Material Handling Supervisor

Material Handling Supervisor

POSITION OBJECTIVE:  Supervise and facilitate the movement of raw materials (direct, indirect, and wastes), semi-finished and finished goods, and supporting the loading and shipment of company and customer products through the development and deployment of a materials handling staff of “Material Handlers / Fork Lift Operator”, “Crane Operators”, and clerical support.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  A summary of the essential functions of the position includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise all “Materials Organization” Materials Handlers/Fork Lift Operators in the loading and unloading of raw materials, expense item, semi-finished and finished goods, and wastes.
  • Supervise all “Materials Organization” Crane Operators in the movement of Semi-Finished and Finished Goods throughout the manufacturing facility and designated product storage areas.
  • Supervise Shipping/Receiving Clerk position.
  • Supervise and maintain the storage and condition of materials and equipment assigned to the Materials Organizations, insuring the safety, usability, service history, service status, and protect the value and security of company assets.
  • Supervise and manage inventories of expense items throughout facility and grounds, but, specifically the “Shipping/Receiving Cage” supply inventory.
  • Supervise and maintain and accurate inventory of supply items, using company chosen/implemented inventory control systems (computer, software, etc.).
  • Prepare necessary reports and maintain records for “Shipping/Receiving Cage” on outstanding and received orders as well as materials utilized, stocks/inventory levels, in addition to the setting and management of “demand modifiers” (i.e. Safety Stock, Min / Max stock, etc….).
  • Identify potential inventory shortages and overages and adjust purchase adjustments to avoid “stock outs” and excess inventory conditions for both raw and expense inventory items.
  • Meet assigned inventory “turns” and “ratios” as performance measure assigned by Materials Manager.
  • Support and assist the Maintenance and Facilities organization in the movement, storage and location of plant fixtures, equipment and materials on an “as assigned” basis.
  • Support and assist the Manufacturing Operations organization in the conveyance and movement of materials to and from designated manufacturing spaces to achieve and maintain maximum efficiency of manufacturing processes.
  • Assist in the development and meet requirements of all applicable “work instructions” issued and maintained by the Engineering and Quality organizations, in compliance with customer expectations, not limited to and including the movement and storage of company and customer owned product.
  • Coordinate all truck traffic in the delivery of all materials purchased/supplied.
  • Coordinate all truck traffic with customer logistics organizations.
  • Materials Handling Supervisor also supports the ongoing security, safety and risk assessment of the facility and its operations and, therefore, coordinates with the HSE Manager on various matters on an “ad-hoc” basis.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


A.   Education:        APICS Certification, equivalent of such, or specific course work as assigned.

B.   Experience:       Minimum 4-6 years diverse industrial manufacturing, construction or heavy equipment/rigging operations. Heavy equipment, rigging, and crane experience and plus.  Must have a command of inventory control and ordering concepts and systems.

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to Mary Grund at