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The Boeing Company

First Line Transportation Manager

Seattle, WA

Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) is seeking a First Line Transportation Manager (Level K) to lead our Licensed Transportation team of truck drivers, responsible for a variety of over the road licensed vehicles such as semi-tractor/trailers, including flatbeds and doubles, aircraft fueling tankers, box trucks, buses, vans, limousines, etc. Our team receives assignments from the transportation dispatcher, manually picking up, sorting, loading and unloading packages up to twenty feet long weighing up to 35 pounds.

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This role will require occasional on-call weekend work. This position is primarily 3rd shift, but may require the ability to work any shift in the Puget Sound Region based on future business needs.

We are seekinga goal focused and team oriented individual as well as leadership skills that inspire outstanding performance and daily innovative improvements.You will enjoy making a difference, looking for positive outcomes, and having fun. This team of hourly drivers is represented by a collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters Local 174. You will work in a diverse team environment leading safety, communication and customer service expectations.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Lead and integrate employee activities across more than one area (multiple sites) in materials management and transportation.
  • Design routes, methods, process, and procedures that deliver results at the lowest landed cost.
  • Develop and complete project and process plans, implement policies and procedures, and set operational goals.
  • Acquire resources for projects and processes, provide technical management of suppliers and lead process improvements.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, partners and direct reports.
  • Provide oversight and approval of technical approaches, products and processes.
  • Lead, develop and motivate employees and teams.
  • Develop and implement integrated organizational strategies and plans.
  • Establish performance metrics and monitor critical route adherence with the appropriate detail and frequency to determine trends and financial deterioration well in advance of actual performance impact or default.
  • Establish and maintain performance expectations to minimize financial impacts, and prevent production line interruptions.
  • Identify and employ innovative and efficient technologies and management processes to achieve better service and business results.
  • Influence decisions on the best mode of transportation to carry freight on behalf of Boeing and subsidiaries.
  • Drive a service culture mentality to enable business partners and employees to achieve performance excellence at a competitive cost.
  • Manage driver's performance of their statement of work; track performance metrics, lead business reviews, and establishes corrective actions as needed.
  • Identify and develop safety risk mitigation processes, procedures and plans.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "US Person" includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
  • 3+ years of experience in management or relevant leadership experience
  • 3+ years of experience leading process improvement initiatives
  • Must be able to work 3rd shift, as required by this position
  • Must be willing to cover on call shifts, including weekends and after hours

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
  • Bachelor's degree and/or military experience
  • 5+ years of previous experience as a CDL driver
  • 2+ years of experience managing freight handling personnel
  • 3+ years of experience in domestic supply chain logistics
  • 3+ years of experience leading teams to execute to safety, quality, delivery & cost commitments/targets
  • 3+ years of data and/or experience


Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeingis a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


This position is for 3rd shift and may be adjusted for future business needs.

Total Rewards:

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range: $107,950-$146,050

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: Boeing-00000344175
Employment Type: Other