Shipping Expediter

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has specialized in advanced marine based technology products and services for over 50 years. AXYS manufactures and services offshore and oceanographic environmental monitoring equipment with a focus on data acquisition and display systems for routine weather and sea state monitoring, water and air quality monitoring, process control and Renewable offshore energy assessment. We serve a global market with clients in over 50 countries worldwide. Located in beautiful Sidney, British Columbia, AXYS is a Gold Level Green Business certified company, offering competitive compensation and benefits to its staff.

Role Outline:

The Shipping Expediter role is an exciting opportunity to work with a fast growing, international clean-tech product manufacturing and service company. AXYS Technologies (AXYS) is a recognized global leader in floating LiDAR (FLiDAR) and offshore measurement buoys for the growing Ocean Renewable Energy market, providing its customers with highly accurate and reliable offshore environmental and resource data. The successful candidate must thrive working in diverse and challenging environments with international customers and project teams.

The Shipping Expediter will join the Supply Chain Team in Sidney, BC. to support the increased demand in both our Solutions and Wind Assessment product lines. This is a role requiring someone who is extremely motivated, organized and can cope well under pressure. The ideal candidate will work with the Logistics Coordinator supporting with the shipping and logistics tasks, packaging products, and preparing the corresponding shipping documentation. Focus will be placed in maintaining the flow of inventory spares and replacements for our buoy fleet around the world and working in coordination with the Fleet Manager, the Procurement Specialist, and other key functions of the company.

The successful candidate should share AXYS’ core values, corporate culture, vision, and mission and be always guided by the goal of maintaining exemplary standards of safety, ethics, behavior, quality, technical merit, and professionalism to maintain or enhance the reputation of AXYS.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily review, reporting and action of punch list requirements for the AXYS fleet
  • Preparation of Expense Work Orders to ensure the demand is fulfilled by the manufacturing and procurement team
  • Coordinate global multi-warehouse or location transfer of equipment and material
  • Preparation of documents, e.g., commercial invoices, packing slips, certificate of origins, FTA certificates, insurance certificates, L/Cs, CERS (B13).
  • Coordinate the flow of inbound and outbound freight while staying abreast of daily priorities and weekly transportation targets.
  • Prepare and package products for shipping locally and internationally
  • Ensure client requirements are met for all cargo pick-up and delivery shipments
  • Ensure all orders are processed correctly and shipped on time
  • Understand and analyze freight costs to ensure optimal performance and competitive cost
  • Interact with vendors and work collaboratively to ensure all service expectations are met
  • Audit freight invoices and approve for payment in a timely manner
  • Respond to all client inquiries (e.g., schedules, rates, documents, and shipping procedures)
  • Organize and maintain hard copy and electronic documentation supporting order fulfillment
  • Maintain a strong and professional relationship with suppliers and internal stakeholders

Required Qualification:

  • Grade 12 supplemented by APICs courses or three years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in the manufacturing industry
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills to ensure coordination with internal stake holders, clients and vendors
  • Experience shipping large equipment internationall
  • Knowledge of supply chain concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Experience with best practices for packing and material handling,
  • Experience with incoming and outgoing customs regulations, brokers and incoterms and VAT definition
  • Excellent MS Office knowledge and ability to effectively use other online shipping software tools.
  • Familiar with MRP systems and working in an ISO9001 environment
  • WHMIS, Forklift and Crane operation training are an asset
  • Experience using fixed and hand shop tools
  • Ability to maintain a high level of performance and composure in a dynamic environment and stressful situations
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions, work independently, and multitask
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and key vendors
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detai
  • Must have a valid and clean BC Driver’s license

Please submit your cover letter and resume outlining your applicable experience, salary expectations, goals related experience as they pertain to this position at AXYS Technologies Inc. along with references using the form at our careers page:

We thank all those who apply to AXYS Technologies Inc., but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

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Please indicate your interest in employment here by completing this brief form and uploading your resume, etc. for review. We thank all those who apply to AXYS Technologies Inc., but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

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2035 Mills Rd, Sidney
BC V8L 5X2, Canada

T:+1 (250) 655-5850

Slijkensesteenweg 2
Oostende 8400, Belgium

T:+32 470 102220