Job Search SOS

Logistics Jobs Ep. 19

February 26, 2022 Chris & Nancy Pinto Season 2 Episode 21
Job Search SOS
Logistics Jobs Ep. 19
Show Notes Transcript

We're back with new fun facts, things to do and job openings around the US of A!

Hang out and learn about the law that killed the oldest joke, how some North Carolinians ring in the new year, and the disturbing truth about crosswalk signals!  Oh yeah, and check out our job postings in the logistics industry.  Job descriptions and secure, easy application process can be accessed by visiting our website.  

Pinto Employment Search LLC - Logistics & Supply Chain Recruiters
Chris & Nancy Pinto, Owners

Website:  https://www.pintoemployment.com/

Nancy Pinto
201-988-2293
nancy@pintoemployment.com
www.linkedin.com/in/nancypinto

Chris Pinto:
908-578-5814
chris.pinto@pintoemployment.com
www.linkedin.com/in/chrispintoemployment

NANCY:  What a crazy couple of weeks!  We did my interview for the show, went to Vegas, went to the PRO BOWL, came back, the next week had two major American holidays back to back - the Super Bowl followed immediately by Valentines - or PALentines - or GALentines Day!  Not to mention, the Olympics were on in the middle of all this.  There’s been no shortage of stuff to do this February!

CHRIS:  If any of that has inspired you in some way to start looking for a new job, or if you’re looking to add staff to your own company, check out Pinto Employment Search!  We are an executive recruiting agency specializing in Logistics & Supply Chain Jobs.  We’ve got all the details for you at pintoemployment.com!

NANCY: You’re listening to a special episode of the Job Search SOS podcast. I’m Nancy Pinto and this is my husband, business partner and Gomez to my Morticia, Chris Pinto.

CHRIS: We’re going to let you know which jobs we are working on right now across the US. For more info, you can find the full job descriptions and requirements for all the jobs we’re working on at pintoemployment.com.

NANCY: The best way to be considered for any position is to apply through our secure website, www.pintoemployment.com. When you submit your resume, we do NOT automatically send it to our client. We don’t do that until after we have a phone conversation with you.

CHRIS: If you do not match the requirements of a particular position, you can click the big red Submit Resume button on the Home Page so we have you in the system to be considered for future opportunities. Also, check back frequently to see if we have something that your experience does match.

NANCY:  Disclaimer:  Chris hasn’t read any of the trivia, so he’s learning this stuff along with all of you!
CHRIS:  We’re including our friends across the pond for this bit of historical trivia. There is a bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona called London Bridge, which was constructed using the old stones from the original 1830s London Bridge in London!  An American real estate developer had been having a hard time attracting buyers to Lake Havasu City.  When he learned that the bridge was for sale (because it needed replacing - it was sinking at a rate of one inch per year since it couldn’t handle car traffic), he bought it!  The bridge was dismantled, and the 10,246 blocks were marked, packaged, and exported to the US. The steamship line carrying the stones sailed to Long Beach via the Panama Canal, and upon discharge, a fleet of trucks drove eastward to Arizona with its precious cargo.  The bridge opened in 1971 and did, in fact, help tourism and community development. 
NANCY:
Location: Phoenix
Job: Equipment Control Manager
Company Type:  Steamship line
Experience:  Must know how equipment operations at the ports and depots work - including import and export flows, inventory, chassis, dealing with truckers and managing return of empties. 
NANCY:  Staying with bridges.  We lived in San Francisco for a year and I don’t think I ever heard this fact.  The Golden Gate Bridge, made of steel, can act as a thermometer.  The span can move up or down by as much as 16 feet, depending on the weather.
NANCY:
Location: Cardiff By The Sea
Job: Domestic Logistics Operations Coordinator
Company Type: Chemical Manufacturer & Distributor
Experience:  Must know how to set up deliveries of full truckloads, dry vans and flatbeds from warehouse to warehouse throughout the US.
CHRIS: 
Location: City of Industry
Job: 1 Domestic and International Operations Specialist AND and 1 Operations Supervisor 
Company Type: Domestic and International Freight Forwarder
Experience:  They’re looking for at least 3 years for the specialist and 5 years for the supervisor role. The candidates need hands-on experience processing shipments for a freight forwarder, and current knowledge of air, ocean, import, export, trucking, rail, and domestic air.  Supervisors should be strong leaders and problem solvers.
NANCY:
Location: Costa Mesa
Job: Customer Acquisition Manager
Company Type: Freight Forwarder
Experience: This is a mid level position for someone with a book of relationships; who is resourceful and loves to get involved in supply chain solutions, not just transactions.
CHRIS:
Location:  Inglewood
Job: Import and Export Operations
Company Type:  Freight Forwarder
Experience: They’re looking for 3-4 years experience, with intimate knowledge of CargoWise, industry certifications such as for handling hazmat, and familiarity with both air and ocean import and export operations. 
NANCY:
Location: Long Beach
Job: Import Customs Brokerage Operations
Company Type:  Freight Forwarder/Customs Broker
Experience:  Knowledge of the import operations process for air and ocean from pre-alert through final delivery, and including Customs clearance procedures.
CHRIS:
Location: Los Angeles
Job:  Field Sales Executive
Company Type: Mid size growing Freight Forwarder
Experience:  Must be a Trans-Atlantic expert, but also familiar with TransPacific trades.  The company will also consider candidates who want to make the leap from Inside Sales to Outside Sales.
NANCY:
Location:  Napa Valley
Job: 1 Export Operations Coordinator and 1 Import Operations Coordinator
Company Type: NVOCC
Experience: Must have strong knowledge of freight forwarding operations, and be able to hit the ground running with minimal training.

CHRIS:
Location:  Newport Beach
Job: Operations Specialist
Company Type: Freight Forwarder
Experience:  Well rounded knowledge of freight forwarding operations in any mode, whether it be air, ocean, imports or exports. 
NANCY:
Location: Oxnard
Job: Operations Manager - FCL Drayage
Company Type:  Non asset freight broker
Experience:  Strong leader who can guide staff, handle all aspects of the department, AND be willing to pitch in on the day to day.  Solid understanding of FCL trucking operations- picking up and delivering to the ports and rails throughout the US.
CHRIS:
Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA
Job: Customs Brokerage Operations coordinator / Air Import Operations Coordinator / LCB
Company Type: Freight Forwarders
Experience: looking for relevant hands on experience with forwarders or Customs house broker
NANCY:
Location: South Gate
Job: Key Account Manager
Company Type: Freight Forwarder
Experience: 2-5 years experience in customer service; fluency in Mandarin

CHRIS:
Location: Torrance 
Job:  Customs Brokerage Team Leader
Company Type: CHB/Freight Forwarder. 
Experience:  Must be a Licenced Customs Broker with knowledge of compliance and a through z brokerage operations

NANCY:
Location: Torrance
Job: National Sales and Marketing Manager AND a Domestic Logistics Sales Rep
Company Type: Freight Forwarders providing international and domestic logistics services
Experience:  Respective candidates should understand air and ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, ground and truckload transportation, warehousing and distribution, and other value-added logistics services. They should have contacts throughout the market they can call on for opportunities.

CHRIS:
Location: Torrance
Job:  Air & Ocean Import Operations Coordinator
Company Type: Freight Forwarder
Experience: looking for a couple years hands-on experience in operations for a Freight Forwarder or NVOCC
NANCY:  For some beautiful pictures around Florida, visit https://www.visitflorida.com/.  But let’s stay on bridges!  The 95-year-old Bridge of Lions connects Anastasia Island with the mainland.  Anastasia Island is a barrier island east of St. Augustine.  St. Augustine, we all know, is the oldest city in the US, ironically boasting the Fountain of Youth (which costs $20 to visit, for your info).  The Mediterranean-styled Bridge of Lions is a quarter of a mile long, featuring a pair of marble-sculpted lions (hence the apt name Bridge of Lions). Cross the bridge to visit the 1600-acre state park on Anastasia Island, and cross back for the many attractions in St. Augustine, including Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas.

CHRIS:
Location: Miami
Job:  Sales Executive
Company Type:  Mid size Freight Forwarder
Experience: Must be strong in Trans Atlantic and Trans Pacific import and export trade lanes.
CHRIS:  In Quitman, GA, just west of Valdosta, it is illegal to let your chicken cross the road. 
You think that’s a joke? It’s NOT a joke to the enforcers of the Quitman, Georgia Code of Ordinances! 
According to ARTICLE I - IN GENERAL
Section 8-1, Domestic fowl running at large.
“It shall be unlawful for any person owning or controlling chickens, ducks, geese or any other domestic fowl to allow the same to run at large upon the streets or alleys of the city or to be upon the premises of any other person, without the consent of such other person.”
NANCY:
Location: College Park, GA
Job: Air Export Operations Coordinator
Company Type:  Freight Forwarder
Experience:  Need around 2-5 years experience in Air Export and some knowledge of ocean export operations as well.
CHRIS:
Location: Holly Springs, GA
Job:  Ocean Export Operations/Documentation
Company Type:  Exporter
Experience:  Need 3-5 years experience in full container ocean export operations from a-z. Experience with a supplier or manufacturer is a plus. 
NANCY:
Location: Savannah
Job: Port Manager
Company Type:  Steamship Line
Experience: Approximately 3-5 years in marine operations.  This role will report to the GM for East Coast operations, and will oversee all vessel stevedoring, husbandry, and container activities.
NANCY:  Did you know that the Chicago River is the only river in the world that was engineered to flow backwards?  They did it in 1900 to divert sewage away from Lake Michigan’s freshwater supply.
CHRIS:
Location: Bensenville
Job: Ocean Import Operations Coordinator
Company Type: Long-standing - and still growing - NVOCC
Experience: Looking for about 1-3 years experience in operations.

NANCY:
Location: Chicago
Job:  International Freight Forwarding Sales Rep, Domestic Freight Sales Rep, and an LCL/Consolidation Sales Rep
Company Type:  Midsize Freight Forwarders/NVOCC
Experience:  International rep must be strong in Trans-Atlantic export trade lanes. Domestic rep must understand Truckload operations and sales.  The LCL rep must have relationships with freight forwarders.
CHRIS:
Location: Chicago
Job: Warehouse Supervisor
Company Type:  Food Distributor
Experience:  5-10 years in all warehouse operations, and proficient with WMS systems
CHRIS:  Across from the port of Baltimore is Curtis Creek, the final resting place of a number of extremely old, disintegrating vessels. No scuba gear needed - you can actually kayak around the shallow creek and explore the ships, including wooden freighters from World War One, and a schooner stranded in 1899. 
NANCY:
Location: Baltimore
Job: Domestic Logistics Operations Associate and an International Air/Ocean Import/Export Specialist
Company Type:  Freight Forwarders
Experience:  A couple of years in transportation, a passion for the logistics industry, and a willingness to learn and grow with the organization.

CHRIS:
Location:  Baltimore
Job: Sales Rep, International and Domestic Freight
Company Type: Freight Forwarder
Experience:  Proven success selling freight forwarding and logistics services to importers and exporters throughout the North Atlantic market.

NANCY:
Location: Elkridge
Job: Ocean and Air Export Operations Specialist
Company Type: Freight Forwarder
Experience: 5 years minimum in freight forwarding operations

CHRIS:
Location: Pikesville
Job:  Export Customer Service Rep
Company Type: NVOCC
Experience:  Company will look at experienced candidates, as well as entry level candidates with ambitions to learn freight forwarding and help various departments including customer service, documentation and billing.   
CHRIS:  The year: 1938.  The location: Boston Harbor. The incident:  a cargo ship called City of Salisbury crashes into a bunch of rocks that had not appeared on the captain’s map, rendering it a total loss.  Luckily, no people or animals were hurt.  Animals? Yes.  In addition to the normal cargo, the ship was carrying an array of exotic animals.  This did not make for a calm voyage.  According to the website Atlas Obscura, a Himalayan bear escaped in Calcutta, 25 monkeys got loose in Halifax, and while out to sea, a king cobra had his mate for lunch.
CHRIS:
Location: Peabody
Job:  Licensed Customs Broker
Company Type: NVOCC/Freight Forwarder
Experience:  This is a high-level position with P&L responsibility. Candidates should have hands-on experience and current knowledge of all aspects of import customs brokerage, from classification to post-entry and SOP creation.
NANCY:  It is a little-known fact, except maybe to volcanologists, that New Jersey has a volcano.  It’s located in Beemerville, which is about an hour northwest of Newark Airport.  It was active 440 million years ago, but not now.  Which is good. Because that would really kill tourism in Beemerville, New Jersey.

NANCY:
Location: Carlstadt
Job:  Logistics Operations Associate
Company Type:  Project and Air Freight Forwarder
Experience:  3 years in operations, basically packing and preparing shipments for domestic and air freight transport
CHRIS:
Location: Clifton
Job:  Field Sales Executive
Company Type:  Mid size Freight Forwarder
Experience: Must be strong in Trans Atlantic trade lanes

NANCY:
Location: East Rutherford
Job: Air Export Operations Coordinator
Company Type:  Mid size Freight Forwarder
Experience:  2-5 years handling international air export operations, someone who thrives in a deadline heavy environment.   
CHRIS:
Location: East Rutherford
Job: Logistics Technology Specialist
Company Type:  National Truck Broker
Experience:  3-5 years experience developing and enhancing operating systems and technology for the logistics industry.
NANCY:
Location: East Rutherford
Job:  Sales Executive - BASED INSIDE THE OFFICE. It’s not a support position or inside sales. It’s a full-on sales role with a-z sales responsibilities. 
Company Type: Freight Forwarder with strong air cargo and project cargo business.
Experience:  Some history of working in freight forwarding.  They will train the right individual.   
CHRIS:
Location: Edison 
Job: Ocean Import Operations Coordinator
Company Type:  NVOCC/Consolidator
Experience: Approximately 2-5 years in operations, handling a lot of LCL and FCL imports from pre-alert to final delivery
NANCY:
Location: Edison 
Job: Warehouse and EDI Manager
Company Type:  Home Goods Manufacturer
Experience:  This role handles all warehouse logistics operations as well as everything related to EDI.  Candidates must have several years of experience encompassing both areas. 
CHRIS:
Location: Englewood Cliffs
Job: Ocean Export Operations Coordinator
Company Type: Small freight forwarder

Experience:  At least 2 years in export operations.  Willing to help with other shipments as well.  Knowledge of procedures for DG a plus.
NANCY:
Location: Hoboken
Job:  Import Operations/Customer Service
Company Type:  NVOCC
Experience:  At least 2 years of ocean import operations with a forwarder/NVOCC

CHRIS:
Location: Hoboken
Job:   Customs Entry Writer
Company Type:  Freight Forwarder and Broker
Experience:  At least one year in Customs house brokerage operations

NANCY:
Location: Iselin 
Job:  Ocean Export Operations Coordinator
Company Type:  NVOCC/Consolidator/Freight Forwarder
Experience: Approximately 2-5 years hands on experience. Specifically candidates who don’t wilt under the pressure of a lot of details and a lot of volume

CHRIS:
Location: Jersey City
Job: Import Operations Specialist
Company Type: Importer/Distributor
Experience:  5 years in imports, coordinating with agents, forwarders, carriers and brokers to safely bring in and deliver international ocean import shipments throughout the US.
NANCY:
Location: Paramus
Job: Customs Entry Writer
Company Type: Customs and Logistics Services Provider
Experience:  2-4 years in all aspects of entry writing, including ISF, HTS, RLF, USDA, FDA and PGA!
CHRIS:
Location: Secaucus
Job: Customs Entry Writer
Company Type: Freight Forwarder/CHB/NVOCC
Experience: Approximately 2-5 years in brokerage operations

NANCY:
Location: Wood Ridge
Job: International Air Export Operations Coordinator & a Branch Manager
Company Type:  Mid size Freight Forwarder
Experience:  2-5 years for air exports, 6 years for branch manager. The company handles a lot of complex project cargo to Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

CHRIS:
Location: Woodbridge
Job: Air Export/Import Operations Coordinator
Company Type:  Mid size Freight Forwarder
Experience:  2-5 years in air export operations, someone who enjoys a fast paced environment and can hit the ground running quickly 
 
NANCY:  Well, this conjures up all kinds of OCD and psychological distress scenarios.  In New York City, roughly 91 percent of all crosswalk buttons DO NOT work.  When they were first installed decades ago, traffic and congestion wasn’t what it is today.  They can’t handle it.  Other cities have the same issue, but they leave them rather than pay to have them removed, even though there are more modern ways of controlling traffic.  Side fun fact, did you know that the “walk” signal is called the “pedestrian stage?” 
CHRIS:
Location: Manhattan
Job: 1 Ocean Import Coordinator AND 1 Ocean & Air Export Coordinator
Company Type:  Freight Forwarder
Experience: 1-5 years in operations
NANCY:
Location: Inwood
Job: Air Import/Export Operations Coordinator
Company Type: Freight forwarder
Experience: a little bit of experience in logistics will be helpful.  The position will start out with basic entry level tasks.  Responsibilities will increase with experience.  There’s a great deal of room for advancement!
CHRIS: 
Location: Lawrence
Job: Ocean Export Team Leader
Company Type:  small freight forwarder
Experience: 4-5 years hands on experience including FCL, LCL and roro cargo.  Candidate must be proficient in every aspect and be able to hit the ground running. 
CHRIS:  Move over, Times Square Apple!  The Mount Olive Pickle Company, Headquartered at One Cucumber Blvd, Mt Olive, North Carolina, hosts an annual New Year’s Eve Party where at midnight they drop a pickle!   
NANCY:
Location: Charlotte
Job: Domestic Freight Sales Rep with a stable work history and solid track record with a book of business they can call on and hopefully transition over.
Company Type: Successful and growing logistics company
Experience: Looking for 3+ years in freight forwarding/logistics/transportation sales.

NANCY:  Recently we told you about the tiniest post office in the US, located in Cashiers, North Carolina.  Well, in Ridgeway, SOUTH Carolina, you can find the nation’s smallest police station!  The 10 foot by 12 foot building served the town (current population 300 persons) from 1940 to 1990.  Today it is a tourist-information booth. 
CHRIS:
Location: Charleston
Job: Port Manager
Company Type:  Steamship Line
Experience: Approximately 3-5 years in marine operations.  This role will report to the GM for East Coast operations, and will oversee all vessel stevedoring, husbandry, and container activities.
CHRIS:  Here’s a fact for the Catholics!  According to uncoveringpa.com, “Hugh J. Ward invented Bingo in Pittsburgh in the early 1920s. He originally called the game Beano and used beans as markers.”   
NANCY:
Location: Harrisburg or York
Job:  International and Domestic Freight Sales Representative
Company Type: Freight Forwarder
Experience:  Relationships with importers and exporters throughout the market; successful closer; passionate about logistics and the entire sales process.

NANCY:  I’ve stumbled upon a bit of a mystery in Texas.  If anyone can shed some light, I’m all ears!  I recently read an old book about the Titanic called The Night Lives On by Walter Lord. In it, he mentions that after the sinking, the town of Ismay, Texas changed its name in disgust, no longer wanting to have the same name as the Chairman of White Star Line, owner of the ship, Bruce Ismay.  Ismay was one of the survivors, and it came out that he was against having an adequate number of lifeboats when the liner was designed, stating that the ship was already a lifeboat!  I can’t find any evidence of a town called Ismay in Texas, now or ever!  I’m just curious as to the history, and what happened to it.   
CHRIS:
Location: Dallas
Job: Domestic Sales Representative
Company Type: Successful and growing logistics transportation provider
Experience: Looking for 2+ years in ground transportation sales, with knowledge of FTL/LTL/Warehousing and Distribution
NANCY:
Location: Houston
Job: Ocean Import Operations Analyst
Company Type: Successful and growing NVOCC

CHRIS:
Location:  Laredo
Job: Logistics Manager
Company Type: Manufacturer of home goods
Experience: Between 5 and 7 years experience in warehouse operations with a freight forwarder or 3PL. Fluency in Spanish is a huge plus.
CHRIS: Did you know that the movie Dirty Dancing was mostly filmed in Virginia?  According to heyexplorer.com, “The fictional Kellerman’s Resort featured in the film is, in fact, the Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke! The hotel today offers a Dirty Dancing package, complete with Dirty Dancing themed activities, dance parties, dance classes and more.”
NANCY:
Location: Arlington (or, alternatively in DC)
Job: International and Domestic Freight Sales Rep
Company Type:  Freight Forwarder
Experience: They’re looking for someone experienced and resourceful, with a broad understanding of domestic and international logistics. The company is able to service air, ocean, LTL, and FTL customers throughout the area.
CHRIS:  The first documented case of a European landing on the coast of Washington state was by Spanish Captain Don Bruno de Heceta y Dudagoitia, in 1775, on board the ship Santiago. 
NANCY:
Location: Seattle, by the airport
Job: Warehouse and Ramp Operations Associate
Company Type:  Aviation company
Experience: They’re looking for someone to handle loading, unloading, and sorting of cargo and packages, as well as ramp operations. 
CHRIS: For more info and full descriptions for all of the above positions, please go to www.pintoemployment.com where you can safely and securely apply to any job for which you meet the requirements.
NANCY:  Our website and contact info will be in the show notes of every podcast episode so please feel free to share with anyone you know, and reach out with comments, questions, or just to say hello!
CHRIS:  We would also like to thank and credit the following websites and all artists for use of their music and sound effects:  pixabay.com, freepd.com, fesliyanstudios.com, mixkit.co, freesound.org, and incompetech.com.
NANCY: Thank you for listening to the Job Search SOS Podcast! 

Please visit www.pintoemployment.com and feel free to reach out to us.  See you next time!

Pinto Employment Search LLC - Logistics & Supply Chain Recruiters
Chris & Nancy Pinto, Owners
Website:  https://www.pintoemployment.com/

Nancy Pinto
201-988-2293
nancy@pintoemployment.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancypinto

Chris Pinto:
908-578-5814
chris.pinto@pintoemployment.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrispintoemployment