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Requisition Number 18-0091
Post Date 12/11/2018
Title Dispatcher
City Jonesboro
State AR

Ritter Communications has been at the forefront of the local communications industry for more than a century. We began providing telephone service in Northeast Arkansas in 1906. Since then, Ritter has been delivering a broad and competitive range of communications services to businesses and residents in Northeast and North Central Arkansas. By providing our Business Services customers with the most innovative and integrated technology and services, we’re dedicated to reducing their costs and maximizing their profits with customized connectivity solutions. Our Residential Services customers enjoy lightning fast Internet speeds, cable TV and HDTV and reliable local and long distance phone service. Our services are delivered and supported by a dependable team of local industry experts.

We are looking for a Dispatcher to join our team in our Jonesboro, Arkansas.

General Summary:                                                                                               

Monitors dispatch system for incoming orders and assigns service orders to technicians.  Coordinates with departments and customers to accomplish a correct and timely work order to maximize effectiveness of the dispatch process.  Receives completed service orders in order to report time to management.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Monitors and maintains dispatching system for incoming work orders.  Reports to supervisor any quantity, quality or timeline issues regarding incoming dispatch work orders.
  • Works in conjunction with customer service representatives, service delivery technicians and inventory control to ensure the accuracy of work orders and the availability of resources (technicians and equipment), and the clarity of communication to fulfill customer expectations.
  • Prioritizes, organizes and reassigns dispatches for installation, service and repair to meet special requirements and urgencies.
  • Verifies that proper technicians are assigned or changed.
  • Communicates with business account representatives regarding technician status.
  • Enters work orders into the system, ensuring all information such as arrival time, dispatch time, completion time are captured correctly.
  • Responsible for dispatching technician according to the schedule.  Updates the system to reflect the daily route progress.
  • Creates various reports for management such as analyzing the number of tickets closed or the number of work orders per technician.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:                                                             


  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of company products and services.
  • Knowledge of written communication practices, procedures and formats.
  • Knowledge of various operating systems, Word, Excel, Explorer and Outlook.
  • Skill in creative problem solving and working with others to achieve results.
  • Skills in prioritizing and completing multiple projects.
  • Skill in operating various office equipment such as a personal computer, copier, fax, and telephone systems.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to communicate with customers, co-workers, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work under pressure, and meet organizational deadlines – high level of customer service urgency and ability to deal with expedited issues.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and practice effective time management.
  • Ability to effectively function as a team player.

Education and Experience:   

High school diploma or GED required. One to two years previous experience in dispatching or coordination/scheduling of resources preferred.

Ritter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

We strive to maintain a drug-free workplace.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, vision, cancer, accident and life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k) with company match, pension plan, flexible spending accounts, free gym membership, company discounts, tuition reimbursement, paid training, paid leave, and much more!

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