Material Coordinator

Location: Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Technica is currently accepting applications for a full time, non-exempt Freight Coordinator to perform services at Ft. Wainwright.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Determines the most efficient, legally applicable and economical rates, routes and methods for the movement of freight IAW published classification, tariffs and tariff routings. Consideration is given to availability of carriers, handling equipment required, weather, physical and seasonal characteristics, agreements and priority of using various modes singly or in combination consolidation of shipments and other related factors. Geographic area involved is Intra-Alaska, all of the CONUS, and occasionally overseas. Many shipments are recurrent between established points. Most shipments involve special handling, accessorial charges, or transit privileges. A vast variety of commodities are handled and modes of shipment are rail, motor, air and water, singly or in combination.
  • Processes Government Bills of Lading (GBL); Commercial Bill of Lading (CBL) using Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS) and advance Transportation Control and Movement Documents (TCMD). Reviews such documents for information purposes, and correct use of Fed Log to obtain accurate coding of shipping documents prior to preparing TCMD for military air and commercial-ocean transportation. Uses CMOS/IBS for preparing TCMD for ocean movement.
  • Receives, processes, verifies and accomplishes both routine and priority shipping documents for all outbound shipments. Shipping documents are checked for accuracy of item nomenclature and data. Shipments will be made IAW transportation regulations (MILSTAMP, AR 55-355), CFR 49, DOD 4500.9R, published classifications, and tariff routings). Determines the carrier to be used by using the Rate Tenders and the shipper's requirements. Books the shipments with the cost favorable carrier, advises the shipper of the carrier selected, coordinates spotting instructions between carrier and shipper, and prepares GBL or CBL using Cargo Movement Operations System (CMOS). A Report of Shipment (Reship) must be prepared to notify the receiving agency of the incoming shipment. Prepares and processes all Letters of Warning to carriers when services requested are not rendered or acceptable. Maintain all Intra-State carriers Rate Tenders. Ensures carrier insurances are maintained by coordinating with insurance companies. Reviews, updates, and distributes rates monthly to all Intra-State military agencies.
  • Determines and assigns freight classification rating to a great variety of commodities by consulting numerous classification guides and Fed Log for shipping by rail, common carrier, and military and commercial air and water. Applies a thorough knowledge of shipping characteristics used as a basis for classification of the more common items of commercial freight. Notes and records changes or description of items which might affect original classification Performs freight classification, rating and routing for freight moved within Alaska by all Army units. Performs freight classification, rating and routing of Army freight to CONUS and overseas. Assists Deployment Support Branch (DSB) during all major exercises to determine cost savings when utilizing military transportation by computing charges for commensurate commercial transportation services. Provides classification, rating and routing services for Air Force hazardous material shipped regardless of weight, and for routine airfreight of 1,000 lbs and over, and all surface freight of 10,000 lbs and over. Performs post audits on Intra-Alaska shipments and on outgoing CONUS and overseas freight bills to determine that the services billed were authorized and performed. Assures any correction required or made in the billing is authorized in the tariff. Uses SYNCADA/Power Track System for verifying charges for services provided by the commercial carriers. Performs required tracing actions on freight not accounted for at destination. This may require telephone inquires as well as correspondence, FAX transmittal and formal messages to other Installation Transportation Offices (ITOs), tram-shippers and carriers throughout Alaska. Uses IGC – (IDE/GTN) (Integrated Development Environment/Global Transportation Network) Convergence for tracing purposes. Upon locating a astray freight, incumbent will coordinate with agency holding freight, carriers and unit initiating tracer action to insure freight is ultimately delivered as required by appropriated bill of lading or manifest.
  • Prepares advance TCMDs. Upon receipt of Contract/Purchase order from P&C Office prepares the necessary TCMD to provide shipping instructions, etc. for use by vendor and M1W Pacific Northwest Outport. TCMDs will be prepared IAW MILSTAMP and appropriated distribution made.
  • Prepares and types, using word processing software, such materials as logs, routine correspondence, reports, forms, etc. Maintains required files such as cargo offerings, GBLs, etc. Operates computer terminal to input, correct and retrieve information. Uses printer for processing GBLs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the governing supply systems, programs, policies, nomenclature, work methods, manuals, or other established guidelines.
  • Must have High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must possess a current and valid state driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Must be able to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to squat or kneel on continuous occasions.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Must be physically capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be an U.S. citizen.
Technica is an Equal Opportunity Employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Technica recognizes the value of diversity in our workplace and are committed to equal opportunity.  Technica provides fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sexual preference, partnership status, gender identity, disability, genetic information, and protected veteran status, status of participation in the U.S. Armed Services, or other status protected by federal, state or local law. Technica hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.  

Technica reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and employees.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Technica encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and members or veterans of the U.S. Armed Services to apply.

Technica offers paid time off, health, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance benefits, and 401(k) options to all full-time employees. 

This position description is subject to change at any time. Only persons submitting applications through Technica’s on-line application process will be considered for employment.
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