Shipping/Receiving Supervisor (Afternoons)

United States of America
New York
New Hartford
New Hartford/Dunkirk
Full Time


Special Metals


With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.


Provide focus, direction and leadership for the shipping/receiving function in New Hartford.  Supervise, direct activities, monitor productivity, measure progress and sets expectations regarding safety, productivity, quality and schedule.

 Essential Functions


Manages all shipping/receiving/trucking personnel to insure conformance to established metrics (Safety, TOC, Dock Targets, Productivity and Cost) and adherence to procedures (PC’s).


Reserve material for shipments and record documentation appropriately.


Provides training, coaching and leadership to subordinates.


Manages shipping schedules based on customer requirements as determined by Sales and Production Control.


Manage freight costs.


Provides direction to Production Supervision relative to receive/dock/shipping targets on a daily basis.


Additional Responsibilities

o   Judgment exercised in the management of personnel, materials and processes

§  Impact of judgment and initiative on quality, safety, productivity, profitability, employee relations – own department.

§  Impact of judgment and initiative on productivity, profitability, safety other departments – Production.


o   Application of experiential learning to contribute to group, team, department success-

§  Able to plan, monitor, control and report progress on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.


o   Technical Effectiveness

§  Speed with which incumbent becomes well versed in essential technical subject matter

§  Timeliness, accuracy and thoroughness of information and records used, developed and/or maintained.

o    Timeliness in response

o    Adequacy of planning



  • Organization
  • Attention to details
  • Technical knowledge
  • Strategic thinking
  • Engagement
  • Communication skills

Education and Experience

Associates degree or higher along with 3+ years in logistics, shipping, distribution and/or transportation in a manufacturing environment. Understanding of transportation regulations/guidelines.  Computer proficiency in ORACLE, Discoverer and Excel              

Special Skills

o   Oral communication skills sufficient to instruct, direct and resolve conflicts with and between employees

o   Written skills for internal correspondence, writing or revising procedures;

o   Reading comprehension sufficient to read, interpret  and properly apply specifications and procedures to achieve desired outcomes

o   Persuasion, negotiation  and motivational skills as needed to maintain high productivity and achieve ‘win-win’ solutions

o   Collaboration skills to create cooperative, responsive workforce

o   Composure under pressure enabling ability to manage effectively under pressure, through change and interruption.

o   Problem solving – anticipates, surfaces consequential issues and acts with appropriate sense of urgency, sense of time and through organized planning to resolve.

Additional Notes

·        The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Physical Dimensions

Physical Demands – Frequently moves about the production facilities.  Must be able to detect unsafe conditions from long distances.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Manual dexterity sufficient for  handling materials and data entry; regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, squat, climb; lifts objects up to 50 pounds; visual ability to read, write, supervise, inspect facilities, materials, equipment, use computers; auditory ability sufficient for instructing/directing others, use office equipment (phones, beepers/pagers)

Work Environment – The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid and dry/arid conditions.  Frequently required the use of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.