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Dispatcher-Elgin, IL

Elgin, IL, US, 60120

Precast Products Central

 

 

Job ID:  155226

Exempt

 

Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more.   With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Infrastructure is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.

 

Job Summary
 

The Dispatcher will be responsible for scheduling and expediting on-time deliveries of finished products to customer’s jobsites. The Dispatcher will also assist production with backlog reports and communicating customer needs to production managers.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Prepares weekly schedule for shipment volume and proactively communicates plan externally to customers and internally with production teams
  • Adjusts schedule, as needed, to accommodate customer needs
  • Proactively communicate with customer their product delivery schedule
  • Resolves production schedule conflicts prior to shipment, ensuring on-time, error-free shipment and invoicing
  • Prepare shipment documents, certifications and corresponding backup information for each shipment
  • Review and research new and existing transportation vendors; programs to reduce, replace and improve upon transportation costs
  • Maintain vehicle maintenance and records on the TSC website
  • Handle large volumes of phone calls and e-mails in a timely manner while making accurate and precise decisions regarding prioritizing shipment pickups, deliveries, maintenance, etc.
  • Ensures safety practices are being enforced including load securement 
  • Actively participates in training and development
  • Create and manage a dependable carrier base
  • Actively striving to reduce cost per ton by comparing freight rates for loads amongst carriers
  • Coordinates with the yard manager to ensure trucks are being loaded efficiently and accurately
  • Other duties and responsibilities related to the nature of the job may be assigned on a temporary or permanent basis as needed

 

Education/Experience 

 

  • At least 1 year of dispatch experience and/or yard/warehouse management
  • Previous precast concrete experience a plus
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

 

Requirements/Skills 

 

  • Understanding of safety and transportation requirements
  • Demonstrated written / oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interface with peers
  • Ability to analyze data to identify trends
  • Ability to identify issues and communicate solutions to management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office/Excel, Word, Outlook programs
  • Willing to work flexible, and extended hours, if needed

 

What CRH Americas Offers You

 

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

 

About CRH Americas

 

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

 

Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!

 

CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Date Posted:  Sep 3, 2019


Nearest Major Market: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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