Jul 03, 2020

Sea Freight Shipping Coordinator

  • JAARS, Inc.
Full time Customer Service Distribution-Shipping General Labor Inventory-Purchasing Management

Job Description

JAARS is looking for someone to provide leadership and supervision for our JAARS Sea Freight Shipping office in Waxhaw, North Carolina. This job provides a vital service for our worldwide operations.

Position Description

This person manages the JAARS Sea Freight Shipping department that ships to and receives from final destinations in USA and abroad by land, sea and air.

  • This full-time position is for a volunteer or a career staff person who raises support

Position Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth.
  • Embrace the vision, mission and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively.
  • Advise Wycliffe members, field offices and partner organizations on how to export/import purchased goods and/or personal effects in the most economical way.
  • Communicate with members and field offices by phone, email and text about shipping requirements.
  • Process vendor drop-shipments and repack and label goods. 
  • Build and pack shipping crates.
  • Knowledge of dangerous goods regulations, recognize dangerous goods and how to prepare and ship dangerous goods by sea freight (Training and Certification will be provided by JAARS).
  • Know about export regulation for vehicles (cars, trucks, motorbikes, boats and aircraft).
  • Communicate and collaborate with other JAARS departments about shipping vehicles and aircraft.
  • Load and secure sea cargo containers to prevent damage while in transit, using forklifts and man-power. 
  • Communicate with shipping agencies and trucking companies to secure economical rate quotes.
  • Prepare export documents
  • Authorize vendor invoices for payment.
  • Compile expense summaries to assist accounting department to bill members and field offices.
  • Communicate with clearing agencies to clear cargo through US Customs to our warehouse.
  • Offload cargo from containers, using forklifts and man-power.
  • Arrange trucking of cargo to owners’ addresses.

Position Knowledge Skills

  • Basic management skills.
  • Good interpersonal relations.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to use computers with skills in programs; Google Drive, etc.
  • Must be able to use these tools and equipment:
    Table saw, panel saw, portable circular saw, chop saw, drill motors (cordless and air), air nail and staple guns, common hand tools.
  • Able to drive Forklifts (Max capacity 5,500 lbs.) – (Training and certification provided by JAARS).
  • Practices a learning attitude and tolerance with differences while offering training and mentoring to those supervised or less skilled.


  • High School education or equivalent.
  • Prefer a minimum two-year post high school or technical school training.


  • Several years of supervisory work.
  • Forklift certification preferred.
  • End user computer skills using mainly Microsoft and Google applications.
  • Basic carpentry/handyman skills.
  • Operates power tools and forklift.

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