U.S. Water Services

  • Transportation Planner

    Job Locations US-MN-St. Michael | US-MN-Cambridge | US-TX-Grapevine
    Job ID
    Full Time Non Exempt
  • Overview

    We are the Future of Water! U.S. Water has a passion for developing and delivering unconventional solutions that leave the world a better place with better water. We are seeking to hire a Transportation Planner located at our corporate headquarters in St. Michael, MN, OR either of our two plant locations located in Cambridge, MN OR Grapevine, TX.  This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding and growing company that offers a rewarding career and the ability to make an impact. If you have a passion for transportation & logistics, enjoy working in a fast paced, steady growth, energetic and customer focused environment, please apply to The Best Place to Work in Water!


    As a Transportation Planner you will be required to optimize freight costs by managing inbound and outbound shipments to ensure the highest possible utilization of our equipment and common carrier services.  A key measurement is accomplishing this while maintaining company defined metrics.  The efficient planning and building of loads requires communication with cross-functional teams.


    • Develop processes and tools that extend the shipment planning horizon to create better visibility of future loads.
    • Develop and maintain relevant operational KPI’s and goals that result in continuous improvement of service levels and costs.
    • Maintain and promote a safe and clean working environment.
    • Combine loads and reach out to customers and Sales Representatives to fully utilize shipping options to improve efficiency and reduce cost.
    • Analyze historical data and include new business intelligence to improve the efficiency of routes.
    • Respond to rush or emergency shipments by choosing the best overall solution to meet the need.
    • Through the use of exception reporting, communicate changes or delays in scheduled shipments.
    • All other duties as assigned by Director, Transportation.



    • High level of organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to analyze data and work with computers
    • Ability to function in a fast pace team environment
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Proficient with Excel and/or Access
    • Knowledge of USWS systems preferred




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