Transportation Assistant - Overland Park, KS

Location: 

Overland Park, KS, US, 66207

Category:  Supply Chain Services – Field

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named a 2022 Most Loved Workplace®.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you’ll leave each day knowing you’ve made a difference.

   
 

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.

General Purpose

 

The Transportation Assistant (TA) plays a crucial role in the overall "day-to-day" management of freight shipments while garnering customer trust and supplementing the duties of the Account Manager and/or Transportation Coordinator.  This position has a broad range of transportation and business-related duties including operational, accounting, and customer service.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Track and trace customer shipments
  • Manage order entries
  • Schedule loading and/or unloading appointments
  • Provide communication to customers and carriers
  • Process billing while ensuring required documents are obtained and customer invoicing requirements are met
  • Provide excellent service to both internal and external customers
  • Perform additional administrative tasks as requested

 
Requirements

 

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED
  • Strong organization, communication, and time management skills
  • Possess basic computer skills- Microsoft Excel, Word
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure environment
  • Ability to work with others and be a positive influence on co-workers
  • Strong phone and email communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task despite frequent interruptions

 

Reasoning Ability


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

Work Environment and Conditions

 

  • Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with extensive team member and supplier contact and frequent interruptions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must be able to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms as well as speak, hear and see clearly.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Travel: Limited

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Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City