to material handling equipment such as forklifts, straddle trucks, and shag trucks.


Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.