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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

  • $52,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Dock Supervisor Do At Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.

* Monitor and evaluate the safety of each employee on a daily basis.
* Monitor and evaluate the safe and efficient loading and unloading process of freight throughout the shift.
* Manages, assigns and supervises dock employees in the area to ensure proper utilization of employees, equipment, loading and unloading while meeting OD and customer expectations.
* Manages all dock work schedules and time off requests Provide analyses, suggestions and ideas for the improvement of operations within the shift, department and facility.
* Conduct daily inspections to ensure compliance with local state, federal, federal safety regulations as well as OSHA compliance and DOT (Department of Transportation) compliance.
* Operates AS400 system, BLU system, DYMS and any other computer/internal freight monitoring systems used within the company to monitor freight movement.
* Complete forklift job training knowledge and uses a forklift as necessary within the service center.
* Make quick and informed decisions based on the volume levels and communicates schedule to affected employees.
* Inspects working conditions of tools and equipment needed for safe operation within the area and directs the correction of any improper or adverse condition that exists.
* Comprehends and ensures compliance with company and government regulations.
* Works assigned shift/s as needed, must be available to work depending upon customer pick-up and delivery scheduled

What Does A Dock Supervisor Do At YRC Freight

* Supervise and direct all activities of dockworkers and other support staff engaged in the loading and unloading of freight.
* Prepare and plans daily utilization of resources to ensure a consistent and efficient operation.
* Manage work assignments, monitor performance and provide training on job duties, company policies and procedures.
* 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.
* Administers and supports safety and health programs to ensure a safe work place and to be in compliance with government regulations.
* Foster safe handling, loading and storage of hazardous materials.
* Utilize work method programs for training and education to motivate employees to improve performance and quality of work.
* Develop improved performance of employees through feedback and coaching.
* Utilize independent judgment and effectively recommend personnel actions in accordance with company policy, procedures and contractual language.
* Provide appropriate coaching and documentation of actions.
* Completes necessary paperwork accurately and in a timely manner to ensure an efficient and steady flow of information.
* Extensive knowledge and effective use of the local union contract

What Does A Dock Supervisor Do At Oak Harbor Freight Lines

* Schedules and assigns tasks for dock planning and setup.
* Ensures timely delivery of freight.
* Observes loading and/or unloading of trucks for proper handling and distribution of freight for transport.
* Supervise operations, procedures, and freight movement.
* Enforces all safety measures in regard to balance of freight for safe operation of trucks.
* Enforces compliance with administrative policies, procedures, safety rules and government regulations.
* Trains new dock employees and counsels dock personnel with feedback, coaching and discipline as needed for improved job performance.
* Creates and maintains a teamwork environment with employees.
* Coordinates drivers and assigns trucks and delivery routes for delivery of freight.
* Maintains equipment and facility for effective, clean and safe operations.
* Manage cost goals at all levels of the terminal

What Does A Dock Supervisor Do At Protrans

* included the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Effectively provides customer service whether by phone or in person.
* Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved.
* Receives items for shipment, inspects visually for identity, quantity, and condition.
* Checks for obvious damage and segregates items requiring special handling.
* Places ASC Track and Customs required labels as required.
* Opens containers as directed by work instructions or supervisor.
* Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand or with forklift or other handling equipment.
* Loads materials into carrier vehicles and installs strapping, bracing, or logistic bars padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit.
* Completes receiving and shipping documents accurately and completely per ProTrans specifications with the scan gun.
* Counts, weighs, and records number of units of materials moved or handled in PII System.
* Ensures proper identification.
* Identifies all shipments by proper marking and labeling, including special handling instructions.
* Coordinates transportation requirements.
* Coordinates any special handling problems.
* Gathers data for preparing reports.
* Warehouses and stores inbound and outbound cargo awaiting processing and/or onward movement.
* Stacks or assembles materials into bundles and bands bundles together as direct per work instructions.
* Lifts heavy objects by hand or with power hoist, and cleans work area, machines, and equipment.
* Conducts safety and equipment checks daily.
* Operates machinery such as banding, taping, and sealing.
* Follows all safety procedures.
* Actively works to improve individual and center safety record.
* Identifies and implements continual improvement initiatives to enhance the performance of the position, team, and company.
* Actively for continuous quality improvement.
* Follow all safety procedures.
* Actively works to improve individual and center safety record.
* SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities however the employee is able to lead other Material Handlers when assigned

What Does A Dock Supervisor Do At Forward Air

Ensure all work is performed according to Forward Air approved procedures, standards, and specifications for dock operations Directly supervise all activities of dockworkers and support personnel engaged in loading and unloading trucks and trailers Assign job tasks to workers according to unloading and loading schedules Provide guidance to subordinates on goals and objectives on a weekly basis Field customer calls on service issues, special service request, rates and new accounts Ensure proper maintenance of facility, forklift equipment, trailers and handling supplies Execute appropriate load plans and proper load balance to ensure safe vehicle operation Coordinate work assignments, monitor performance, and provide training on relevant job duties Maintain facility appearance, condition and security Maintain record of those responsible for trailer seal verifications Perform security checks when facility is dark or during Holiday breaks Perform facility inspections Assist in the loading and unloading of trailers Foster safe handling, loading, unloading, and storage of Hazardous Materials as provided by the Department of Transportation Manage the dispatch of over the road line haul drivers, as well as all safety aspects both in the building and on the road Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to ninety (90) pounds Other duties as assigned

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Dock Supervisor Demographics

Gender

Male

82.3%

Female

8.9%

Unknown

8.8%
Ethnicity

White

64.8%

Hispanic or Latino

14.6%

Black or African American

12.3%

Asian

5.2%

Unknown

3.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

73.1%

Carrier

7.7%

Portuguese

5.8%

French

3.8%

Filipino

1.9%

Vietnamese

1.9%

German

1.9%

Russian

1.9%

Polish

1.9%
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Dock Supervisor Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.5%

Strayer University

6.3%

Pennsylvania State University

5.9%

Michigan State University

5.5%

The Academy

5.0%

University of Akron

4.2%

Eastern Michigan University

4.2%

Community College of the Air Force

4.2%

University of North Texas

3.8%

University of Cincinnati

3.8%

Ashford University

3.8%

Middle Tennessee State University

3.8%

Purdue University

3.8%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

3.8%

Auburn University

3.4%

Liberty University

3.4%

Central Piedmont Community College

2.9%

University of Toledo

2.9%

Johnson County Community College

2.9%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

2.9%
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Majors

Business

40.8%

Criminal Justice

7.6%

Management

5.4%

General Studies

5.2%

Supply Chain Management

4.1%

Computer Science

3.3%

Accounting

3.3%

Marketing

3.0%

Psychology

3.0%

Education

2.8%

Computer Information Systems

2.8%

Communication

2.6%

Finance

2.2%

Automotive Technology

2.1%

Electrical Engineering

2.1%

Information Technology

2.1%

Graphic Design

2.1%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.0%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Political Science

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

36.9%

Other

35.4%

Associate

14.1%

Masters

5.9%

Certificate

5.1%

Diploma

1.9%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Top Skills for A Dock Supervisor

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Delivery Trucks
  3. Dispatch Drivers
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Administered company policies and regulations on loading procedures and safety procedures, and disciplined when appropriate.
  • Supervised getting delivery trucks counted and loaded.
  • Dispatch drivers and supervised 30 people to make this happen.
  • Dispatched trailers to correct dock doors, set correct temperatures, loaded correct products and dispatched at allotted time.
  • Assisted in other terminal functions including customer service, logistical analysis, equipment inspection and operational labor relations.

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