Sea Freight Shipping Coordinator


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Job code: #R2525
Location: Waxhaw, NC (At the JAARS Center)

Description: Each center of operations for Bible translation work worldwide has support services that are critical to keeping the work of Bible translation moving ahead. Often times, supplies needed for the work are either not available in these remote locations or unaffordable. The Sea Freight Shipping Office meets these supply needs at a reasonable price.

The supply store in Papua New Guinea has a particularly great need for this office as teams working in that country depend on the Sea Freight Shipping Office to ship supplies to keep a workforce of over 800 people fed, clothed and provided for! Other operations worldwide depend on the Sea Freight Shipping Office to get them needed aviation fuel and airplane parts that are necessary for flying Bible translators out to remote jungle and mountain regions.

The Sea Freight Shipping Office handles not only the shipment of goods and equipment to these centers of operations, but also handles the shipment of personal effects for staff going to or coming from various worldwide locations. This allows our staff to continue their work without undo delay in setting up their homes and places of work.

The job involves:

  • Advising Wycliffe members, field offices and partner organizations how to export purchased goods and/or personal effects the most economical way.
  • Communicating with Wycliffe members and field offices by phone, email, and text about shipping requirements in general and to certain destinations in particular.
  • Processing vendor drop-shipments and repack and label goods. Communicating with members about the goods they have ordered to be drop-shipped to the warehouse.
  • Building and packing shipping crates.
  • Knowing about dangerous goods regulations, recognize dangerous goods and how to prepare and ship dangerous goods by sea freight (Training and Certification will be provided by JAARS).
  • Knowing about export regulation for vehicles (cars, trucks, motorbikes, boats, and aircraft).
  • Communicating and collaborating with other JAARS departments about shipping vehicles and aircraft.
  • Loading sea cargo containers, using forklifts and man-power. Securing cargo to prevent damage while container is in transit.
  • Communicating with shipping agencies and trucking companies to secure economical rate quotes.
  • Preparing export documents and communicate with members and field offices about shipment details.
  • Authorizing vendor invoices for payment.
  • Compiling expense summaries to allow accounting to bill members and field offices.
Import
  • Providing assistance to Wycliffe members, field offices and partner organizations to import personal effects, aviation parts, printed material by sea or airfreight.
  • Communicating with clearing agencies to clear cargo from sea or airports thru US Customs to our warehouse.
  • Offloading cargo from containers, using forklifts and man-power.
  • Arranging trucking of cargo to owner’s addresses.
  • Authorizing vendor invoices for payment.
  • Compiling expense summaries to allow accounting to bill members and field offices.

The job requires:

  • Basic management skills.
  • Good interpersonal relations.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to use computers with skills in programs like Outlook, Excel, Google Drive, etc.
  • Handy with basic woodworking tools both hand and power.
  • Must be able to use these tools and equipment: Table saw, panel saw, portable circular saw, chop saw, drill motors (cordless and air) air nail and staple guns, common hand tools and be able to drive Forklifts (Max capacity 5,500 lbs.) - (Training and certification provided by JAARS).
  • Practices a learning attitude and creative tolerance with differences while offering training and mentoring to those supervised or less skilled.

Does this job describe you and are you ready for taking a significant role in keeping our worldwide operations going? Consider supporting the work of Bible translation in this unique way, ensuring the smooth running of this critical support service.

For more information contact our Director for Management and Professional Recruitment at: managersformissions@wycliffe.org


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