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Transportation Administrative Assistant

Job description

Great Lakes Foods is currently seeking a Transportation Administrative Assistant.

Great Lakes Foods has been successfully serving independent grocers in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Illinois for over 100 years from our 300,000 square foot warehouse located in Menominee, Michigan. We are a fast-growing grocery wholesaler serving a network of well over 100 retail grocery stores, striving to provide the best quality, service, and value to its customers. We are constantly looking for bright, motivated people ready to contribute to our success. If you are looking to build a career in an environment of respect, honesty, and integrity then we would like you to consider joining our team, that provides the best quality, service, and value to its customers.

The Job's primary tasks and duties include, but not limited to:

To assist the transportation department with data entry, reporting, and tracking of information, to assist with calls pertaining to deliveries, routes, and orders.


  • Performs clerical duties as assigned by the Transportation Supervisor
  • Assist with transportation schedules, deliveries, and backhauls
  • Maintain detailed records of vehicles and equipment related to the transportation department
  • Assist driver inquiries pertaining to routes, backhauls, and directions
  • Communicate to the other departments any transportation or delivery changes that affect daily operations
  • Process work orders and invoices from the transportation and building maintenance departments
  • Manage bulk fuel records
  • Administer driver files, both electronic and hard copies
  • Support other departments with inquiries or requests pertaining to the transportation department
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by management

Essential Qualifications

  • Adept in communication, organization, accountability, and customer service skills
  • Time management skills to prioritize and complete a wide variety of tasks throughout the day
  • Organization skills to keep accurate records and find important information quickly
  • Verbal and written communication skills to interact clearly with drivers, customers, vendors, and other employees
  • Experience with telephone; data entry; filing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Must be energetic hard-working motivated self-starter
  • Possess a willingness to help others succeed
  • Previous experience in the motor carrier industry is desirable
  • High School diploma required, some college a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $16.00 per hour

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In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Opportunity laws, qualified applicants must be able to perform essential functions of the position and are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, arrest/conviction record, ancestry, or other class protected by law.

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I certify that the information given on this application is true and complete. I understand that any misstatements or omissions of information are grounds for denial of employment and, if hired, for dismissal. I understand that employment is conditioned upon verification of the information contained herein as well as my passing a post-offer-pre-employment-drug test and/or position related physical examination and/or background check.

In consideration of my employment by Great Lakes Foods. I agree to abide by GLF’s rules and regulations. I further agree that employment with Great Lakes Foods is at will and that either I or the Company may terminate my employment without notice at any time for any reason. I understand that I have no written or oral employment contract with GLF. I understand that no GLF representative other than executive management has authority to enter into an agreement of employment for any specified period of time or to make any agreement contrary to the above.