Hitachi Transport System, USA

Export & Logistics Operations – Torrance – USA

Job Overview


  • Ethical with sound judgement
  • Possess a passion to help team members
  • Detail-oriented
  • Reliable, follows through
  • Balances team’s needs with goals of organization
  • Outstanding written, verbal, presentation and organization communication skills

Essential Duties & Functional Responsibilities

The following definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities for this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Perform tasks safely
  • Ensure area housekeeping requirements are met
  • Abide by all OSHA rules and Vantec Hitachi Transport System (USA), Inc.’s safety practices
  • Meet established procedures and productivity, safety and quality standards
  • Assist in maintaining the security and safety of the warehouse
  • Count or verify freight for accuracy and/or damage and infestation
  • May perform labelling, sorting, wrapping, packing and repacking for shipments as needed
  • Cross train to all functions in Export and Logistics Operations
  • Investigate and plan the most appropriate route for a shipment, taking into account the nature of the goods, cost, transit time and security
  • Negotiate contracts, transportation and handling costs
  • Obtain, check and/or prepare all transportation documentation to meet Customs and insurance requirements, packing specifications, and compliance with local and international regulations
  • Liaise with third parties to move goods (by road, rail, air or sea) in accordance with customer requirements
  • Arrange air/ocean transport for urgent and high-value freight and managing the risk door to door
  • Arrange courier and specialist hand-carry services
  • Work closely with customers, colleagues and third parties to ensure smooth operations to deadlines
  • Maintain communication and control through all phases of the journey, including the production of management reports and statistics
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant legislation, political situations and other factors that could affect the movement of freight
  • Manage multiple customers across the globe coordinating shipments between multiple carriers and modes of transportation
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager


  • Strategic Thinking
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Multi-tasking

Educational & Experience

Requirements & Preferences
  • High school diploma / GED
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the cargo transportation industry, namely on export side
  • Effective, clear, and concise communication skills
  • Detail oriented with ability to solve problems independently as well as in a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience interacting, developing and maintaining customer relationships
  • Proven success in and improving quality, service, safety and client relationship in a fast-paced high-pressure setting
  • Proven competencies in Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to safely operate a Powered Industrial Truck and receive certification
  • Ability to understand any and all safety requirements and regulations (OSHA)
  • Ability to pass all TSA background requirements
  • Understand and comply with EMCP (Export Management & Compliance Program)
  • Ability to work flexible hours according to business needs
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents
  • Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints

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