Operation Supervisor

Company Overview:
Forward Air Solutions (FAS), a division of Forward Air Inc., provides our customers with a customized consolidation and delivery process that controls costs and more effectively replenishes their network of stores in both major cities and more remote communities across the US. Our primary focus is on advancing the Pool Distribution concept to more customers, more industries and more places. We are dedicated to providing a unique and consistently reliable distribution network for the industries we serve, including; retail, hospitality, healthcare, and publishing.
Forward Air Inc. is a publically traded (NASDQ: FWRD) and highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues of approximately $1B annually. We are a growth-oriented company that has doubled in size over the past 5 years. We have an aggressive growth strategy and need great talent to help us achieve our goals. As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.
Position: Operation Supervisor
We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.
Job Description:
Forward Air, Inc. is seeking a capable and career-oriented Operation Supervisor to supervise our fast-paced shipping/dock operation. He/she will provide planning for, direction to, and will control available resources associated with the timely, damage-free, and safe loading/unloading of freight on assigned shifts.
Core Responsibilities & Duties:
Ensure all work is performed according to Forward Air approved procedures, standards, and specifications for dock operations
Guarantee audit compliance within all areas of the operation
Review terminal operating reports and adjust labor schedules for increased efficiencies
Ensure accurate daily asset reporting: Trailers, Forklifts, TAP Scanners, Load Bars and Containers
Directly supervise all activities of dockworkers and support personnel engaged in loading and unloading trucks and trailers
Ensure appropriate load plans and proper load balance to ensure safe vehicle operation
Provide a clean, safe working environment for all personnel and visiting customers
Foster safe handling, loading, unloading, and storage of Hazardous Materials as provided by the Department of Transportation
Strong team player that thrives in a fast-paced environment
Ability to drive performance of direct reports and lead a team in a lean manufacturing environment
Understand P&L statements and analyze areas for production improvement.
Transportation experience preferred
Demonstrated operational management experience of minimum 15 person unit or larger required
Knowledge of proper freight handling techniques
Knowledge of Hazardous Materials handling
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of operations
All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation
Ideal candidate will possess a can do attitude with a will do work ethic
Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment
General computer skills - Microsoft Office, Outlook, AS400
Excellent communication and problem solving skills
Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer

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