Manages the Shipping Department and all staff within it.  Verifies and keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment.  The Shipping Manager reports to the Plant Manager.

Supervisory duties:
Supervises and coordinates activities of shipping area employees directly or through Team-leaders.  Ensures that the Shipping Team Board is updated daily with effective and clear measures of communication.

Performs discipline of staff as necessary by fully understanding and properly implementing company handbook policies re: attendance and categories of conduct.

Performs coaching of staff by ensuring that there is a development plan for every person, that training checklists are applied to employee MYOCI accounts, and that training is tracked and verified in a timely manner.

Evaluates performance of direct reports in timely 90 -Day and annual reviews. Establishes and tracks measurable goals for staff.

Creates and tracks development and cross-training plans for direct reports.

Coordinates shipping activities with Sales: by monitoring and informing Sales team of reduced schedules due to scrap.

Coordinates with Engineering regarding tracking continuous improvement ideas of staff.
Leads and participates in a 5S project/s annually (5S = Sort, Set In order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain).

Promotes the use of continuous improvement activities to improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Profitability metrics. Coaches team members.

Coordinates shipping activities with Maintenance: by following up on open maintenance requests and gathering updates on preventative maintenance for the Shipping area as necessary.

Directs shipping personnel in the resolution of issues or problems affecting operations.  Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to: Safety, Routers, Scrap, Quality, Maintenance, Training, Vacation, Sick Time, and Attendance.

Leads and participates in Lean Projects to eliminate the 8 wastes of manufacturing using time studies to evaluate direct and indirect activities in the shipping area.

Compares identifying information from routers by counting, weighing, or measuring items of incoming and outgoing shipments to verify information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records.

Reviews routers to ensure inventories have been received and quantities are correct in all operations. Makes all final corrections on routers.

Communicates and coordinates deliveries and pickups with shipping vendors.

Utilizes computer system to produce shipping paperwork such as packing lists. Reviews shipping list to ensure scheduled shipments are brought to area and processed for shipment.

Prepares shipments including labels, packing slips and destination stickers. Stamps, stencils, or glues identifying information and shipping instructions onto crates or containers. Posts weights and shipping charges, and affixes postage.

Examines outgoing shipments to ensure shipments meet customer specifications.

Prepares and sends Advanced Shipping Notices to notify customers of upcoming shipments. Uses STX computer program to enter and transmit data regarding shipments.

Maintains finished goods inventory by receiving finished goods into inventory and shipping finished goods from inventory by using the Vantage system.

Orders and maintains supplies including tubs, racks, boxes, tape, forms, etc.

Assists Production Supervisor in expediting orders throughout shop to ensure timeliness of shipments.

Assists Shippers as needed with loading and unloading trucks, assembling boxes, and packing.

Assists Building Managers and Sales in expediting orders throughout shop to ensure timeliness of shipments.

Operates sit-down forklift to load and unload trucks. Assembles boxes, and packing.

Loads/unloads trucks carrying large plates of steel and other materials using forktruck and overhead crane, identifies materials, examines materials for defects, and puts into stock or delivers to proper work area.

Compiles data from sources such as contracts, purchase orders, invoices, and requisitions and writes, types, or enters information such as quantity, source, and pricing into computer to maintain inventory for purchased components and raw material.

Performs data entry for Advance Shipping Notices, Bills of Lading, and other department related activities.

Assists in opening jobs once material is received by entering appropriate information into computer, signing off on router, and contacting necessary personnel.

Maintains material racks by keeping parts cage and bins clean, organized, and stocked
Creates and populates raw material and purchased component purchase orders in Vantage System.

Monitors raw material and purchased component inventory and contacts suppliers to release more when minimum levels are reached.

Conducts periodic inventory counts and prints inventory reports and balances inventory by making changes to quantity and bin location as needed.

Performs basic Purchasing responsibilities as needed. Contacts vendors and Purchasing Manager regarding issues with quotes, orders, deliveries, quantities, etc.

Assists in MRO buying for all aspects of plant (production, maintenance, etc.) by helping identify and source items needed, creating and sending purchase orders, and receiving orders into Vantage system.

Performs other duties as assigned.

(The Shipping Manager at OCI receives salary and overtime compensation.)

High school diploma and six to nine years metal fabrication experience and/or training or an equivalent combination of education or experience are required. Working knowledge of punching, laser cutting, plasma-cutting, burning, forming, welding, machining, and painting. Bachelor's or Associate degree preferred. Computer literacy is required, may receive instruction on-the-job. Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization

The physical demands described here 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 and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb and/or bend. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

This is a management position
This is a full time position

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