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Transportation Specialist

Cedar Rapids, Il

Job Reference #: 571303

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What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.
Responsible for Transportation and Finished Goods Warehouse coordination and training in our high-volume truck and rail facility.  Supports and exemplifies the vision and principles of the Cedar River Mill.
The key accountabilities listed below are not to be considered all-inclusive; a team member may be required to perform additional tasks, as directed, and based on changing business needs of the company.
  • Actively support mill safety goals through participation in millwide safety programs and individual safety leadership.
  • Support safe execution in our high-volume environment.  The facility unloads and re-loads 150+ trailers/day, in addition to rail shipping, and carries 400 trailers onsite on a daily basis.
  • Manage on-site contractor spotting service, all inbound and outbound scale processes, and scale contractors.
  • Encourage spotting service engagement and involvement in trailer spotting improvement opportunities.
  • Perform onsite carrier / spotting service incident investigations, develop and implement appropriate corrective actions.
  • Manage all on-site contract carrier drop trailer lots and the safe movement of trailers throughout the mill site.
  • Process owner of onsite trailer yard management system and inbound raw materials receiving appointment system.
  • Provide technical and administrative support for transportation/warehouse projects and improvements.
  • Understands and meets internal and external customer requirements.
  • Provide customer service support related to product delivery of inbound fiber shipments and outbound roll shipments.
  • Assist Finance Department and Fiber Supply through tracking and verification of inbound fiber deliveries.
  • Provides mill support using product tracking and quality systems to address issues and create process improvements.
  • Maintain Forms, Documents, and Lockout database for Manufacturing Teams
  • Process owner for Shipping document storage on site and off site understanding record retention policies.
  • Provides backup support to quality operations including performance of calibrations and troubleshooting of paper lab testing equipment.
  • Instrumental in leading and assisting with powered industrial truck safety team, powered industrial truck training, and dock safety training programs.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to process team members through daily interactions.
  • Train team members, when necessary, on new methods or procedures.
  • Utilizes Microsoft Office skills to provide in depth data analysis and provide continuous process improvement efforts.
  • Coaches safety to others and leads by example.
  • Develops, maintains, and uses reliable methods for all processes and their improvements.
  • Assists other team members in the mill, as necessary, to minimize downtime and maintain quality.
  • Fullfill area specific 5S expectations (5 minute 5S checklists, replenishment of tools and supplies, 5S audits, etc)
  • Develop cross functional process skills to assist in other areas within the Logistics and Quality Team, as needed.
  • Must be able to wear all required safety equipment.
  • Noise levels in excess of 90 dB.
  • Heat in excess of 100°F occasionally.
  • Required to walk and stand for long durations.
  • Work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Work as part of a weekend/holiday duty rotation.
  • Working environment is 24/7—ability to be on-call as needed and/or required.
  • BS Degree in Logistics or equivalent experience
  • Involved customer service experience such as direct interaction with customers and/or truck carriers.
  • Use of positive communication skills to work through issues (i.e. negotiation skills, positive conflict resolution skills, problem solving).
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Must be self-directed in daily work.
  • Two to three years experience in transportation or logistical functions.
  • Experience in a team-based, customer and quality-focused organization.
  • Knowledge of paper mill safety practices with a good safety record.
  • Advanced SAP and PPR (warehouse management / manufacturing execution software) experience.
  • Shipping, Warehouse and Operations Knowledge
  • Knowledge of DOT and AAR standards.
  • Demonstrated a thorough understanding of dock safety.
  • Experience working with truck / rail transportation carriers.
  • Experience working with railcars / trailers.
  • Experience in high performance work systems.
  • Yard Management process and software experience.
  • Scale Management process and software experience.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to grow with the operation as duties expand or change.
  • Lean Six Sigma / Operational Excellence Training.
Action Oriented
Timely Decision Making
 Decision Quality
 Priority Setting
 Problem Solving
 Drive For Results
Time Management
Customer Focus
Integrity & Trust
Interpersonal Savvy
Peer Relationships
Dealing with Ambiguity
Functional Technical Skills
Learning on the Fly
Technical Learning
International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.
Cedar Rapids IA 52404

Posted 10/11/17

Job ID: 62221