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Transportation Manager

Transportation and Logistics



Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima company, is not just another federal facilities contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AFO, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AFO provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AFO sustains mission readiness and ensures quality of life by maintaining high value assets and operations at peak performance and successfully manages these operations through accurately forecasting, managing, and aggressively controlling costs.

As an AFO employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

The Transportation Manager serves as principal advisor to the Project Manager in matters related to monitoring, controlling, and coordinating movement of equipment, and cargo by air, rail, highway, and water. Manages the material movement shipments, rail and yard operations, terminal warehouse operations Freight Services of the division and ensures compliance with applicable regulations. The Transportation Manager determines the most efficient mode of transport that accomplishes AFO's mission requirements at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, and implements internal procedures, methods, and techniques for determining the appropriate mode of transportation of freight as related to the organization's responsibilities and requirements.
  • Administers, participates in, and monitors the performance of all subordinates involved in the procurement of common carrier and other transportation services by rail, motor, air, and miscellaneous means for domestic and foreign movement of freight.
  • Ensures the preparation of all documentations and obtain the ITO or COR approval/signature prior to furnishing any services that obligates Government funds. Coordinate and verify contents of documents of services performed by commercial vendors are correct.
  • Ensures compliance with all transportation laws and regulations. Renders technical assistance on material movements based on a technical knowledge of commercial classifications guides, tariffs, demurrage rules, equipment registers and carrier rating directories.
  • Furnishes SDDC with statistical information on prospective volume traffic with possibility of lower freight rates by interested carriers.
  • Assigns tasks to supervisory and operating personnel.
  • Directs the flow of work; observes performance and resolves difficulties pertaining to inadequate response to movement requirements and transportation requests.
  • Exercises management control over transportation and movement documents, in-transit data documents and movement reports.
  • Maintains close liaison with the installation units and commercial carriers serving the activity.
  • Forecasts requirements for specialized training courses, job related meetings and conferences and schedules attendance.
  • Assures conformity with packing, crating, marking and storage provisions, weight limitations and carrier tariff requirements.
  • Advises on matters pertaining to movement of traffic including outsize and hazardous cargo.
  • Pursues recommendations for improvements to the overall operation and research cost reduction measures without degradation of services to the customer.
  • Is responsible for the vehicle organizational maintenance program and ensures that vehicles and equipment reported to the TMP and/or maintenance for inspection and repair.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7 years of documented supervisor experience as a Transportation Manager
  • Experience using automated Transportation Management Systems
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Office software (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Common Access Card within 30 days of employment.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test and background screening.
  • Physical requirements include (but are not limited to) the ability to lift 60lb, pushing, pulling, carrying, stooping, bending, squatting, and reaching.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Army (MOS 88N) Transportation Management training or other branch equivalent.
  • 10 years' experience in logistics and transportation field.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Transportation, Logistics & Cargo Handlers

Travel: None

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-3496