Warehouse Associate - Shipping Lead in Florence, AL at AWBC

Date Posted: 1/7/2021

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Job Description

Reporting directly to the Shipping Manager, the Shipping Lead provides leadership and direction to Shipping associates, including pre-shift work planning and delegation/assignment of work each shift  Additionally, the Shipping Lead is responsible for completing the work of a Shipping Warehouse Associate. Working collaboratively with the Shipping Manager, the Shipping Lead assists in ensuring that operations align with company-wide strategies and initiatives. 

  • Provide direction and daily work delegation to Shipping Warehouse Associates
  • Ensure that operations are aligned and performed to achieve Shipping key performance indicators including productivity, quality, and safety
  • Monitor work processes to determine how current processes could be improved from a productivity, quality, or safety perspective
  • Monitor work of the team to ensure business goals are met
  • Perform end of shift wrap up – ensure all trailers are accurately loaded; ensure working/charged jacks or yellow seals are placed on each trailer
  • Perform daily audit of pallet jacks and trailers
  • Generate and send daily reports
  • Serve as back up to Shipping Manager, as needed
  • Perform all shipping functions including but not limited to sorting, stacking, carrying, and moving product, scanning product, and loading product onto trailers for accurate, on time delivery to customers.
  • Operate shrink wrap machine according to standards
  • Move product using a forklift or other PIT
  • Verify shipments against manifest before they are loaded on the trucks
  • Responsible for following and promoting all safety rules, regulations and guidelines
  • Demonstrate and promote behavior that supports AWBC’s core values
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including work in variable locations

Job Requirements

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year of related warehouse operations experience
  • Prior leadership experience strongly preferred


  • Proven ability to lead work teams successfully, while displaying core leadership skills
  • Prior experience using radio-frequency scanner preferred
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Forklift certified or become forklift certified and be able to retain certification
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Office and Outlook)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to create and maintain professional relationships with management, senior management, and corporate office personnel
  • Ability to make on the spot decisions based on training and experience

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Willing and able to work variable hours, in excess of 40 in a week, including Saturdays, as needed
  • Stand for long period of time, up to 4 continuous hours, 8 – 12 hours during a shift
  • Walking short distances through the department/building
  • Use hands/arms to operate required equipment and repetitive motion activities
  • Lift objects up to 50 lbs. with or without assistance
    • Communicate with or without an assistive device
    • Hear with or without an assistive device
  • Bend, stoop or crouch while performing daily activities of the job
  • Effective, clear and proficient verbal and written communication skills, including reading and writing

Pass a written test and perform the skills for evaluation demonstrating PIT proficiency

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