Materials Handler Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in
shipping, receiving, inspecting, storing, issuing, delivering, and
maintaining records for a variety of materials, equipment, and
fourth in a series of six classifications. It distinguished from the
lead classification in that incumbents have full supervisory
authority over other workers and typically spend a majority of work
time engaged in supervisory activities, but also participate in
materials handling duties.
Examples of Duties:
- Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned
employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations
that are given particular weight regarding the employment status
of assigned employees.
- Compiles special or routine reports for management regarding
financial or operational matters of assigned area.
- Analyzes various shipping/receiving records to determine
priorities, assignments and work methods required to meet
schedules, utilizing knowledge of shipping procedures, routes,
- Oversees, organizes, and coordinates annual inventory
- Analyzes history to resolve discrepancies between stock
control records and inventory on hand; accountable for accurate,
up-to-date records and stock.
- Verifies prices/costs paid for incoming materials and
contacts vendor if discrepancy arises.
- Ensures adequate safety measures are followed to protect
university property and personnel.
- Advises subordinates with questions or problems in any
aspect of work activities.
- Organizes layout of storage/stock areas considering size,
weight and related factors of items stored.
- Monitors work and examines records for accuracy, neatness
and conformance to policies and procedures.
- Recommends and implements new or changes to procedures to
- Performs or assists subordinates in performance of duties.
- Participates in ordering of stock items to replenish levels.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of shipping/receiving and inventory standards and
- Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
years of shipping/receiving/stores experience which includes one
year supervisory lead experience; OR, Associate's degree in Business
Administration or related field AND two years of
shipping/receiving/stores experience which includes, one year
supervisory or lead experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of
experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills
and abilities have been achieved.
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