Field Transportation Lead


As the Field Transportation Lead you will work to assist in coaching and mentoring the team. You will work as a backup for your Area Manager. You will assist in yard operations by performing a variety of duties inclusive of operating a spotter truck. In this fast-paced environment, you will be working in an active trailer yard. This role will spend the majority of the time in the FC yard.

Job Description/Duties:

  • Perform leadership functions for the yard team, including regular 1:1 coaching and development sessions and directing the team as needed during the work day.
  • Perform the duties of the Area Manager when the Area Manager is not on site.
  • Correspond with multiple shipping companies and their contacts including escalations
  • Conduct daily coordination with FC operations departments, transportation peers and carriers to ensure all trailers arrive and depart on time with zero defects.
  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of the FC trailer yard through meticulous attention to detail and daily yard audits.
  • Consolidate information from different sources to determine daily trailer pool requirements and trailer flow in yard.
  • Consolidate data from multiple data sources to generate daily reports to support business needs.
  • Need to learn how to use multiple carrier provided shipping software to ship and track packages
  • Escalate systematic and operational issues through case and ticket systems
  • Audit delivery and shipping documents as needed including seal inspection
  • Troubleshoot shipping problems and errors to resolution
  • Communicate well with peers, managers and outside carriers to coordinate activities according to needs
  • Comprehensive understanding of shipping requirements, rules and obligations by carrier, destination and package type
  • Ensure that all safety measures and precautions are in place and being used regarding the docks and trailers
  • Assist in off-site yard operations
  • Rotate through all duties required of Yard Specialist (trailer check-in/out, auditing, escalation and exception management and hosteling.
  • Need to know or be able to learn the shipping and truckload transportation process
  • Must be well organized and detailed oriented with the ability to multi-task
  • Must be accurate, reliable and understand the importance of deadlines and work as required to satisfy deadlines
  • Must be able to be proactive and work well with others
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Operation of spotter vehicle:

  • Operates a spotter truck
  • Moves trailers between trailer yard and dock doors
  • Commitment to yard rules and safety policies, and safe behaviors
  • Move empty or full trailers between trailer yard and dock doors
  • Utilize handheld mobile device to log all trailer moves in Yard Management System and maintain accurate yard inventory
  • Perform manual dolly movements
  • Perform hostler assisted dolly movements
  • Chocking equipment

Physical Demands to be performed with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Standing and/or walking during a minimum ten-hour shift
  • Some lifting and moving of packages, most weighing 35 pounds or less
  • Walking in the FC and Yard area with great frequency
  • Manual dexterity in hands and wrist
  • Regular bending, lifting, stretching and reaching both below the waist and above the head

This role is not VCP eligible.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be flexible for daily overtime and varying schedules as needed
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Must have a valid driver's license, maintain appropriate insurance, and pass a motor vehicle background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 2 years commercial driving experience in a vehicle of similar size, weight, and controls as a terminal tractor
  • Proficiency in backing trailers into dock doors and parking slips
  • Bachelors degree is preferred.
  • Good communication skills with diverse audiences with confidence, clarity, and right focus.
  • Strong logical thinking, analytical skill, and problem solving skill.
  • Good teamwork mentality to build trustworthy and supportive working relationships.
  • Ability to learn quickly and work under high pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Currently in T3 or higher position with Amazon

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