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Logistics Specialist/Team Leader

Date: Jan 30, 2021

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Medical Ltd. provides its customers, who conduct life-saving medical procedures for patients around the world, the benefit of decades of experience in the development, manufacturing, packaging and delivery of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Kanata, Ontario, BWXT Medical Ltd. employs over 150 highly-skilled people in Kanata and Vancouver, British Columbia. BWXT Medical Ltd. is part of the BWXT nuclear power segment (NPG) of BWX Technologies, Inc.



We are recruiting for a Logistics Specialist/Team Leader for our facility in Kanata, Ontario.



Monitors and facilitates the day-to-day activities of the Global Logistics Team ensuring products are shipped on time and in compliance with all applicable regulations.

Provides support to the Transportation & Office Services Manager.


Reports to Transportation & Office Services Manager.

  • Represents Global Logistics on various project teams
  • Makes independent decisions and recommendations within project parameters and guidelines
  • Makes independent decisions, exercises judgment and initiates actions within standard policy, procedures and guidelines, applicable to the role.
  • Makes independent strategic decisions which further the success of the Global Logistics Team.
  • Maintains close working relationships with the logistics supply chain.
  • Ability to effectively communicate via phone, email and in person to employees at various levels throughout the company, maintaining a strong customer-service orientation.
  • Ability to effectively communicate via phone, email and in person to external contacts, such as, carriers, freight forwarders, customs brokers, etc.



  • Tracking shipments and working with carriers to optimize performance and resolve shipping issues.
  • TDG (Transportation Dangerous Goods) Hazardous Materials Transportation training with focus on Class 7 radioactive shipments.
  • Working with Forwarders and Carriers to find the most time and cost effective transportation solutions.
  • Ensuring full compliance with all regulatory requirements including notifications, clearances, transport and Customs compliance, and verifications.
  • Ensuring paperwork is accurately completed and communicates internally with EHS & Compliance, Sales and Customer Service, Operations, Facilities and others as required, and externally with customers, supply chain, and regulatory bodies are followed through.
  • Analyze and determine the root causes for delays, identify solution options with internal and external resources, implement and monitor effectiveness of the solutions.
  • Track incidents and develop trend lines, work with the team and supply chain to resolve and mitigate potential for recurrence.
  • Utilize and participate in process and continuous improvement to establish and maintain the most effective and efficient transportation capability possible.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to the team in functional and technical development.
  • Analyze monthly shipping statistics
  • Prepare bi-weekly KPI reports for external customer
  • Assess and institute processes, practices and controls to ensure 100% compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and internal processes / procedures.
  • Actively support internal groups, such as Operations; Sales & Marketing; Strategic Supply, etc.
  • Oversee and ensure sufficient GL coverage with respect to requests for leave, holiday coverage, and on call coverage. 
  • Responsible for investigating Logistics-related customer complaints – completing the required investigation report. Identify trends and root causes in delivery problems, and work to resolve as quickly as possible, maintaining necessary and appropriate communication throughout the process.
  • Responsible for approving supply chain services’ invoices ensuring accuracy of charges and of allocation to appropriate product line or customer order.
  • Responsible for approving team members’ time cards
  • Assist the Transportation & Office Services Manager in the recruitment of new team members
  • Provides quarterly Global Logistics report to the Management Review Team
  • Provides delivery statistics to, and participates in the quarterly Customer Satisfaction Meetings




Normally, a minimum of 8 years of experience in the transportation field or related function.

In addition:

  • College diploma or University degree in Transportation/Business
  • C.I.T.T. and/or equivalent
  • CCS (Canadian Customs Specialist) certificate
  • Technical knowledge of all modes of transportation with emphasis on courier, air freight, and truck
  • Practical knowledge of international customs and trade regulations
  • Understanding procedures pertinent to transportation and INCO terms as well as cargo insurance
  • Computer software proficiency (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) 
  • Strong time management, organizational and planning skills
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal, people, and leadership skills
  • Must be capable of working cooperatively with managers at all levels and/or project team members.
  • Must be resourceful creative and reliable.
  • Ability to influence and work with people at all levels to ensure successful product delivery.
  • Excellent communication capabilities and practices, both oral and written.
  • Analytical, with a process focus and demonstrated problem solving capability.
  • Excellent attention to detail and are able to establish processes or practices necessary to ensure specific and complex actions are completed routinely, reliably and in full compliance to requirements.
  • Strong ability to multi task and prioritize.




BWXT Medical Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended or any other category protected by federal law.

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