International Paper Transportation Team Lead in NORWALK RECYCLING, California

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

International Paper

Norwalk Recycling

Job Description

Job Title

Transportation Lead

Reports to

Plant Superintendent/Operations Manager

Job Purpose

To ensure safety and transportation expectations are met through compliance of policies and processes for production/transportation

Umbrella responsibilities of all employees:

  • Assist and support implementation of EHS initiatives and strategies to reduce risk including but not limited to the areas of: OSHA, ergonomics, injury / illness reduction, hazard communication, environmental, emergency preparedness, and general employee safety

  • Supports LIFE areas, Safety Leading Indicators and Global Program Elements

  • Ensures a clean and safe work environment

  • Adhering to Plant policies and guidelines

  • Working safely and looking out for the safety of those around them

  • Ensure safety and transportation expectations are met

  • Meet the needs of our customers by providing excellent service

  • Manage needed plant documentation and DOT requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Schedule, direct and coach Trucking team members as needed to achieve Plant safety and production objectives

  • Cover daily toolbox topics

  • Schedule trucks & trailers for service / repairs

  • Work with Finance Specialist for PO’s related to trucking department

  • Schedule daily pickups and work with dock to ensure trailers are loaded with equipment as needed

  • Random DOT drug testing

  • Drive as needed to cover vacations and / or illness

  • Monitor overtime and efficiencies in the trucking department and route accordingly

  • Establish and communicate to drive team members job performance requirements and minimum standards for safety and productivity;

  • Ensure all drive team members are knowledgeable of Plant safety policies and procedures

  • Monitor driver daily logs, VCR’s, and driver hours for accuracy.

  • Follow all Federal, State, and local D.O.T regulations.

  • Track and schedule Truck, and Trailer Federal Inspections.

  • Maintain all equipment maintenance files.

  • Manage and maintain VMO & DMO

  • Respond to customer requests for scheduling and delivery

  • Assist with scale as needed

  • Spot inspect tractors for cleanliness and perform random ride a longs

  • Other duties as assigned

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Gloves, approved safety glasses, ear plugs, safety vest, steel toe shoes, hard hat.

Equipment Operated and Monitored

  • Trucks

  • Hand Truck

  • Cell Phone

  • Trailers

  • Forklift

  • Pallet Jack

Tools used

  • King Pin Locks

  • Rear door strap (red strap)

  • Load locks

  • Padlock for trailer securement

  • Glad-hand Locks

Information collected and exchanged

  • Communicate with Shipping, and receiving on equipment needs.

  • Communicate with Plant Supervisor on trucking needs.

  • Communication with drivers on account issues, equipment issues.

  • Communication with customers/Account managers (Missed pickup, delayed pickups)

Training/Registration/License/Certification requirement

  • HS Diploma or equivalent

  • Satisfactory background check

  • Ability to effectively read/write/speak English and interpret written documents

  • Expert knowledge of shipping processes and procedures

  • Knowledge of Traffic Dept. processes

  • Strong computer skills; ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure;

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.

  • Proven ability to work with internal and external customers

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.

[[city]] [[sapState]] [[postalcode]]