Dock Supervisor - 2nd shift at Forward Air in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description

Company Overview:

Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a leading asset-light freight and logistics company, providing less-than-truckload ("LTL"), truckload, intermodal and pool distribution services across the United States and in Canada. We are a highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues in excess of $1B annually. 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: Dock Supervisor - 2nd shift

Job Description:

Forward Air is seeking a capable and career-oriented Dock Supervisor to lead our fast-paced shipping/dock operation. The qualified candidate will coordinate all activities of dockworkers, drivers and other support personnel. The supervisor 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. In addition, the supervisor will provide dockworker and driver training, performance feedback, and provide disciplinary recommendations when necessary. Previous experience with cargo operations is a plus. This position reports directly to the Operations Manager.

Core Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Ensure all work is performed according to Forward Air approved procedures, standards, and specifications for dock operations
  • Directly supervise all activities of dockworkers and support personnel engaged in loading and unloading trucks and trailers
  • Assign job tasks to workers according to unloading and loading schedules
  • Provide guidance to subordinates on goals and objectives on a weekly basis
  • Field customer calls on service issues, special service request, rates and new accounts
  • Ensure proper maintenance of facility, forklift equipment, trailers and handling supplies
  • Execute appropriate load plans and proper load balance to ensure safe vehicle operation
  • Coordinate work assignments, monitor performance, and provide training on relevant job duties
  • Maintain facility appearance, condition and security
  • Maintain record of those responsible for trailer seal verifications
  • Perform security checks when facility is dark or during Holiday breaks
  • Perform facility inspections
  • Assist in the loading and unloading of trailers
  • Foster safe handling, loading, unloading, and storage of Hazardous Materials as provided by the Department of Transportation
  • Manage the dispatch of over the road line haul drivers, as well as all safety aspects both in the building and on the road
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to ninety (90) pounds
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 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
  • Prior air freight experience is required
  • International/Import experience is a plus
  • Must have two (2) or more years of supervisory experience in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
  • Must possess demonstrated leadership ability
  • Knowledge of proper freight handling techniques
  • Knowledge of Hazardous Materials handling
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of operations
  • Must be flexible to work weekends and nights
  • Forklift and general freight handling experience


  • 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.