Vulcan Materials Company - Pleasanton, CA

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Receives orders from customers and schedules delivery of construction materials such as asphalt, sand or gravel. Assures that correct products and quantities are delivered in a timely manner. Maintains records of daily production orders and processes accounts payable and receivable.


1. Receives and coordinates job orders for asphalt, sand or gravel products.

2. Schedules and dispatches trucks to deliver materials efficiently and economically.

3. Responds to customer questions and concerns by phone and in person to maintain good customer relations.

4. Weighs trucks to ensure that material is correct and the right weight.

5. Prepares daily production reports.

6. Computes accounts receivable to assure accuracy of cash sales and receipts.

7. Orders and maintains materials inventories at plant locations.

8. Processes invoices for payment and prepares monthly accruals.


Other duties may be assigned as required. These may include the performance of other office administrative tasks such as completing bank deposits, filing and bookkeeping.


Education: High School graduation or its equivalent is required.

Experience: One (1) to two (2) years experience that has included dispatching, customer relations, and construction/transportation; administrative or sales experience is required. Telephone, keyboard, computer and 10-key operator experience a plus.

License: None required. A Weighmaster license is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must possess excellent knowledge of paving and construction materials, plant capabilities, mix designs, as well as truck capabilities and transportation requirements and regulations is required. Must have intermediate computers skills and have the ability to utilize different computer systems to record information and create reports. Must be skilled in providing excellent customer service by phone and in person and have the ability to make basic mathematical computations, schedule and organize large numbers of people and equipment efficiently and quickly, and read maps and communicate effectively with customers as well as truckers. Must be able to work independently and make decisions; memorize and recall detailed information; handle multiple tasks concurrently; work well under pressure; and handle a high volume of calls.

Behavioral Expectations

Ownership Mentality: Assumes responsibility and makes decisions within own level of authority. Self-Motivated: Initiates and takes action before being required to do so. Collaborates with others to address issues that arise. Strong Work Ethic: Uses time efficiently; finds the answers and makes sure the situation is taken care of correctly. Commitment to Learning: Applies intellect to the fullest, welcoming activities that require one to stretch. Creativity: Develops innovative solutions to problems by trying non-obvious or non-traditional approaches.

Critical Competencies

Customer Focus: Takes responsibility for customer relationships, keeping promises and commitments. Communication Skills: Communicates clearly and listens carefully in an open, candid and consistent manner. Team Player: Establishes trust with team members, stating clear expectations and accountabilities. Recognizes group morale and acts to protect or build as necessary. Planning and Organizing: Identifies and defines clear short-term goals and/or work outcomes that are required to implement strategic goals. Problem Prevention/Solving: Asks series of probing questions to go beyond surface issues and fully understand the components of a problem and its root causes. Product Knowledge: Understands and can explain succinctly Vulcan’s products and/or services including their composition, features, benefits and limitations.


This position may involve exposure to extreme conditions of dust and dirt.


This position has no direct supervisory responsibility. May train and direction to less experienced Dispatchers.

Job : Dispatch
Primary Location : California-Pleasanton

Organization : Sand & Gravel
Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jun 18, 2013, 2:10:36 PM

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