How to Become a Materials Handling Supervisor

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of a Materials Handling Supervisor

What does a Materials Handling Supervisor do?

A Materials Handling Supervisor supervises and coordinates the work of employees who load and unload material within a warehouse or storage facility. Processes orders from requisitions and dispenses items from stock. Being a Materials Handling Supervisor oversees the utilization of hand trucks, forklifts, hoists, conveyors, or other handling equipment to move material to and from aircraft, trucks or trains and within the storage facility. Prepares work schedules, assigns work, and oversees the work product. Additionally, Materials Handling Supervisor ensures procedures are according to specifications and that resources are used effectively and work schedules and targets are met. May assist in inventory of stock and stock rotation. Enters information into a computerized system to maintain up-to-date stock records, retrieve stored data, or respond to inquiries about inventory levels or delivery schedules. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a manager. The Materials Handling Supervisor supervises a small group of para-professional staff in an organization characterized by highly transactional or repetitive processes. Contributes to the development of processes and procedures. Thorough knowledge of functional area under supervision. To be a Materials Handling Supervisor typically requires 3 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor.

People's Opinions on Materials Handling Supervisor responsibilities

A job as a Material Handling Supervisor falls under the broader career category of First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators.

02/07/2020: Corpus Christi, TX

The successful incumbent will report to the Material Handling Section Head.

01/18/2020: Muskegon, MI

The Materials Handling Supervisor is accountable for coordinating the work, its training, monitoring and control of quality, of maintenance technicians on conveyors and materials handling systems in safe manner, compliant with operational and engineering policies, standards, systems and procedures to maximise plant availability in a compliant, safe, sustainable cost-effective manner and minimize operational risks in order to meet the business’ strategic objective.

02/20/2020: Spartanburg, SC

Looking for past manufacturing supervisor experience or warehousing or logistics supervisor experience.

02/04/2020: Rapid City, SD

Oversee completion of inspections of forklifts, overhead cranes and all other assembly equipment utilized in material handling area; may include managing repairs and maintenance of equipment.

01/05/2020: Minneapolis, MN
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Step 2: Learn best tips to become a Materials Handling Supervisor

Best tips for those who want to become a Materials Handling Supervisor

Here are some tips to become a Materials Handling Supervisor.

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May confer with supervisors of other departments to coordinate flow of materials or products.

01/18/2020: Greensboro, NC

May verify or prepare records, such as routing slips, material requisitions, and job orders.

01/22/2020: Salisbury, NC

May supervise activities of shipping and receiving personnel.

02/04/2020: Altus, OK

Performs duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.

12/07/2019: Mobile, AL

You may use the Services only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use.

12/28/2019: Akron, OH
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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for Materials Handling Supervisor

Best colleges and universities for Materials Handling Supervisor

  • Butler University
  • Taylor University
  • California State University--Maritime Academy
  • William Jessup University
  • Fairfield University
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy

Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be a Materials Handling Supervisor

Is being a Materials Handling Supervisor Worth it?

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The CSS Site Supervisor willensure preventive maintenance schedules… driving department performance related to maintaining the materialhandling equipment covered under the contract, while ensuring the….

02/20/2020: Schenectady, NY

Material Flow Supervisor 2nd Shift The Material Flow Supervisor is responsible for planning, organizing… performance management Collaborate with other supervisors to ensure material support is available when required Establish and….

01/02/2020: Winston Salem, NC

A job as a Material Handling Supervisor falls under the broader career category of First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators.

01/01/2020: Somerset, NJ

The Shift Supervisor ensures that proper documentation is maintained, procedures for material and product handling and storage are observed, and that production….

02/24/2020: New York, NY

Regional Sales Manager, CRM, home-based, experienced, material handling, conveyors, automation, supply chain, leadership.

12/12/2019: El Paso, TX
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being a Materials Handling Supervisor

What skills do you need to be a Materials Handling Supervisor?

A manager is often judged based on the success of their team and those working below them, as such, many skills are needed.  Success in this role depends on a critical ability in the following: Material Handling, Supervises Loading/Unloading Operations.  Experience in the following is fundamental to this role: Inventory Control Software.  Skills may vary from job-to-job, but these skills are the ones most commonly associated with this role.

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We are seeking an experienced and self-motivated person to join our dedicated team as Material Handling Supervisor.

12/31/2019: Port Arthur, TX

The Materials Handling Supervisor is accountable for coordinating the work, its training, monitoring and control of quality, of maintenance technicians on conveyors and materials handling systems in safe manner, compliant with operational and engineering policies, standards, systems and procedures to maximise plant availability in a compliant, safe, sustainable cost-effective manner and minimize operational risks in order to meet the business’ strategic objective.

12/14/2019: Kansas City, KS

An experienced Materials Transport and Conveyor Maintenance Supervisor with 10+ years’ experience in underground mining.

12/21/2019: Hartford, CT

Strong materials movement and conveying competencies in underground mining.

01/28/2020: Omaha, NE

Maintains inventory levels; purchases equipment, materials, furniture or other supplies in accordance with budget and priorities; prepares bid specifications and works with appropriate staff and vendors to obtain required items/prices and resolves questions or conflicts.

02/01/2020: Rochester, NY
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Step 6: View average salary for Materials Handling Supervisor

How much does a Materials Handling Supervisor make?

The average salary range for a Materials Handling Supervisor is from $56,891 to $74,456. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for a Materials Handling Supervisor
$56,891 to $74,456

Step 7: Find relevant Materials Handling Supervisor jobs, and apply.

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Step 8: Explore Career Path of Materials Handling Supervisor