When you work in a fast-paced environment, you are never bored at work. If you want a career where something exciting is always going on, get a job as a dispatcher at port or rail facilities. Experienced dispatchers can literally keep the trains (or ships) running on time by managing and loading containers and by keeping drivers on track to deliver on time.

If you have a good eye for detail, firsthand intermodal experience dealing with ports or rail facilities, and experience dispatching, there are jobs open now with great companies looking for people with your skills and abilities. SmartTalent can help you to land a job as a dispatcher doing tasks including:

  • Managing and loading empty intermodal containers. It is up to you to get containers moving and ensure that loading is done safely and effectively. Efficiency and the ability to manage details, even with intense call volume, will be a key part of your job.
  • Managing drivers. You’ll be dispatching drivers, receiving activity updates and ensuring compliance with Hours of Service rules. You must be able to communicate via phone, email and text to stay in regular contact with drivers.
  • Keeping costs affordable. A key part of your job will involve avoiding per diem costs and managing on dock demurrage.
  • Problem solving. If issues arise, you’ll be alerted to delays or other problems. You will need strong problem-solving skills so you can find effective resolutions. You will also need effective communication skills so you can work with Domestic Rail Ramps & Port Terminal operators to resolve any issues that arise.

If this sounds like work you are interested in and you’d be qualified to do, reach out to SmartTalent today to find out from our staffing professionals about the hot jobs that are now open for dispatchers.

If you’d prefer to find work in a different position that is a better match for your skill set, we can help you to explore opportunities available to you in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett, and surrounding areas. Give our experienced recruiters a call today to find out more.