Shipping Coordinator in Crestline, OH at Vitro

Date Posted: 8/30/2021

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Welcome to VITRO!

Founded in 1909 in Monterrey, Mexico, VITRO has been the leader in glass manufacturing in Mexico for over a century. The company's stature is built on the legacy of its products and services, which are used by thousands of people all over the world. As of October 1, 2016, the former PPG Flat Glass Business has been bought by Vitro, and is now known as Vitro Architectural Glass, our largest business segment, expanding our markets to the US and Canada. In Q1 2017, Pittsburgh Glass Works was acquired and is no known as Vitro Automotive Glass. Through the Container and Flat Glass business units, VITRO products reach more than 40 countries, with operating and marketing facilities in eight countries on the American continent.

Our facilities manufacture, process, distribute and commercialize glass products for multiple markets, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and automotive and architectural applications. The company also supplies raw materials, chemical products and glass-mold manufacturing equipment and machinery for industrial use.


The Crestline, OH plant produces a wide variety of fabricated products for the automotive market. The Shipping Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, and scheduling all product shipments from the production facility.  Incumbent will efficiently convert customer releases into time-phased shipments and related container requirements as part of the Shipping & Receiving Department.  The successful candidate will also assist with inventory, packaging requirements and be responsible for a safe and orderly work environment.

Activities include:

  • Schedules and prepares shipments in a manner that economically balances warehouse workload while meeting all customer service requirements.
  • Prepares all paperwork for the facility’s production and miscellaneous shipments including export papers, air charters, special customer documentation and notifications, non-standard shipment follow-up and special labels as well as all labels and paperwork for UPS shipments.
  • Analyzes and approves the daily shipment releases from customers who use EDI and from customers who use daily shipment faxes; follow-up with customer reps on any changes or inconsistencies that will create extra cost or customer service problems.
  • Schedules Sealand / LCL (less-than-container-load) containers for all European shipments in a manner that eliminates any extra airfreight for regular OEM shipments.
  • Minimizes product obsolescence by coordinating the shipment of all available products from partial, hold or central re-op with available finished stock and communicating discrepancies to local and customer service personnel.
  • Monitors carrier performance and recommends changes to improve customer service or reduce transportation costs.
  • Maintains records and communicates information concerning all shipments, exceptions to planned activity and changes in customer requirements.
  • Inputs and maintains data concerning releases and plant shipment requirements for any product not being produced at the facility.
  • Control and prioritize the sequence of trucks loaded and released at the docks in accordance with arrival times, scheduled window times, and material availability.
  • Ensure the accuracy of shipments and related documentation.
  • Effectively communicate with customers, transportation services personnel, and employees.
  • Responsible for the distribution/filing of all documentation for clerical activities relating to shipping.

General Activities include:

  • Instruct dock drivers on tasks and requirements.
  • Maintain a fork-truck license and operate the fork-truck safely.
  • Continuous improvement activities to include initiating, recommending, and providing solutions through appropriate channels.
  • Housekeeping and organization of the dock areas.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



Job Requirements


  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have PC skills to work with a computerized system
  • Basic Microsoft Excel skills required
  • SAP/ORACLE/NACSS familiarity highly preferred (or similar production reporting and ordering systems
  • Experience in warehousing or transportation preferred but not required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must be motivated, self-driven, and organized
  • Must have demonstrated interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be willing to assist in other roles as needed
  • Customers service skills
  • Strong attention-to-detail


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