Transportation Dispatcher

Knoxville, TN


Assists in the supervision and coordinating activities of employees engaged in verifying and keeping records on outgoing shipments, and preparing items for shipment by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Study daily orders and other records received from sales to determine shipping priorities, work assignments, and shipping methods required to meet shipping schedules.
  • Oversee outgoing shipping activities to ensure accuracy, completeness, and condition of shipments.
  • Inspect loading operations to ensure compliance with shipping specifications.
  • Oversee movement of packed produce to assigned rows for storage.
  • Print new manifests when trucks arrive to make sure there are no changes and directs forklift drivers to load trucks and place temperature recorder when needed.
  • Check loading manifest to loaded truck for accuracy and prints proper documentation.
  • Issue written and oral instructions.
  • Study and standardize procedures to improve efficiency of subordinates.
  • Maintain harmony among workers and resolve grievances.
  • Print necessary documents for sales and billing at end of day.
  • Adjust orders for changes received from customer or sales.
  • Assist other locations or departments as needed.
  • Assist in scheduling deliveries so they arrive at customer locations at designated times.
  • Ensures that all regulations are followed and enforced as outlined in our food safety program (H.A.C.C.P.).
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Supervisory Duties

Responsible for assisting in the supervision of drivers and garage foremen.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and/or training.
  • Two to three years of related training and/or experience.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and long hours as needed.
  • Must be able to operate a computer using standard office software.

Job Location

Knoxville, TN