• McWane Ductile Ohio - Shipping Foreman

    Job Locations US-OH-Coshocton
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/19/2018 6:51 AM)
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    Category (Portal Searching)
  • Overview

    McWane is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices.  McWane will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


    Summary Supervises and coordinates daily activities of workers engaged in verifying and keeping records on outgoing shipments and preparing items for shipment.



    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include those listed below.  Other duties may be assigned.  This position is a full time (minimum 40 hours per week) on-site position. 


    Studies shipping notices, bills of lading, invoices, orders, and other records to determine shipping priorities, work assignments, and shipping methods required to meet shipping schedules.
    Oversees incoming and outgoing shipping activities to ensure accuracy, completeness, and condition of shipments.
    Determines space requirements and position of shipment in boxcars and trucks and lays out position of shipment.
    Inspects loading operations to ensure compliance with shipping specifications, and seals loaded boxcars and truck doors.
    Inspects material handling equipment for defects and notifies maintenance personnel or contacts outside service facility for repair.
    Maintains vehicle maintenance report.
    Compiles records of unfilled orders.
    Studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency of subordinates.
    Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.
    Prepares composite reports from individual reports of subordinates occasionally.
    Addresses errors, problems and complaints within scope of authority.
    Flatbed knowledge.
    Experience with international shipping, customs requirements. (NAFTA, AES, commercial invoices).
    Supervises employees engaged in verifying and preparing Fittings for shipment.
    Inspects loading operations to ensure compliance with shipping specifications.
    Creates shipping documentation including Bills of Lading, Shipping Labels, and Export Paperwork. (NAFTA Certs).
    Routes outgoing LTL shipments through various freight carriers and schedules transportation of shipments.
    Works closely with Logistics providers to assure on-time shipments.


    Maintains shipment files, issues reports, and responds to customer inquiries regarding status of shipments.
    Prepares and follows-up on freight claims with Customer Service.
    Generates pick lists using MAS System.
    Commits Returns in MAS System.
    Provides freight rates to customer service department when needed.
    Communicate accurate order/shipment/export details to Customer Service.
    Communicates shortages to scheduling and Customer Service.
    Generates AWWA Certifications when needed.
    Schedules, coordinates and oversees the daily activities of workers.
    Fosters a culture of continuous improvement.
    Fosters positive work relationships.
    Observes work in progress to anticipate and resolve problems.
    Ensures proper quality standards are maintained on products being produced.
    Observes and enforces all Company, housekeeping, safety and plant policies and procedures.
    Motivates and encourages teamwork with direct reports to meet productivity targets.
    Supports and explains management programs to subordinates.
    Trains, develops and mentors employees.
    Advises and counsels workers on how to improve their performance and provides input on performance appraisals, training needs and disciplinary actions.
    Ensures that subordinates comply with all housekeeping, safety and plant rules, policies and procedures.
    Communicates effectively within department and with others.
    Keeps supervisor informed of problems as they arise.
    Performs duties of supervisor in his/her absence.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:  Directly supervises up to 9 workers in accordance with the Company’s policies, practices and procedures.  Responsibilities include assigning and directing work; training and mentoring employees; counseling employees, providing input on employee performance, disciplinary actions and other personnel issues; addressing complaints and resolving problems.      


    Competencies:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


    Change Management - Develops creative and workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.


    Diversity – Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment; supports affirmative action and diversity.


    Interpersonal Skills – Inspires the trust of others; approaches others in a tactful manner; focuses on solving conflict, not blaming others; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; builds positive work relationships; reacts well under pressure and keeps emotions under control; gives and welcomes feedback. 


    Judgment – Identifies problems; makes decisions based on sound, accurate judgment; perceives the


    impact and implications of decisions; supports and explains reasoning for decisions.


    Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; listens effectively; obtains clarification; conveys information and ideas in understandable terms at all levels of the organization and through proper channels; participates in meetings; responds well to questions; demonstrates effective presentation skills in small and large groups.



    Organizational Support – Upholds organizational goals and values; ensures that subordinate supervisors and workers comply with Company policies, procedures and processes.


    Planning/Organizing – Priorities and plans work activities; delegates work assignments matching the responsibility to the person; develops realistic action plans; designs work flows and procedures; plans for additional resources; completes administrative tasks correctly and timely; uses time efficiently; adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, interruptions or unexpected events.


    Problem Solving – Reads, analyzes, interprets and synthesizes complex or diverse information skillfully; identifies and defines problems, weighs relevance and accuracy of information; collects and researches data, establishes facts and draws valid conclusions; develops and evaluates alternative solutions; makes sound decisions; resolves problems; uses logic even when dealing with emotional topics; works well independently; works well in group problem solving situations. 


    Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; behaves in an honest, fair and ethical manner; shows consistency in words and actions; accepts responsibility for own actions; reacts well under pressure; follows through on commitments; models high standards of ethics; maintains confidentiality.


    Quality Management - Creates and maintains a culture of continuous improvement; demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail; fosters quality focus in others; monitors work of others to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.


    Safety and Security - Observes and enforces safety and security policies and procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports and addresses potentially unsafe conditions; ensures that equipment and materials are used properly. 


    Supervises Others – Leads by example; includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self available to staff; sets expectations, monitors activities and provides regular performance feedback; provides recognition for results; develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; continually works to improve supervisory skills; balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others views; tries new things; gives and welcomes feedback; puts success of team above own interests; builds morale and employee commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust; facilitates cooperation and motivates employees to accomplish department goals.


    Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others; makes effective use of technology to achieve results.



    Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs; designs work flow, prepares reports, business correspondence, work instructions, operating procedures and other required documents; edits work for spelling and grammar; presents numerical data effectively.



    Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Education and/or Experience:   High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus 2 years’ manufacturing shipping experience required; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience; 1 year in a leadership capacity preferred. 


    Computer Skills: Computer literate; proficient with Microsoft Windows, Office programs and applications such as word processing, email, database management and spreadsheets.


    Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as Company policies, operating and procedure manuals and general technical instructions.  Ability to prepare routine reports and business correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively, present information clearly and respond to questions. 


    Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 


    Reasoning Ability:   Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists.


    Supervision Skills:  Ability to work with a diverse group of people and encourage and motivate people to take ownership and pride in their work.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: 

    Fork-lift certified
    Obtain a Notary Public Stamp
    Become DOT Haz-Mat certified

    Physical Demands:  The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl, and taste or smell.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions and extreme heat or cold.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.



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