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Weights & Research Inspector

**Job Summary:**

+ Check accuracy of freight description while patrolling dock operations in peak freight movement periods

+ Determine proper weight classes in accordance with the national Motor Freight Carriers guidelines, correct errors based on physical inspections and measurements of density where appropriate

+ Work closely with shift supervisors to encourage reweighs of questionable shipments, including documentation and reporting of corrections

+ Enter all data into the AS400 system for weights and description changes using Weights and Measurements menus

+ Accompany sales personnel as needed to inform and educate shippers on proper freight description and packaging requirements in conformity with the NMFC rules

+ Conduct special research studies at the direction of management from time to time to support pricing and costing decisions

+ Regular attendance is required.

+ This is not an all-inclusive list of job requirements and/or duties and may not contain all mental and physical capabilities necessary to perform the job at all times due to circumstances. Operational, safety and other needs may require the employee to perform any and all other duties as assigned. Employees are expected, and must be able to perform all such duties and tasks.

**Qualifications:**

+ High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background

+ Minimum of four years trucking experience preferred

+ Knowledge of National Motor Freight Classifications, Rating and/or OS&D preferred

+ Strong Math skill and ability

+ Minimum of 40 wpm keying speed

+ AS400 experience preferred

+ Must be able to lift approximately 20 lbs., or more if required by the essential functions of the job

+ Must be able to comply with all company policies, rules, procedures and Code of Conduct

+ Must be able to interact well with others

+ Must be able to work independently, or in a team setting

+ Must be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high volume environment with multiple priorities

+ Responds well to questions; Ability to read, interpret and comply with written information and documents such as safety rules, operations / procedure manuals and maintenance instructions with a high comprehension and concentration level to include the ability to meet deadlines

+ Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, random drug and/or alcohol tests, and will be subject to a criminal history background check

+ Must be authorized to work in the United States

**Physical Demands:**

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to fingers, handle, or feel or operate computers and other standard office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk, lift, twist, turn and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be capable of lifting a minimum of 20 lbs., or more if required by the essential functions of the job.

**Work Environment:**

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee may be required to work in high/precarious places, with hazardous materials, and in various weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet to loud as required by the essential functions of the job.

Estes values a diverse workforce and affirmatively promotes a company culture that embraces the concept that outcomes are improved when our workforce is made up of people with different viewpoints. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Come find your new career at Work4Estes.com! Applications are accepted online only through this website. If you need an accommodation to apply, call the number on the website.

Weights & Research Inspector

Full time
Knoxville, TN

Published on 05/15/2024

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