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Job Description

    Position Title:    Import Customer Service Representative


    : An Import CSR works with customs agents, logistics companies (freight forwarders, nvo’s, US customs brokers, and trucking companies) warehouse staff, shipping companies and clients. Help with shipping, receiving and record keeping for international transactions, while adhering to Import regulations, policies, and laws. 


    An Import CSR has a wide range of duties that deals with each step of the shipping process. CSR tracks shipments and communicates with clients about the shipment’s progress. Much of this work is done using automated systems that can identify shipments, collect data and register shipments with government agencies.




    • Prepare for customer inquiries, services, and customer service processes.
    • Improves quality service by recommending improved processes. 
    • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities or participate in cross-training sessions.
    • Maintain the highest levels of customer care while demonstrating a friendly and cooperative attitude
    • Understands and follows required procedures for import shipments
    • Handles time-sensitive inquiries in a timely manner
    • Takes direction from Import lead
    • Maintain all files/logs and reporting documentation on a daily basis; attention to detail in all daily aspects
    • Adhere to all applicable Company polices, business guidelines and safety regulations
    • Keeps an efficient relationship/communication with internal/external customers

Duties and Responsibilities:




  • 3461’S




Make sure information is entered free of errors, proper broker information is entered along with entry number. Make sure the entry has been signed






  • Availability




Have complete acknowledge of ocean terminals web sites and ocean carriers for proper follow up, is important to create a unique user and pass word for each site as required. Must check availability on container 2 to 3 times a day 7:30am, noon, and 4:00pm, keeping track until the containers are fully released




  • Board




CSR must update the boards constantly on a daily basis. OPS need to coordinate labor based on the information on the boards.




  • Dispatch




The container dispatch tag should be prepare as “pre-dispatch", making sure an hourly follow up with dispatch is done on each single movement, following each step of the procedure.




  • Unload & worksheets




Containers should be parked directly to the dock doors for immediate unload. Paperwork should be available to warehouse at this time.




  • Return empties




Warehouse will advise CSR as soon as containers are empty. CSR will return empty back to the correct terminal immediately.




  • Manifest




Ensure all manifest are data entered correctly and in a timely manner. Proof each manifest making sure master bill and house bill are correct. Print work sheets and manifest for dock operation.




  • Freight Cashier




Accept and post cash and check payments into the database. Print and maintain records. Invoice customers when billing instructions are sent. Must review charges, check for storage and be sure all costs are paid prior to release of cargo.










  • Delivery Clerk




Review documents are correct and proper releases are in place by US Customs and freight forwarder before shipment is released. If errors are made and cargo is mis- delivered huge fines could be assessed and our customer bond revoked.


Job Requirements

Knowledge and Skills:




Must be detail and service oriented with good organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks among many competing requests. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, outstanding interpersonal and people skills, be service-oriented and a true team player. Must be flexible and able to adapt easily in a fast-paced work environment.




  • Good interaction abilities and professional personal display.
  • Organizing, planning, and customer assistance orientation
  • Great attention to details and stress threshold.
  • Should be sincere and reliable.
  • Should be versatile and possess social awareness.
  • Ability to speak, write, and read the English language.
  • Able to work alone on a broad variety of projects.
  • Able to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with people in course of work
  • Good professional appearance.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point. Intermediate to Advanced level proficiency.
  • Excellent writing and typing skills
  • Able to deliver effective results, meet tight deadlines and targets.
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities







High School Diploma required, Associates Degree preferred, Business or related fields


Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $14.00 /Hour
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Admin - Clerical
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Import - Export
Required Travel None
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