GENERAL JOB STATEMENT
Transportation Assistant is responsible for developing the Transportation
Schedule on a weekly basis. The individual will assist the Transportation
Manager and Marketing Coordinator with coordinating, monitoring, and tracking
all livestock movements, including purchases, internal movements and sales. This
includes keeping the Transportation Database up-to-date and complete.
Eligible for health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term
disability, 401K, PTO and paid holidays following 60 days of employment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
Livestock Transfer Request forms from production staff and enter request into
all transportation related information is collected and captured in NFP
and update the grower site information in database and the site book for
fuel surcharge for transportation billing.
all changes to the schedule in the Transportation system.
truckers and trailers to loads based on the weekly Transportation schedule,
making certain NFP trailers and contract transporters are utilized to the
with weekly transportation conference call to verify schedule and adjust.
all pig movements are included on schedule.
all biosecurity guidelines as outlined by NFP Veterinarian Services.
weekly Transportation Schedule and communicate to growers, packing plants,
transporters, production and office support staff.
and track all livestock movements, which include purchases, internal movements
changes to weekly Transportation Schedule daily, which requires notifying
growers, packing plants, transporters, production and office support staff.
This includes recording and entering these changes into the Transportation
for, on a weekly basis, developing the schedule of all pig movements through
producer, transporter, and packing plants.
as liaison between the New Fashion Pork transportation department, packing
plants and production facilities.
on weekly transportation schedule, assist company veterinarian to ensure
transportation bio-security is maintained, withdrawal periods are met and
health papers requirements are met and provided to transporters.
market load weights, DOAs, and slows to service staff and growers.
with processors on weekly load projections and marketing slots.
transporter performance to ensure good customer and plant service while
ensuring on time deliveries and following up on late deliveries. Document when
transporters miss dock times in accordance with NFP's policies.
a weekly basis, generate a list and inform office staff on the barn close outs
and start-ups and pay lean needs.
transport invoices on a weekly basis.
Phone Responsibility – After Hours
loads must be covered or rearranged so no growers, drivers, plants or service
staff are left unaware of scheduling plans.
phone as needed or respond to messages within fifteen minutes. Contact the
caller who left the message to let them know the situation is being addressed.
all necessary adjustments thru noon of the next day or through Monday noon, if
changes occur on a weekend.
Transportation Manager with any problems or emergencies. Follow Catastrophic
Transportation Event Response with Transportation Manager in the case of an
readily available while on call the following items:
of all phone lists.
call log (by sow source).
call log (market loads only).
for making all changes to the schedule, using best judgment when dealing with
transportation after-hour phone to evenly share responsibility with other
members of the transportation department. Each week of on-call time will be
compensated beyond regular rate of pay.
a positive work environment for co-workers by leading from example.
personal and business short and long-term goals.
represent the company at work and in the community.
Requirements and Responsibilities
other tasks and responsibilities as may be required by NFP.
staff meetings and trainings as scheduled and required.
all applicable biosecurity measures per NFP policies.
all safety rules and practices and encourage co-workers to do the same.
switchboard/receptionist duties and office maintenance duties.
and consistent attendance.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND
to read maps.
to respond to conflict and resolve issues promptly.
to be available to solve transport issues at odd hours and days off.
knowledge of logistics.
School Diploma or GED required.
closely with Transportation Department, Marketing Department, Production Staff,
Farm Managers, Carriers, Growers, and Packing Plants.
performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have the ability
to manipulate (lift, carry and/or move) light to medium weights of 10-50
pounds. Requires arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp,
and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment, and read. The employee is
frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. Position
also requires repetitive hand motion (typing/data entry) daily.