Shipping Supervisor

Company: Fosdick Fulfillment

General Information
$40,000.00 - $55,000.00 /Year
4 Year Degree
At least 1 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description   Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation is a leader in DTC and B2B fulfillment services with facilities located in both Connecticut and Nevada is looking for an Industrial Engineer for our Nevada facilities.

Fosdick offers a competitive benefits package; medical/dental plan, vision plan, STD/LTD/Life plan, PTO and 401K plan.

POSITION SUMMARY The Production/Shipping Supervisor is a responsible supervisory position in the packing and shipping facet of our business. The general purpose of the position is to supervise the packing of items or products for customers of the client, such as retail consumer orders, and to assure that the closing, sealing, labeling, counting and record keeping of the articles packed are done so in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED The Production/Shipping Supervisor works under the direction of the Production/Shipping Manager or Operations Manager.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED Exercises direct supervision over the following:

·        General Production

·        Leads

·        Clerks


PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ·        Plans and schedules the work of the packing and shipping function which is designed to pack items or products for clients’ customers so that there will be a maximum effective utilization of employees and material.  Sets up machines and work area prior to arrival of workers in order to get them started immediately.

Estimates the day before manpower requirements and advises management accordingly. Create and publish daily production reports. Discuss with leads and assigns employees to jobs.  Instructs them in the proper and safe performance of work and the use of hand tools (razor knife) and machines (tape machine, cold seal machine, box erector, glue machine, pallet jack). Familiarizes employees supervised with company policies and procedures. Maintains harmony among employees and resolved complaints.  Initiates appropriate disciplinary action in accordance with company policies when necessary. Monitors work of subordinates for accuracy, conformance to procedures and time expended to perform their duties.  Takes remedial action as needed. Conducts performance reviews on a regularly scheduled basis and as needed to help subordinates achieve agreed upon objectives.  Takes active role in overseeing programs designed to measure effectiveness of temporary personnel. Participates in the administration of Human Resource management programs.  Initiates action for the approval of promotions, merit increases, transfers, leaves of absence and other personnel changes. Assures that supplies (corrugated, inserts, etc.) and products are available to workers.  Requisitions supplies and products as needed. Monitors operational effectiveness of machines and equipment required for this function.  Advises management of nature of equipment problem will have serious impact on production.  Makes certain that housekeeping of works areas is in accordance with company standards. Oversees and actively monitors security programs which have been established to protect client property.  Advises management of any conditions which appear to, or have the potential for, compromising the security program, including but not limited to short counts, packages with missing items, unauthorized personnel in work area, open windows, suspicious persons or vehicles on premises, etc.  Pays particular attention to changes in the normal work behavior attitudes of assigned personnel. Performs or assists in performing duties depending on workload demands, but devotes no more than twenty percent of work hours to such nonexempt activities. Performs related work as required.  

  • Requires a high school diploma or the equivalent and six months to one year related experience and/or training in warehousing functions, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess the ability to read, write and comprehend all necessary work transactions
  • Keyboarding skills and PC skills.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT The work is conducted in typical warehouse surroundings.  Some moderately uncomfortable elements might be present such as heat, cold, dust.  Work is fast paced and involves the pressures of meeting delivery commitments and responding to changing priorities.


    Job RequirementsPHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS The physical and mental requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the principal or essential duties and responsibilities of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

    The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and operating and procedural written instructions. The ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to other employees of the organization. The ability to make general decisions in the absence of specific directions, such as prioritizing workload. The ability to add subtract and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers. The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. The ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. The ability to stand or walk eight hours during the course of performing duties. The ability, with assistance, to lift up to seventy (70) pounds. GENERAL GUIDELINES

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation and employee and is subject to change by the Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation as the needs of the company and requirements of the job change.