Transportation Analyst – AB (Boise, ID)
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses.
These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy.
We currently have a Transportation Analyst position available at Simplot Headquarters in Boise, ID.
SUMMARYProvides technical support for company logistics systems and industry systems. Provides training and peer leadership to transportation team. Ensures optimal use of company assets (owned or leased railcars). Informs internal and external customers of railcar status by written reports and oral communication. Analyzes daily information for service trends and develops proactive resolutions with rail carriers, plant yards and internal customers. Responsible for fleet deployment, maintenance, compliance testing, and utility analysis. Available for on call duty as required. RESPONSIBILITIES* Perform qualitative and quantities analysis using a variety of tools to solve transportation related business problems. Gather, consolidate, prepare and/or validate data for analysis.* Responsible for fleet deployment, maintenance and compliance testing. Provides timely, cost conscious car disposition, technical drawings and instructions to mobile vendors and shops.* Responsible for maintaining and working effectively with the transportation system tools along with providing efficient data management and analytical solutions for day-to-day business as well as on-going projects.* Manages and deploys company owned rail assets including hazardous tanks. Collects daily rail car movement information from on-line tracing systems and communicates status to internal and external customers. Notes problem areas and communicates recovery plans to appropriate internal and external parties. Accountabilities include balancing seasonal car demand while meeting annual compliance requirements.* Closely monitors customer rail orders and stock transfers to ensure optimal car placement. Tracks overall utilization and makes recommendations on car movement between specific fleets as appropriate.* Serves as Subject Matter Expert on transportation system. Responsible to support plants with technical system issues. Serves as back up for rail car billing. Must ensure 100% accuracy in rail car billing to prevent Federal Rail and Public Utility violations.* Validates and processes AB Rail Car repair invoices for payment. Tracks special projects such as Tank Car Relining for reporting and works within projected fiscal budget. REQUIREMENTS* Bachelor's Degree from 4 year college or university. * Four plus years related experience and/or training. * Knowledge of all transportation modes and distribution patterns for bulk shipments. * Knowledge of production scheduling systems, plant operations, and safety requirements. * Proficient with Microsoft software packages. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills* Outstanding customer service attitude and commitment to being a team player. * Able to work independently, have strong problem resolution skills and excellent organizational skills. * Able to work under pressure and demonstrate ability to meet deadlines with multiple projects. * Ability to complete complex assignments that are broad in nature and usually require originality and ingenuity. * Serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues. * Ability to read and interpret safety rules, maintenance instructions, Department of Transportation regulations and Bureau of Explosives Tariff. * Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, percentages, proportions, and volume with the use of basic algebra and geometry.
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