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Rail Traffic Coordinator

Date: Jul 2, 2022

Location: Petersburg, VA, US

Company: Gerdau

This position may sit in any Gerdau location.


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the automotive industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    
  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation, and creates products that serve humanity.  
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 


We Offer: 

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Annual Bonus 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create 


You Have:

  • HS Diploma or GED plus minimum of 3 years of Rail Logistics experience in industry standards and broad understanding of all freight modes.
  • Strong Communicator to enable frequent internal interaction with Product Managers, Shipping Supervisors, Shipping Clerks, Yard Services, Accounting, Purchasing.
  • Organized and focused in order to maintain constant communication with logistics providers (railroads) to manage rail operations and monitor carrier performance.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word) and have ability to work within accounting program (SAP) and rail system (Rail Inc, Tratics)
  • Deal with stresses of a fast paced environment in order to cope with demands of position
  • Must be detail oriented and possess high level of accuracy in record keeping regards the accounting function.


Your Purpose:

Responsible for Rail logistics function for inbound/outbound freight for Metals Recycling group in a cost efficient, organized and solutions oriented manner. Responsible for all Recycling rail freight inbound/outbound freight invoices, audit of rail freight, securing/publishing rail rates, creating rail job aids, supporting Mill rail shipments, & looking for rail savings. This position will report directly to the Rail Logistics Analyst.


Your Work:

  • Track/monitor all inbound/outbound car loads: prepare report, track data and troubleshoot problems
  • Working to develop KPI’s and monitor monthly
  • Track/monitor all outbound carloads:  prepare accurate daily tracking report, track data and troubleshoot problems, maintain correct patterns in EDI systems and enter rail bills into CN/CP
  • Determine empty inbound car needs with Sales, order cars, and liaise with railway to secure empties, track and record data.
  • Coordinate rail loading releases with Shipping, priorities vs. equipment availability.
  • Process all rail invoices (inbound and outbound), includes account coding, entry into SAP system and final audits to release payment batches,
  • Audit all rail invoices against SAP & Rail Sites for incorrect invoices/problems and correct as required.