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Production Supervisor

Amware Pallet Services, now doing business as Symbia Logistics, s hiring a Shift Supervisor for our Chester, VA location.  Find out more about our company at

Position Purpose: 

Under the direction of the Plant Manager, the Production Supervisor is responsible for the efficient day-to-day operation of the refurbishing of damaged pallets while ensuring employees meet company standards for safety, security, and productivity while adhering to customer's quality criteria.  Fast-paced production environment that requires meeting and exceeding production quotas on a daily basis.

Job Duties: 

  • Provide direct daily supervision of warehouse personnel to ensure the safe, clean, and efficient operation of the warehouse. 
  • Assist in developing a program to train and motivate personnel for increased effectiveness. 
  • Develop and implement shipping and receiving work schedules and assignments to assure effective and efficient operation on a daily basis.
  • Make recommendation to the Plant Manager on programs to improve warehouse operations.
  • Supervise the checking of outgoing and incoming freight for proper counts and codes.
  • Assist the Plant Manager in planning space utilization to meet prescribed cost standards. 
  • Continually evaluate space utilization and suggest methods for improving layout. 
  • Supervise the relocation and consolidation of product as required.
  • Ensure proper stock rotation.  Assist in conducting physical inventories as required.
  • Direct the operations of the warehouse personnel to achieve prescribed objectives.  
  • Apply sound communication and motivational techniques in supervising, counseling, and discipline subordinates.
  • Interact with other departmental management to achieve goals. 
  • Attend warehouse meetings.
  • Supervise all inbound and outbound shipments to ensure they are correct and carried out in a timely fashion. 
  • Supervise all repair and inspection activities to ensure quality and efficiency.
  • Work to maintain the operational budget.  Assist in developing the budget when required.
  • Implement an appropriate performance evaluation system for recommending promotions, wage increases, and terminations.
  • Develop and implement a daily plan for allocating equipment to jobs.  Ensure that equipment is utilized in the most efficient manner. 
  • Coordinate with the Maintenance Mechanic to ensure that a sound maintenance program is being implemented.
  • Ensure that all records and reports regarding warehouse activity are prepared on a timely basis and effectively maintained. 
  • Review operating goals and standards on a daily basis and monitor achievement. 
  • Evaluate housekeeping, security, and sanitation levels on a daily basis.
  • Review warehouse operations daily to ensure the warehouse is neat, secure and well organized; and that damage to product, equipment, and the facility is prevented. 
  • Ensure that all safety procedures and policies are followed. 
  • Operate in compliance with OSHA and MSDS Standards.

Key Competencies/Abilities

  • Minimum 2 years of experience of supervisor work.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Effective time management and the ability to prioritize.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual; English/Spanish strongly preferred

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent .
  • 2 - 3 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • 1 - 2 years management experience with particular emphasis on leadership, supervision, communication and planning.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent lifting, pulling, flipping of 75 to 85 lbs. pallets.
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time (at least 2 hours straight, four times in an 8 hour day).
  • Able to twist, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level and crouch on a frequent basis.
  • Able to use hands and feet simultaneously and perform repetitive movements.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment consists of occasional extreme temperature shifts ranging from very cold to very hot.
  • Exposure to dust and loud noise (hearing protection is provided)  
  • Regular exposure to moving mechanical parts and moving forklifts
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Benefits available for medical, dental, vision, life and disability.  Paid vacation.  

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