Transportation Manager

Joint Base Lewis Mcchord, WA
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Transportation, Logistics & Cargo Handlers
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Req ID: 2024-3496


Job Summary:

The Transportation Manager serves as principal advisor to the Project Manager in matters related to monitoring, controlling, and coordinating movement of equipment, and cargo by air, rail, highway, and water. Manages the material movement shipments, rail and yard operations, terminal warehouse operations Freight Services of the division and ensures compliance with applicable regulations. The Transportation Manager determines the most efficient mode of transport that accomplishes AFO's mission requirements at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, and implements internal procedures, methods, and techniques for determining the appropriate mode of transportation of freight as related to the organization's responsibilities and requirements.

  • Administers, participates in, and monitors the performance of all subordinates involved in the procurement of common carrier and other transportation services by rail, motor, air, and miscellaneous means for domestic and foreign movement of freight.

  • Ensures the preparation of all documentations and obtain the ITO or COR approval/signature prior to furnishing any services that obligates Government funds. Coordinate and verify contents of documents of services performed by commercial vendors are correct.

  • Ensures compliance with all transportation laws and regulations. Renders technical assistance on material movements based on a technical knowledge of commercial classifications guides, tariffs, demurrage rules, equipment registers and carrier rating directories.

  • Furnishes SDDC with statistical information on prospective volume traffic with possibility of lower freight rates by interested carriers.

  • Assigns tasks to supervisory and operating personnel.

  • Directs the flow of work; observes performance and resolves difficulties pertaining to inadequate response to movement requirements and transportation requests.

  • Exercises management control over transportation and movement documents, in-transit data documents and movement reports.

  • Maintains close liaison with the installation units and commercial carriers serving the activity.

  • Forecasts requirements for specialized training courses, job related meetings and conferences and schedules attendance.

  • Assures conformity with packing, crating, marking and storage provisions, weight limitations and carrier tariff requirements.

  • Advises on matters pertaining to movement of traffic including outsize and hazardous cargo.

  • Pursues recommendations for improvements to the overall operation and research cost reduction measures without degradation of services to the customer.

  • Is responsible for the vehicle organizational maintenance program and ensures that vehicles and equipment reported to the TMP and/or maintenance for inspection and repair.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7 years of documented supervisor experience as a Transportation Manager

  • Experience using automated Transportation Management Systems

  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Office software (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Common Access Card within 30 days of employment.

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.

  • Physical requirements include (but are not limited to) the ability to lift 60lb, pushing, pulling, carrying, stooping, bending, squatting, and reaching.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Army (MOS 88N) Transportation Management training or other branch equivalent.

  • 10 years' experience in logistics and transportation field.

Job: Transportation, Logistics & Cargo Handlers

Travel: None

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-3496