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Working As A Dock Supervisor

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $55,860

    Average Salary

What Does A Dock Supervisor Do At Keystone Foods

* Manages the scheduling of daily activities for shipments and receiving.
* Coordinates the dock activities for material handlers and general clerks.
* Manages material handling equipment.
* Schedule repairs and monitor forklift inspections.
* Communicates with production and Huntsville personnel to establish meat usage for production needs and resolve problems in shipping and receiving.
* Prepare daily and weekly reports for operations and inventories.
* Monitor finished product rotation with special emphasis on test and coordinate cold storage activities.
* Maintain the SCIP system and other software applications for logistics for accurate inventory control in both raw and finished products .
* Assure all products received and shipped meet Keystone and customer requirements in regards to product security and food safety.
* Responsible for assisting management in providing a safe and healthy work environment, free of all recognizable hazards.
* Must understand and comply with Keystone’s Foods safety performance audit, such as providing safety training to employees conducting safety inspections, following up on work orders, and documenting necessary requirements.
* Effectively communicates through our active listening; acting or input; sharing information in an open, timely manner and encouraging others to do the same.
* Maintains appropriate confidentiality

What Does A Dock Supervisor Do At YRC Freight

* Communicates company safety program enforces safety rules and compliance with all government regulations.
* Maintain a safe work environment at all times.
* Interact daily with internal and external customers to deliver exceptional customer service to meet and exceed customer expectations and provide on-time and quality delivery of freight.
* Collaborate with interdepartmental teams and other functions to achieve work objectives and ensure seamless movement of freight.
* Supervise and direct all activities of dockworkers and other support staff engaged in the loading and unloading of freight.
* Prepare and plan daily utilization of resources to ensure a consistent and efficient operation.
* Conduct effective employee pre-shift meetings.
* Supervise and observe the loading of trucks to determine conformance to loading patterns to prevent damage to freight during transit and that the safe operation of the truck will not be jeopardized.
* Utilize independent judgment and effectively recommend personnel actions in accordance with company policy, procedures and contractual language.
* Completes necessary paperwork/data input accurately and in a timely manner to ensure an efficient and steady flow of information.
* Manage work assignments, monitor performance and provide training on duties, policies and procedures.
* Utilize work method programs for training and education to motivate employees to improve performance and quality of work.
* Communicate clear performance expectations to ensure high-performance work environment and proactively provide specific, balanced and timely coaching/feedback to reinforce and encourage high performance and promote a culture of teamwork.
* Maintain knowledge of applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA).
* Interact with facility Office & Yard Operations, along with clerical personnel, to properly service customer shipments in a timely/cost effective fashion.
* High Levels of Integrity and Trust
* Adheres to moral, ethical, and professional standards, regulations, and organizational policies; keeps commitments to promised actions.
* Composed in Extreme Pressure Situations
* Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (e.g., experiencing time pressure, conflict, or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
* Prioritizes Key Tasks
* Identifies more critical and less critical activities and tasks; adjusts priorities when appropriate.
* Focused on Customers
* Ensuring that the internal or external customer’s perspective is a driving force behind strategic priorities, business decisions, organizational processes, and individual activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs; promoting and operationalizing customer service as a value.
* Effective Planner
* Plans work for team and self to create efficiencies.
* Great at Motivating Others
* Motivating increased employee effort by communicating a compelling view of the organization’s purpose and its future state in a way that helps others understand the importance of their contributions and feel how outcomes will be different when progress is achieved.
* Effective Time Management
* Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
* Perseveres Through Difficult Times
* Demonstrates an understanding of own emotional triggers, strengths, and development needs as well as the impact of own behavior on others.
* Highly Effective Communication Skills
* Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.
* Skilled Problem Solver
* Has operational capacity that allows an understanding and ability to work through the challenges of the position.
* Goal Oriented - ambitious in nature, working to better the team as a whole by exceeding key metrics.
* Delegates Effectively
* Identifying and leveraging opportunities to accelerate results and build capability by assigning tasks and decision-making responsibilities to individuals or teams with clear boundaries, expectations, support, and follow-up.
* Develops Subordinates
* Planning and supporting the development of individuals’ knowledge, skills, and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future job responsibilities more effectively.
* Action Oriented
* Ability to learn quickly and apply learning when decisions need to be made and work is being accomplished

What Does A Dock Supervisor Do At Lee Enterprises

* Preparing nightly reports
* Coordinating with packaging/contractors/distribution center
* Counting/distributing partner papers to contractors (Des Moines Register, New York Times, etc.)
* Taking pallet product out to dock as needed
* Deliver product (if needed

What Does A Dock Supervisor Do At Holland

* Supervise and coordinate all activities of dockworkers and other support personnel.
* Provide planning, direction and control of all available resources for insuring timely, damage-free, safe loading/unloading of freight on assigned shifts.
* Provide support personnel and dockworker training and performance feedback to ensure that all work is performed according to company approved procedures and standards.
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Dock Supervisor Demographics


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  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Carrier

  • Filipino

  • Vietnamese

  • German

  • French

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Top Dock Supervisor Skills

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Truck Drivers
  3. Delivery Trucks
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared and managed safety procedures in accordance with Company, OSHA and DOT guidelines.
  • Supervised a crew of 6 dockworkers and 15 city truck drivers.
  • Supervised breakdown of inbound freight and routed delivery trucks for West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and NE Arkansas.
  • Supervised 20 employees responsible for loading, unloading, routing, claims prevention, and dispatching freight.
  • Planned the scheduling for the next day and assisted Customer Service in resolving any problems that occurred throughout the day.

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