Lehigh Hanson Marine Dispatcher in Lockport, Illinois

AutoReqId: 7245BR

Line Of Business: Aggregates

Department: Distribution

Primary Location: Lockport-IL

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

Lehigh Hanson is seeking a Marine Dispatcher for our Romeoville Bargeline and shipyard operations reporting to the Marine Operations Manager. The Marine Dispatcher is responsible for the daily scheduling of barge logistics and ensuring that barges are loaded and delivered to customer docks in a timely and efficient manner. In addition, the Marine Dispatcher is responsible for sharing all plant related administrative duties with the second Marine Dispatcher.

This opportunity is perfect for the professional who is looking to grow their career with an industry leader. While focusing on servicing customers’ needs, you will begin your career with a proven leader in the heavy construction materials industry.

The position is based in Lockport, IL.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

What you’ll get to do:

  • Prepare weekly barge schedule and coordinate the loading and shipment of barges.

  • Work closely with the Romeoville Quarry shipping foreman to ensure efficient and timely loading of barges.

  • Communicate barge orders with company-owned vessels to facilitate delivery of barges in a timely manner.

  • Process and calculate barge tonnage for preparation ticketing within the JWS system.

  • Prepare barge tickets and communicate the information to both internal and external customers.

  • Various plant related administrative duties including payroll, payables, ticketing, etc.

  • Prepare reports as needed to ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Split the weekend duty and evening responsibility with the second Marine Dispatcher to ensure proper communication with the marine vessels that operate 24/7.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Ensure compliance requirements are met through organizational and procedural measures including implementation of Group guidelines, perform training, monitoring compliance etc.

  • Proactively assist management in promoting health & safety of employees to continuously improve the company's health & safety performance

Who we are looking for:

  • Candidates with a High School Diploma or equivalent. Requires the ability to read, write and understand the English language.

  • Candidates with strong computer skills especially the Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Self-directed and motivated individuals with the ability to work with limited or moderate supervision.

  • Candidates willing to work a rotating schedule with on-call availability for weekend duty.

  • Positive and helpful attitude enabling the marine department to meet all objectives and goals.

Benefits & Compensation:

We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.



Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled