Meijer Dispatcher - Lansing Distribution Center (2nd & 3rd shift) in Lansing, Michigan

Currently, Meijer is looking for a Dispatcher. The individual selected for this position will be responsible for dispatching drivers in the most cost efficient way while ensuring both on-time deliveries and compliance with applicable Federal and State regulations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Dispatching drivers within hours of service limitations while ensuring on time performance

  • Monitoring building lineups

  • Tracking trailer movements

  • Ensuring on-time performance for store deliveries and backhauls

  • Monitoring yard status

  • Ensuring compliance with all DOT regulations which includes hazardous materials, hours of service, drug and alcohol program, driver physical and license issues, vehicle maintenance and driver vehicle inspection reports

  • Assisting with accident investigations

  • Interpreting and following union contract

This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.

  • High school graduate

  • 2 years of experience in Logistics

  • Previous dispatching experience

  • Executes proper beginning and end of shift processes

  • Knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations, HazMat regulations and individual state size and weight regulations

  • Familiar with geography of the region

  • Ability to re-align driver schedules to facilitate high priority load dispatches while maintaining existing load demands

  • Proven organization and multi-tasking skills

  • PC skills including PeopleNet, Excel, Word, and exposure to electronic logs and dispatching software

  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently

  • Solid communication skills including both written and verbal

  • Available to work 2nd or 3rd shift, and on weekends and holidays