Title: Distribution Associate
Pay: $12.50 - $14.50/hour
Summary: The main function of a distribution coordinator is to verify and keep records on incoming and outgoing shipments. A typical distribution coordinator is responsible for reviewing production, work and shipment schedules and recording inventory levels, cost, etc.
• Examine contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy of incoming or outgoing shipment.
• Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, and shipping orders to route materials.
• Determine shipping method for materials, using knowledge of shipping procedures, routes, and rates.
• Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, and damages and discrepancies, for reporting, accounting, and recordkeeping purposes.
• Contact carrier representative to make arrangements and to issue instructions for shipping and delivery of materials.
• Confer and correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, and nonconformance to specifications.
• Requisition and store shipping materials and supplies to maintain inventory of stock.
• Deliver or route materials to departments, using work devices, such as handtruck, conveyor, or sorting bins.
• Compute amounts, such as space available, and shipping, storage, and demurrage charges, using calculator or price list.
• Pack, seal, label, and affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using work devices such as hand tools, power tools, and postage meter.
• Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to analyze costs related to manufacturing, labor and materials.
• Ability to accurately document and record customer/client information.
• Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to shipping and production.
• Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
• High school diploma or GED required.
• 0-2 years related experience required.